University Offers Certificates for Cannabis Aficionados
Due to the shortage of experienced workers, Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, together with the well-known training platform for cannabis professionals, Green Flower Media, created an online cannabis education program that started in 2021.
In essence, anyone who wanted to get a non-credit certification could enroll in the program, not just students. Fast-forward one year, and about 70 people signed up to partake in the program — true testament to its success.
What’s more, Green Flower Media has been working with multiple universities in the US (such as Northern Michigan University, Mount Aloysius College, University of California, Riverside) to help individuals get higher education in cannabis (no pun intended).
Namely, at Northwest University, you can get one of the following certificates:
- Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine Certificate for healthcare providers and retailers
- Cannabis Law and Policy Certificate for legal and law enforcement specialists
- The Business of Cannabis Certificate for entrepreneurs and businessmen/women
- Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Certificate for cannabis growers, hobbyists, and grow facility managers
If you decide to enroll in the program, you’ll have to listen to 3 eight-week courses to get a certificate. And it takes around 6 months to complete the program.
That said, the state of Missouri legalized CBD oil and medical marijuana in 2014 and 2018, respectively. This includes a 4 ounce-limit on dried, unprocessed cannabis with 0.3% THC (max) and at least 5% CBD.
Moreover, a group called Legal Missouri 2022 recently launched a petition to support the legalization of recreational marijuana in the Mother of the West.