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Join a Thriving Industry: Earn a Cannabis Certificate

The University of Arizona office of Continuing & Professional Education has joined with the cannabis education company Green Flower to offer three new noncredit Cannabis Certificate Programs to help address workforce needs in the growing cannabis industry.

Learners can choose to earn a certificate in the Business of Cannabis, Cannabis Law and Policy, or Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine. Each certificate includes three eight-week online courses, which learners can complete in approximately six months.

More than a decade ago, voters approved Proposition 203, which created Arizona's medical marijuana program. In 2020, voters passed Proposition 207, which legalized recreational cannabis consumption for adults 21 and over. A robust cannabis industry has emerged in the state, which has already generated over $150 million in tax revenue this year.

Along with this growth has come an increased demand for individuals trained in various aspects of the cannabis industry, ranging from retail to law to medical science. The new certificate programs will address this workforce need.

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