The University of New Mexico (UNM) is partnering with cannabis education company Green Flower to offer non-credit online cannabis industry certificate programs starting in November.
New Mexico lawmakers passed adult-use legislation last April. Provisions of the law allowing adult possession, use, and cultivation took effect in June. State officials anticipate the industry will create more than 11,000 jobs and at least $50 million in revenue this year.
Audrey Arnold, executive director of UNM Continuing Education, called the industry “one of the fastest-growing new market opportunities in the country.”
“As providers of professional development and career education, we want to provide the knowledge and skills that our community will need to be successful in this rapidly growing market. We are thrilled as well for this innovative partnership with Green Flower who can offer solid education in this industry and an affordable and realistic approach in training.” — Arnold in a press release
The four program options include the Business of Cannabis; Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture; Cannabis Law and Policy; and Cannabis Health Care and Medicine. Each program comprises three eight-week courses over a six-month period which students can complete at their own pace within that timeframe.
According to Green Flower’s website, the company is currently partnered with universities and colleges in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington state, and Wisconsin. The partnership with NMU is its first in New Mexico.
The cost of the program at NMU is $2,950.
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