Cannabis Business Courses


Are you looking to expand your knowledge and expertise in the booming Cannabis industry? Hudson County Community College’s Office of Continuing Education proudly offers new Cannabis industry courses! These self-paced classes will provide everything you need to know in the field with industry-experienced instructors. They will guide you toward achieving your goals, whether your business is a dispensary or you want to learn more about this growing industry.

We are in the final stages of scheduling the classes for this spring; join our waitlist so you can be notified once registration opens up. For more information, please contact Chastity Farrell at cfarrellFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE for more details.

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Online Cannabis Business Courses

These self-paced courses are carried out over four weeks, with 8-12 hours of coursework with Bi-weekly virtual meetings with your instructor.

Where do I fit into the Cannabis industry?
As the acceptance and availability of medical and adult-use cannabis rapidly increase, the opportunity to become a part of one of the fastest-growing industries in the US is of interest to many. This course is designed to educate about the basics of cannabis and then introduce the learner to the myriad of employment opportunities, from cultivation to manufacturing to advertising and compliance.

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The dispensary is often the first point of contact between patients/customers and the cannabis industry. Knowing how to address a patient’s concerns and needs within the law is of primary importance. But it’s also essential that dispensary personnel are educated about best practices for addressing and retaining patients, as well as understanding, handling, and storing cannabis products.

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Cannabis will be situated at the junction of social justice possibilities and the explosion of an enormous industry. At this strange time in history, when the pandemic has cast a cloud of uncertainty over everything, the cannabis industry has not only been deemed essential, but it has been growing. As legalization of both medical and adult-use cannabis continues, each state is trying to put measures in place to promote social equity/justice by teaching and educating individuals to recognize bias and actively fight racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression. We will also cover expunging criminal records for simple cannabis possession, giving BIPOC training, ownership opportunities, and, most importantly, access to financing.

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In this course, based on the latest science, you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of administering medical cannabis, plus a foundational understanding of how cannabis works with our biological system.

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Pharmacists are on the front lines of patient care. This practical, engaging, evidence-based course has been designed to give pharmacists all the information on cannabis they would’ve liked to have obtained in Pharmacy School. This course covers the endocannabinoid receptor system, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of CBD and THC, dosing and administration methods, clinical applications of medical cannabis, foundational and practical knowledge of cannabis, and how to discuss cannabis medication with patients.

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Science is proving what patients have been reporting for years: Cannabis is an effective and safe way to treat chronic conditions. This course is created for people who need to medicate daily and function without the psychoactive effects of THC. It will help people find relief without the high and without the side effects of over-the-counter or prescription medications. The course is evidence based and infused with clinical evidence from the world’s most experienced cannabis prescribing physicians.

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On-Ground, Online, and Remote Cannabis Classes

Offered in all modalities for 15 weeks. Each class is 3 credits which can transfer into a Cannabis degree or certificate.

This course provides basic knowledge of the law and regulations governing the cannabis industry. Students will be instructed on methods to track good compliance to ensure consumer health and safety and diversion prevention.

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This course introduces the fundamentals of biosecurity, various pests that pose a threat to cannabis production, and products throughout the entire vertical supply chain. The various insects, microbes, birds and rodents that pose a threat to the production of quality cannabis are discussed. Students learn about leading integrated pest management theory, workplace sanitation, reporting, and accountability. Students are introduced to safe-handling procedures and the basics of OSHA.

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For more information, please contact:
Chastity Farrell
Director, Continuing Education & Workforce Development


Contact Information

Office of Continuing Education
161 Newkirk Street, Room E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4224