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.
Learning Format Online
Duration 6 months
*Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 9 Units
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
Individuals wanting to learn more about the legal cannabis industry
The Business of Cannabis II: Scaling OperationsThe second course in the Business of Cannabis sequence continues with sector-specific challenges in real estate, regulatory compliance, marketing, sales, accounting and finance, human resources, and investment.