Canadian College to Offer Marijuana Business Management Course

Canadian medical cannabis businesses may soon get some help in finding qualified candidates for hard-to-fill jobs.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia plans to start offering online courses this fall that train students in the business of marijuana, focusing in large part on the knowledge professionals need for management positions in the cannabis industry, according to the International Business Times.

The course – called Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada – will teach the next generation of entrepreneurs how to operate within the framework of the country’s MMJ laws.

“There’s a need for middle management” in the cannabis industry, instructor Tegan Adams told CTV.

Adams – who has worked with eight MMJ companies in British Columbia – said the 14-week course is for “people who actually want to work through the (MMJ regulatory system) and do it legally and be part of the evolving pharmaceutical and medical world that marijuana’s going to be entering.”

While the concept is relatively new in Canada, numerous universities in the United States already offer marijuana-related business classes.