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Higher Ed in Cali: Two Universities Offering Medical Cannabis Education

Higher Ed in Cali: Two Universities Offering Medical Cannabis Education

Higher Ed in Cali: Two Universities Offering Medical Cannabis Education

With its Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, Humboldt State University in California has been at the academic forefront of marijuana since 2012, but other institutions of higher education in the state are starting to follow suit.

City College of San Francisco Begins Cannabis Curriculum

City College of San Francisco to Begin Cannabis Curriculum

Now that adult-use marijuana is legal in California, a two-year community college in San Francisco is planning a curriculum for training people in the pot business. City College of San Francisco is developing the program with Oaksterdam University and the United Food and Commercial Workers labor union. CCSF plans to begin the program in spring 2018.

Michigan's Higher Ed: MSU Extension Workshops on Marijuana Laws

Michigan’s Higher Ed: MSU Extension Workshops on Marijuana Laws

On Jan. 5, 2017, Michigan State University Extension announced that it will be give workshops on Michigan’s new medical marijuana laws to local governments as a means of helping municipalities navigate the updated regulatory landscape.

'Father of Cannabis Research' to Give Lecture at CSU-Pueblo

‘Father of Cannabis Research’ to Give Lecture at CSU-Pueblo

On Oct. 25, 2016, Colorado State University-Pueblo announced that Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the “Father of Cannabis Research,” will deliver the inaugural Mechoulam Lecture at the 2017 Institute of Cannabis Research Conference at CSU-Pueblo next April.

Marijuana 101

Temple University Announces Marijuana 101 Course For Next Year

Temple University will offer a Marijuana 101 course next year, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The course was created by Linn Washington, a professor in the the Temple School of Media and Communication, and Chris Goldstein, a writer and marijuana activist. It is designed to cover all the basics of marijuana, including history, agriculture and pop culture.

Canadian college to launch marijuana cultivation course

Canadian College to Launch Marijuana Cultivation Course

A college in the Atlantic Canadian province of New Brunswick plans to institute a program on marijuana cultivation so that students can be trained to work at local companies that produce the drug, a school official said on Tuesday. The French-language College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will launch the course sometime next year, said Michel Doucet,

University of New Mexico Launches Medical Cannabis Research Fund

University of New Mexico Launches Medical Cannabis Research Fund

On Sept. 28, 2016, the University of Mexico announced the Medical Cannabis Research Fund. Associate Professor Jacob Vigil in the Department of Psychology created the MCRF to aid medical cannabis research in social and biomedical sciences.

Higher Ed in Louisiana: LSU and Southern University Authorize Medical Marijuana Cultivation

Higher Ed: LSU and Southern University Authorize Medical Marijuana Cultivation

On June 24, 2016, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and the Southern University Board of Supervisors both announced the approval of resolutions to let their agricultural centers begin the process of becoming state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.

Consultant Training

Washington Approves Two Programs for Medical Marijuana Consultant Training

On May 6, 2016, the Washington State Department of Health announced that it had reviewed and approved two programs for medical marijuana consultant training, with both programs ready to register students.

CannaBit Projections and Female Decline

Weekly CannaBit: Female Marijuana Consumers Represent a Key Market Opportunity

Weekly CannaBit for the week of April 11, 2016: Women are a key demographic in legal marijuana markets, and the growing number of products specifically aimed at female marijuana consumers reflects the significant market opportunity they represent.

CannaBit Projections and Female Decline

Weekly CannaBit: Dramatic Decline in Marijuana Arrests in Washington, DC

Weekly CannaBit for the week of April 4, 2016: Arrests for marijuana-related offenses in Washington, D.C., began falling in 2011, but since city residents legalized adult use in 2014, the decline has been dramatic. Total arrests have fallen 95% since 2011, and arrests for possession alone have fallen 99% over the same period.

Schedule

What’s the Reality of Removing Cannabis from Schedule I?

Now that 23 states have legalized cannabis for medical use and more appear likely to do so in 2016, the conflict between federal and state laws has become especially glaring. Would it not make sense, as advocates have been arguing for years, to either re-schedule or de-schedule cannabis?

Oaksterdam Program

Oaksterdam Gearing Up For California Cannabis Business Expo

On March 5, 2016, Oaksterdam University will offer a unique program in response to the growing demand for hands-on cannabis education, and developed for current business owners and managers.

Margolis

CCBExpo at the Junction of ‘Grows Meet Pros’ With Margolis

Join Amy Margolis, founder of Emerge Law Group, on March 4, 2016, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco, as she explores the challenges, barriers and benefits of partnerships between industry members and traditional investors.

Weekly CannaBit Electricity Offenders FY15, Political Party, Patient Gender Energy Growth Trends, Americans Marijuana Use, Washington Yield Sales Sources, DEA Eradication, Pounds and Global and Monthly DC, Nevada and Heroin and Total Arrests Potent and Overdoses, Young Support, Pre-Election

Weekly CannaBit: The Variable Commercial Electricity Rates Facing Marijuana Growers in Legal States

Weekly CannaBit for the week of Feb. 22, 2016: Alaska has the highest electricity rates among the markets where adult use of marijuana is currently legal and the seven states most likely to legalize in 2016.

Banking

Expert Panel to Explore the New Frontier of Banking in the Cannabis Industry

On March 5, 2016, panelists at the California Cannabis Business Expo will be leading a discussion on “The New Frontier of Banking in the Cannabis Industry.”

Summit seedlings

CCBE Sessions Target Energy-Efficient Solutions for Growers

Managing the costs of growing cannabis is a particular challenge for growers. One of the largest fixed costs is electricity. Since the cost of electricity is unlikely to go down, growers need to look for new and disruptive ways to manage their use of it.

Sales and Tax Use Session

CCBE to Cover Navigating Sales and Use Tax Laws in Obtaining State Licenses

In the session “How California Sales and Use Tax Law Can Prevent Your Business From Obtaining a State License” at the California Cannabis Business Expo on March 5, Mike Parnes will discuss California’s sales and use tax law’s applicability to cannabis-related businesses.

Economic Analysis

CCBE Explores Economic Impact of Cannabis Facts for Entrepreneurs and Investors

On March 5, 2016, at the CCBE in San Francisco, Adam Orens, a founding partner of The Marijuana Policy Group, whose expertise is in market and regional economic analysis as well as public finance, will be addressing the importance of accurate data and how economic and market studies aid progress.

Jones

29 Days Until Dale Sky Jones Talks Mitigating Risk and Oaksterdam Certification

Dale Sky Jones, the Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, will be joining the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco this March to discuss how to mitigate your business risk through advocacy, as well as Oaksterdam Certification Training.

Weekly CannaBit Electricity Offenders FY15, Political Party, Patient Gender Energy Growth Trends, Americans Marijuana Use, Washington Yield Sales Sources, DEA Eradication, Pounds and Global and Monthly DC, Nevada and Heroin and Total Arrests Potent and Overdoses, Young Support, Pre-Election

Weekly CannaBit: Percentage of Americans Living in States Which Have Passed Marijuana Laws

Weekly CannaBit for the week of Feb. 1, 2016: Currently, half of the American population lives in a state where medical marijuana is legal and one-third (35%) live in a CBD-only state. Four states will vote on medical marijuana legalization in 2016.

Rosenthal

35 Days Until Ed Rosenthal Talks Cultivation in California

Ed Rosenthal, a cannabis cultivation expert, will be participating in a panel on California growers and operators, as well as an open Q&A session, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco this March.

UVM Cannabis Course

UVM Department of Pharmacology Teaching Science of Cannabis

On Nov. 17, 2015, the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine launched its course registration for the spring 2016 semester, which included a course titled “Medical Cannabis, Pharm-372.”

campus

Campus Marijuana Moves From Dorm Room to Classroom

As attitudes toward marijuana are changing and laws are becoming more reasonable, some students are getting the opportunity to actually study marijuana for credit—as opposed to the traditional detriment of their GPA. Campus marijuana is moving from the dorm room to the classroom.

Princeton Review

Princeton Review Releases Annual Reefer Madness List

The Princeton Review, an education company that specializes in test preparation, online tutoring, and college rankings, has released its annual Reefer Madness list of the best schools to attend if one of your educational priorities is getting a buzz on.

online education

Cannabis Training Institute Offers Online Education

The Cannabis Training Institute helps educate and guide dispensaries, caregivers and professionals in the marijuana business through online education. Started by a former Citibank executive, the company was established with the goal of becoming the industry’s go-to place for online education.

Conference

Chicago Cannabis Conference Spotlights CBD, Tech Innovations

This year’s annual My Compassion Cannabis Conference in Chicago brought together advocates, vendors and prospective medical marijuana patients during a three-day event focused on education and networking.

Desk Reference

New ‘Medical Marijuana Desk Reference’ Fills Educational Supply Demand

While there is no shortage of medical marijuana product, there is a shortage of easily accessible and comprehensive education for doctors and patients. With its new publication, “Medical Marijuana Desk Reference,” Signal Bay (OTC: SGBY) is working to change that.


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