USD Cannabis Education Company Partner for Certification Class

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) — A cannabis certification course at the University of San Diego is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 7. The school partners with Green Flower, a cannabis education company. There are two different programs, said Daniel Kalef, vice president of higher education at Green Flower.

The first focuses on health care and medicine.

“From pain, to pain management, to inflammation, to neurological disorders, there are so many things it can be beneficial for, but people need to understand it before we can help people understand it. “, Kalef said.

The second focuses on law and politics, which Kalef says is expected to increase in demand.

“The regulations don’t stop. of course in the state of California it will never stop, but even if it becomes federally legal it will be even worse and there is a huge need for people who can help with compliance,” a- he said, later adding that the “program is wonderful for helping people get on the compliance side with the business side, as well as members of the legal community to better serve clients.

The program is housed in the Professional and Continuing Education Division of the University of San Diego and lasts six months. Each six-month program costs $2,950.

The course is accessible to all and no prerequisites or university degrees are required. It’s asynchronous, which means that the course is done at your own pace. Registration is open until Friday, March 11.

He said this industry is growing rapidly, citing data from Leafly, a cannabis research company that shares information on legal and licensed retailers.

A leafly release said there are now 428,059 full-time jobs in the legal cannabis industry nationwide. This number has increased thanks to 32,700 jobs added in 2019, 77,300 jobs added in 2020 and 107,059 new jobs in 2021, which means that there are now three times as many cannabis workers as dentists in the United States. .

“One of the great things about the cannabis industry is that the upward mobility is unlike anything I’ve seen in any other industry. When you start, even at the entry level, people move quickly to management,” Kalef said.

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