Article by Emma Spears, Daily Hive
Cannabis legalization in Canada is less than two months away, and Canadian post-secondary institutions are making sure that the courses they offer will keep them a step ahead. Cannabis training programs, certificates, workshops, diplomas – the options are endless. But are the opportunities?
It is yet unknown how many jobs will be created by cannabis legalization, but that’s not stopping Canadians from flocking to universities and colleges to learn about the ins and outs of this emerging industry.
Many students are hoping that a cannabis-related education will give them a step up in the cannabis market. Here are some schools to check out if you’re looking to get in on the green rush.
Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences – Toronto, ON
This private school offers a certificate in Cannabis Management – Quality and Laboratory. Classes are online and run for a duration of 16 weeks. The Academy’s website describes the program as “train[ing] students on Cannabis Regulations, Growing, Laboratory and Sanitation Techniques,” and mentions that business management, research & development and quality assurance are “discussed.”
Durham College – Oshawa, ON
Located in a suburb just outside of Toronto, Durham College touts its Cannabis Industry Specialization program as the “first of its kind in Ontario.” The part-time study program combines both online and in-person classes and is configured to “prepare professionals with business experience, or who have already completed a diploma or degree in business, to pursue a career in the rapidly expanding cannabis sector.” The college also offers a 2-day course called Medical Cannabis Fundamentals for Business Professionals for those who don’t want to commit to the full program.