University of Nevada, Reno Offering Cannabis Certification Courses

The University of Nevada, Reno is offering three eight-week online courses as part of their new cannabis certificate program.

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The University of Nevada, Reno is the latest college to partner with cannabis education company Green Flower to offer an industry certification program. Green Flower has previously announced partnerships with the University of New Mexico and New York’s Syracuse University, among other institutions throughout the U.S. The partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno is through its Extended Studies program.

The programs cover the business of cannabis, agriculture and horticulture, law and policy, and healthcare and medicine and each certificate program includes three, eight-week online courses.

Jodi Herzik, interim vice provost for Extended Studies, said that her team “naturally wants to ensure” the state “is at the forefront of cannabis education.”

“The University of Nevada, Reno is proud to partner with Green Flower to offer four, new online cannabis certificate programs. Nevada was the third state to approve cannabis for medical use with the adoption of the Nevada Medical Marijuana Act in 1998. We were once again trailblazers when Nevadans voted to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use in 2016.” – Herzik in a press release

Daniel Kalef, Green Flower’s vice president of Higher Education, noted that since the passage of the voter-approved adult-use law “the state has seen unprecedented [cannabis industry] growth and continues to show no signs of slowing down.”

“As the leading cannabis education company in the country, we set out to find the perfect university in the state with whom to partner and offer our programs to help prepare people for jobs in the industry,” Kalef said in a statement. “The University of Nevada, Reno checks all those boxes for us, and we could not be more thrilled to work with them on this.”

Courses begin November 15 and cost $2,950 per certificate but the university is offering a one-time $500 discount for students who enroll in next month’s cohort.

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