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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. Successfully complete two of the three courses and earn a Professional Development Award.
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.
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.
In this introductory course, 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.
Dr. Olga Chernoloz
Neuropharmacologist, Registered Pharmacist, and Head of Omnica Biotech
CKBG 420 Trends in Cannabis Science
Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
CZLW 420 Cannabis Law for Business
Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University
CZEN 420 The Business of Cannabis
The following contributed their expertise to the development of our suite of cannabis course offerings.