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Cannabis Essentials

Grow your skill set

Our unique suite of cannabis courses provides you with essential skills for success in Canada's hottest new industry!

Designed and delivered by industry experts, our three courses prepare you with the business, regulatory, and plant science fundamentals that will help you start your own business or join an expanding team.

Cannabis Courses

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CZEN 420 The Business of Cannabis

Macleans LogoA “Cool Course” in the 2019 Maclean's Canadian Universities Guidebook!

Building on Ryerson’s expertise in entrepreneurship education, this course includes industry guest speakers who will discuss a range of topics, including financing for cannabis businesses and the complex regulations pertaining to the cultivation, processing, distribution, marketing, and selling of cannabis. You will also create a business plan and participate in a site tour.

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NEW FOR FALL 2019

CZLW 420 Cannabis Law for Business

Taught by cannabis legal expert Rick Moscone, this course provides an understanding of the cannabis industry’s complex regulatory environment, which is essential for strategic business decision-making. You will interpret important legislation from a business perspective and examine how to effectively bring cannabis products (including edibles) to market by considering various issues, including marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and import/export.

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NEW FOR FALL 2019

CKBG 420 Trends in Cannabis Science

In this introductory course, taught by neuropharmacologist Dr. Olga Chernoloz, you will learn about the interaction between humans and cannabis focusing on trends in medicinal, wellness and recreational applications of cannabis. Selective alteration of cannabis genetics and agricultural determinants of the crop production, extraction of active ingredients, and formulation of novel delivery formats will be examined. You will also be introduced to the role of the physiological endocannabinoid system and learn about major cannabinoids - THC and CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes.

Who Should Enrol?

  • People who are seeking entry- or intermediate-level functional positions in the cannabis industry and want to increase their employability
  • Entrepreneurs seeking the essential knowledge and skills to start their own legal cannabis business

Who Teaches the Courses?

Our cannabis course offerings are taught by expert instructors who are working professionals in the cannabis industry. This ensures course material is current, relevant and that assessments emphasize applied learning, such as the creation of a business plan in CZEN 420 and a marketing plan in CZLW 420.

Olga Chernoloz

Dr. Olga Chernoloz

Neuropharmacologist, Registered Pharmacist, and Head of Omnica Biotech

CKBG 420 Trends in Cannabis Science

Rick Moscone

Rick Moscone

Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

CZLW 420 Cannabis Law for Business

Brad Poulos

Brad Poulos

Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University

CZEN 420 The Business of Cannabis

Neev Tapiero

Neev Tapiero

Lecturer and Author of CannaBiz: Big Business Opportunities in the New Multibillion Dollar Marijuana Industry

CZEN 420 The Business of Cannabis

Industry Advisors

The following contributed their expertise to the development of our suite of cannabis course offerings.

John B. Aird

John B. Aird

John B. Aird LinkedIn page

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Olli Brands, Inc.

Alex Blumenstein

Alex Blumenstein

Alex Blumenstein LinkedIn page

CEO and Co-Founder
Leaf Forward

Rami Chalabi

Rami Chalabi

Rami Chalabi LinkedIn page

Partner, Business Law Group
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Rachel Colic

Rachel Colic

Rachel Colic LinkedIn page

Founder & Chief Brand Strategist
YCREATIVE

David Côté

David Côté

David Côté LinkedIn page

Director of Retail Strategy
Canopy Growth Corporation

Alison Gordon

Alison Gordon

Alison Gordon LinkedIn page

CEO
48North Cannabis Corp

Bryan Hendin

Bryan Hendin

Bryan Hendin LinkedIn page

Founder and President
Apollo Applied Research and Apollo Cannabis Clinic

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Chris Jones LinkedIn page

Associate
Origin House

Michael Kadonoff

Michael Kadonoff

Michael Kadonoff LinkedIn page

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Braingrid

Justin Kosalka

Justin Kosalka

Justin Kosalka LinkedIn page

Director of Operations
Beleave Kannabis Corp.

Mike Lickver

Mike Lickver

Mike Lickver LinkedIn page

Senior Vice President of Strategy
Auxly Cannabis Group Inc.

Jennifer Maccarone

Jennifer Maccarone

Jennifer Maccarone LinkedIn page

Founder
Total GxP Inc.

Shawn Moniz

Shawn Moniz

Shawn Moniz LinkedIn page

CEO
Cannvas MedTech Inc.

Steve G. Naraine

Steve G. Naraine

Steve G. Naraine LinkedIn page

Founder
Aether Research

Harrison Newlands

Harrison Newlands

Harrison Newlands LinkedIn page

Business Development
Fire & Flower

Karen Yves Quinto

Karen Yves Quinto

Karen Yves Quinto LinkedIn page

Director of Extractions
Weed Me

Robyn Rabinovich

Robyn Rabinovich

Robyn Rabinovich LinkedIn page

VP of Cannabis Strategy and Partnerships
TerrAscend

Breanna Roycroft

Breanna Roycroft

Breanna Roycroft LinkedIn page

Vice President
GrowWise Health

Dr. Brigitte Simons

Dr. Brigitte Simons

Dr. Brigitte Simons LinkedIn page

Chief Scientific Officer
Pasha Brands

Dr. Michael Verbora

Dr. Michael Verbora

Dr. Michael Verbora LinkedIn page

Chief Medical Officer
Aleafia

Peter Wojewnik

Peter Wojewnik

Peter Wojewnik LinkedIn page

Vice President of Growth, Marketing and Sales
dicentra Cannabis Consulting

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