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Cannabis Bootcamp

The Business of Cannabis Bootcamp

The Business of Cannabis Bootcamp

Online Program


6 months



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Starting a new cannabis business can be an exciting prospect but, like any startup, requires the right intelligence, approach, and plan. However, the newness and changing legal landscape mean that aspiring business owners like yourself have to have an astute understanding of different business facets—not only the ones that are impacted by changing legislation but those introduced by the nature of the new industry itself. To be not only confident in your business plan but also competitive, you’ll need to educate yourself on the relevant topics, responsibilities, and strategies to establish your business and prosper.

Designed For

  • Individuals wanting to learn more about the legal cannabis industry
  • Individuals wanting to start a cannabis business

What You'll Learn

  • An introduction to the history, uses, culture, and industry of cannabis; medical cannabis; and industrial hemp
  • Responsibilities and roles of different industry-specific sectors
  • Business aspects and practices as they relate to a cannabis business, such as building infrastructure for your grow site, investment and banking, and challenges for commercial operations
  • Industry-specific challenges, such as labs, distribution, and retail and delivery
  • Sector-specific challenges, such as real estate considerations, regulatory compliance, and insurance

What You Can Do With This Program

Positions are available in a variety of industries and can include self-employment, corporations, or nonprofit organizations. Jobs might include:

  • Business owners and founders
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Business operations specialists
  • Business analysts
  • Consultants

Real People. Real Results.

“We are teaming up with UCR Extension to help fill the void of skilled and highly-trained professionals needed in the booming cannabis industry. My hope is that this program will create an ever-growing pipeline of talented people to take their places innovating and building major cannabis companies. Learn from legacy cannabis growers, medical doctors and nurses, business owners, and industry attorneys.”

Max Simon

Green Flower

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Quarter 1

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

MGT 870.1

The Business of Cannabis I: Seed to Sale

MGT 870.2

The Business of Cannabis II: Scaling Operations

MGT 870.3

Instructor Spotlight

“Green Flower sets the industry standard for cannabis education, and their ethical imperative is to supply instructor-led education supplied in a real-world setting. In my classroom, I embrace design thinking methodologies to promote theory-to-practice, student-centered engagement that prepares learners for actionable and successful careers in the cannabis industry.”

Dana Milstein, Ph.D.

UCR Extension & Green Flower Instructor

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