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Master of Cannabis


Master of Cannabis

Master the cannabis industry with this all-inclusive certificate program. Led by experts, it covers cultivation, medicine, extraction, cooking, dispensary operations, compliance, and more. Students learn how craft cannabis industry resumes, cover letters, business plan, and plan and pitch deck. In the end, students earn 10 cannabis industry certificates.



Access Length

12 Months





Course Overview

The Master of Cannabis Certificate Program is designed for:

  • Grow Facility Careers
  • Cooking and Edible’s Careers
  • Dispensary Careers
  • Budtenders Careers
  • Extraction Facility Careers
  • Cannabis Ancillary Business Careers

Course Outline:

Section 1: Cannabis Basics

When you complete this class, you’ll be able to describe the cannabis plant, its history, and primary classifications. You’ll also be able to choose appropriate terpenes and cannabinoids for medical purposes, identify common cannabis products, explain how to use them, and interpret cannabis product labels.

  • Lesson 1: What Is Cannabis?
  • Lesson 2: Components of Cannabis
  • Lesson 3: Cannabis Products
Section 2: Cannabis As Medicine

Upon completing the Cannabis As Medicine class, you’ll be able to explain the impact of historical events on cannabis laws and public perception. You’ll also be able to explain the process of registering as a medical cannabis patient or caregiver and understand how various cannabis treatments can alleviate specific medical symptoms and conditions.

  • Lesson 1: History of Medical Cannabis
  • Lesson 2: Medical Cannabis Programs in the United States and Canada
  • Lesson 3: The Endocannabinoid System
  • Lesson 4: Conditions Treated by Cannabis
  • Lesson 5: Administering Cannabis
Section 3: Fundamentals of Cannabis Cultivation

Upon completing the Fundamentals Cannabis Cultivation class, you’ll be able to list the steps for planning both indoor and outdoor cannabis gardens, covering strain selection, security, equipment, and lighting. You’ll also learn how to create and manage an indoor space for cannabis cultivation, addressing cleaning, airflow, lighting setup, and environment, as well as how to prepare for growing multiple cannabis plants, including equipment selection, media, water, nutrients, and pest management.

  • Lesson 1: Before You Start Growing Cannabis
  • Lesson 2: Setting Up Your Indoor Marijuana Grow Area
  • Lesson 3: Getting Ready For Your Cannabis Plants
  • Lesson 4: Cannabis Garden Troubleshooting
Section 4: How to Grow Cannabis

By the end of this class, you will be able to explain the process of starting a cannabis garden using either clones or seeds. You will also be able to describe how to tend to cannabis plants throughout their growth stages, and best practices used in harvesting, drying, trimming, and storing cannabis flowers. Additionally, you will be able to identify and address common challenges such as pests, diseases, and nutrient-related problems that may arise during cannabis cultivation.

  • Lesson 1: Cannabis Clones And Seeds
  • Lesson 2: Vegetative and Flowering Stages of Cannabis
  • Lesson 3: Harvesting, Curing, and Trimming Cannabis
  • Lesson 4: Cannabis Garden Troubleshooting
Section 5: Cannabis Cooking & Extraction Methods

After finishing the Cannabis Cooking and Extraction Methods class, you’ll be able to explain trichome principles and differentiate between working with fresh, frozen, and dried cannabis. You’ll also be able to describe variations between infusion and extraction techniques, as well as the results of solventless and solvent-based extraction methods. You’ll gain insights into decarboxylation, winterization, and emerging infusion/extraction technologies, allowing you to proficiently prepare and use cannabis for various infusion and extraction processes in both home and commercial settings.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Cannabis Extraction
  • Lesson 2: Preparing the Cannabis
  • Lesson 3: Cannabis Infusion and Extraction
  • Lesson 4: Straining, Filtering, and Purging Cannabis
  • Lesson 5: Cooking with Cannabis
  • Lesson 6: Cannabis Recipes
Section 6: Cannabis Careers

Upon completing the Cannabis Careers careers imageclass, you will be able to describe the qualifications needed to work in the cannabis industry in a US or Canadian state, province, or territory. You’ll also learn how to gain experience in the field, find job openings, create industry-specific resumes and cover letters, and navigate job interviews effectively. You’ll gain insights into various cannabis-related career paths, including cultivation, extraction, dispensary operations, and ancillary roles, such as their responsibilities, educational requirements, advancement opportunities, and compensation.

  • Lesson 1: Government Requirements for Cannabis Industry Workers
  • Lesson 2: Cannabis Career Basics
  • Lesson 3: Cannabis Cultivation Careers
  • Lesson 4: Cannabis Processing Careers
  • Lesson 5: Cannabis Dispensary and Budtender Careers
  • Lesson 6: Ancillary Cannabis Careers
Section 7: Cannabis Business

Upon completing the Cannabis Business class, you’ll be able to check if business license applications are open in a US or Canadian Province. You’ll also learn how to secure a business license, understand the challenges in the cannabis industry, create a cannabis business plan and pitch deck, and grasp various aspects of cannabis business operations, marketing, and legal considerations. Additionally, you’ll learn how to develop plans for starting and managing cannabis cultivation, extraction, and dispensary businesses, as well as gain insights into the challenges of ancillary cannabis businesses.

  • Lesson 1: Government Requirements for Cannabis Businesses
  • Lesson 2: Cannabis Business Basics
  • Lesson 3: Cannabis Cultivation Businesses
  • Lesson 4: Cannabis Processing Businesses
  • Lesson 5: Cannabis Dispensary Businesses
  • Lesson 6: Ancillary Businesses to the Cannabis Industry
Section 8: Cannabis Laws and Regulations

Upon completing the Cannabis Laws and Regulations course, you will have the knowledge to explain the permitted amounts of cannabis for possession and cultivation in a single US state or Canadian Province. You will also be able to outline the historical and present status of US federal cannabis policies, as well as Canadian federal cannabis policies. You will be capable of explaining the legal cannabis possession and cultivation allowances in a specific Canadian Province, and you’ll understand the cannabis regulations in a country outside of the US and Canada.

  • Lesson 1: Cannabis Laws in the United States
  • Lesson 2: Cannabis Laws In Canada
  • Lesson 3: Cannabis Laws In Other Countries
Final Exam and Survey

All necessary course materials are included.

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