Become NJ Cannabis Certified

CRANFORD – A report covered by Forbes noted that when marijuana is legalized across the country, the cannabis industry can sustain more than 1.7 million jobs nationally. Union College in Union County, New Jersey provides an associate degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry. The Office of Continuing Education in collaboration with NJ Cannabis Certified, is offering a 15-hour NJ Cannabis Certified™ training program beginning Monday, February 6, 2023.  This live, online course tailored to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, and now the new personal use rules and regulations, covers topics including cannabis law and regulations, cultivation basics, manufactured products, testing, and what you need to know to work in a dispensary. The series also touches on the history of cannabis, the human body’s endocannabinoid system, cannabis taxonomy and terminology, and how to assist medical marijuana program patients with qualifying conditions. Union

The classes will be held virtually on consecutive Monday evenings February 6, February 13, February 27, and March 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The class will meet on Tuesday, February 21 instead of Monday, February 20 in observance of the President’s Day holiday. Students must be 18 years or older to register for this class. Most employment in the cannabis industry will require that you pass a background check and be 21 years old.  Completion of the course requires attendance during live instruction and submittal of a final quiz at the conclusion of the class. The fee for this program is $500. To enroll online, please visit