Why Take Cannabis Classes and Get a Master's Degree in Cannabis?
As cannabis continues to be legalized across the country for medical and adult use, the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. Learning and understanding the business of cannabis and earning a master’s degree in cannabis can place you at the forefront of this emerging industry. Continue reading to learn about the benefits of taking cannabis classes and earning a degree in cannabis.
Why Should I Attend College for Cannabis?
People attend colleges and universities to learn about fields that interest them, ultimately earning credentials and degrees. Attending college for cannabis can provide the knowledge and experience needed to enter this booming field. Studying the business of cannabis at the college level also entails learning about the latest developments taking place in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry.
The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing industries that many will witness in their lifetime. In fact, states that have legalized medical and adult usage of cannabis (36 states have legalized medical cannabis and 18 states have legalized cannabis for adult use as of May 2022) have seen a large increase in tax and license revenue from cultivation facilities and retail stores. Since 2014, Colorado’s economy alone has brought in over $12 billion from the legalization of cannabis.
Attending college for cannabis and investing in a degree program that includes cannabis classes can offer a head start in a field that, as of 2022, created over 200 new jobs in the U.S. each day.
Earning a Degree in Cannabis
By furthering your education in the business of cannabis, you can open doors to new and exciting opportunities. When applying for jobs in cannabis, having a degree specifically in cannabis can make you a more competitive prospect than those without a degree in cannabis or those who do not have experience in the field.
Skills and experience in marketing, retail, and distribution have always been adaptable across a broad spectrum of industries, and this is especially true in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.
Some of the areas critical to the business of cannabis are:
- Supply chain
- Social and economic justice
- Regulatory compliance
These areas, along with others, are taught in various cannabis classes at LIM College.
Cannabis Business Courses
Just as in many other industries, when working in cannabis having core business skills is essential. And when it comes to jobs in the cannabis industry, understanding and adhering to laws and regulations are paramount. Having core business knowledge is also vital for entrepreneurs who want to start and manage a successful cannabis business.
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree program in The Business of Cannabis at LIM College includes the courses listed below, as well as several other cannabis business courses:
- The Business of Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing
- The Cannabis Supply Chain
- Social and Economic Justice
- Cannabis and Regulatory Compliance
Courses in Marketing Cannabis
As more cannabis retail locations continue to open around the country, having marketing knowledge and skills is becoming increasingly important for those who want to succeed. Taking courses focused on marketing cannabis allows you to understand how to sell products, as well as how to identify your correct target audience, effectively position your advertising, and sell your product as efficiently as possible.
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree program in The Business of Cannabis includes the courses listed below, as well as several other courses in which you can learn about marketing and selling legal cannabis:
- The Marketing of Cannabis
- Cannabis and Retail
Earn Your Master’s Degree in Cannabis at LIM College
Whether you're longing for a career change or looking to take the next step in your cannabis journey, earning a master’s degree in cannabis and taking cannabis classes can put you at the forefront of a rapidly emerging industry.
LIM’s master’s degree program in The Business of Cannabis is:
- Fully online
- One year
- Created and taught by industry professionals
You will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, including, for Fall 2022: Dasheeda Dawson, City of Portland Cannabis Program Manager; Branding Bud Consulting Group founder David Paleschuck; Marianne Cursetjee, founder of Alibi Cannabis; Wei Hu, Esq., founding partner of MRTA Law, P.C., Michael Zaytsev, author of The Cannabis Business Book, and other active cannabis industry professionals.
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