Company Partners With University to Offer Marijuana Business Course

A company that helps entrepreneurial hopefuls prepare to start cannabis businesses has teamed up with an online university to offer a nationally accredited marijuana education course.

The Cannabis Career Institute and Dunlap-Stone University in Phoenix will launch class – titled The Modern Cannabis Industry – on Dec. 10.

According to the course description, the six-week online class is an elective in Dunlap-Stone’s healthcare administration program.

The course “explores the modern cannabis industry from the perspective of the emerging industry and its career possibilities,” while “emphasis is placed on understanding the various emerging career opportunities within the industry.”

The course also examines legal issues and other challenges facing the marijuana industry in addition to covering related medical and scientific research.

The Cannabis Career Institute was founded in 2009 by Robert Calkin, who wrote the curriculum for Oaksterdam University.

While CCI and Oaksterdam are among a growing number of cannabis-centric universities, several mainstream universities also offer marijuana classes.

The list includes Business and Law of Marijuana at Hofstra University in New York, Marijuana Law and Policy at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, and Business Opportunities Related to Marijuana Legalization at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.

These types of courses are preparing a new generation of workers for the cannabis industry and help companies find employees who are familiar with the marijuana business and the issues it faces.