Saint Joseph’s University presents

The Business of Cannabis Certificate

Your future in the cannabis industry starts here.

Installment Payment Option Also Available

For anyone considering a career in cannabis or hemp, specialist knowledge is the key to unlocking the industry’s most exciting opportunities. The cannabis landscape is complex, ever changing and unique. This certificate will provide you with a clear understanding of the cannabis industry, how it got there, and where it’s going.

Studying the Business of Cannabis, you’ll develop critical business skills like risk analysis, scaling operations and regulatory compliance. View cannabis — and your future in the industry—with a well-informed and entrepreneurial mindset.

Online study makes this course ideal for working professionals or anyone looking to access the most experienced educators and professionally designed cannabis coursework available anywhere. Work on each week’s instructor-led assignments at a time that suits you, as you build your expertise and earn a credible credential from a recognized university.

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Full Payment Option

$2,950

Installment Option

$999 x 3

3 Courses

8 weeks each

100% Online

Instructor led, asynchronous

Get started today and save $250. Registration is open through May 7. Use Coupon Code LASTCHANCEMAY

The Business of Cannabis

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis
  • Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Agriculture and Cultivation
  • Enterprise
  • Law and Policy
  • Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
  • Careers in the Cannabis Industry
THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS I: Seed to Sale

The Cannabis Industry & Operations course sequence prepares learners to anticipate and adapt to trends in cannabis industry and operations. Course I introduces learners to product innovation, behavioral economics, financial strategy, marketing, and challenges with sustainability from seed to sale. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • The Business of Cannabis Cultivation
  • Processing and Manufacturing
  • Lab Testing and Analytics
  • Cannabis Distribution
  • The Cannabis Retail Guide
  • Cannabis Real Estate
  • Obtaining Licensing in the Cannabis Industry
THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS II: Scaling Operations

The second course dives more deeply into regulations for the environment, insurance, social media, and the black market. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • Industrial Hemp
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Marketing in the Cannabis Industry
  • Sales in the Cannabis Industry
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Investment in the Cannabis Industry

Expert Cannabis Educators

Expert Cannabis Educators

The Business of Cannabis features expert instruction and interaction from top executives and entrepreneurs, board-certified doctors and lawyers, advanced professionals in engineering and agriculture, and policy makers.

The Highest Standards for Online Learning

Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, utilizing theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.

Al Foreman

Partner & CIO of Tuatara Capital

An expert in private equity and corporate finance leveraging 20 years of leadership experience from Tuatara Capital, Highbridge, J.P Morgan, and CitiBank.

Avis Bulbulyan

CEO of SIVA Enterprises

Former President of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force and leading authority in the industry with deep insight into the nuances, regulations, and trends of the cannabis business.

Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, CPA

CEO of Kalogia

A global cannabis business expert leveraging her experience in financial and business management from PwC, Nike, and Fox Entertainment.

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands

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SALES GROWTH IN PA

In 2019, the second year of PA’s medical marijuana program, total sales jumped almost 500% year-on-year, with total program sales standing at $524 million.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

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PA MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS AND COUNTING

In January of 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that the state had 153,000 patients, up from 70,000 in January 2019.

Source: PGH City Paper

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243,700 FULL TIME JOBS

In 2020, legal cannabis already supports almost a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

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AMERICA’S FASTEST GROWING OCCUPATION

Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

Your Schedule

Designed using online learning best practices. Perfect for working professionals.

A Portfolio Of Work

Develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that you can use to demonstrate your sector-specific cannabis knowledge.

Official University Certificate of Completion

Upon graduation you will earn a certificate of completion from Saint Joseph’s University.

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