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Training and education can be the best ways to land a successful job and with the marijuana industry booming, the job potential is limitless. This industry has many moving parts—from horticulture to cannabis-centric businesses like dispensaries and head shops—and it can also be tricky to get into. Although industry business models can get a little complicated due to legalities, these training programs and schools are looking to prepare the next generation of ganjapreneurs. So take your seats, class. It’s time to get We-Educated.

THC University

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THC University is an online school which prepares students for a cannabis-infused world. With courses in budtending, cannabis growing and business, this school is a one-stop-shop for all your marijuana education. Programs are priced on a monthly basis starting at $29.99 and can connect you with industry leaders after graduation.

Cannabis Training Institute

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Looking for simple, online training courses that will help pave the way to becoming a cannabis industry leader? The Cannabis Training Institute has your solution with courses from “Orientation for New Cannabis Users” to ASA-CTI certification which educates students on cannabis law, medical application and business operations. Courses start at just ten dollars so sign up today!

Clover Leaf University

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Clover Leaf University (CLU) focuses on providing an educational standard for training cannabis industry workers by placing high importance on public health and safety, research and awareness of cannabis benefits. Approved, regulated and licensed by the Colorado Department of Education’s Private Occupational School Board, CLU has 25 accredited stand-alone courses and 4 full program certifications. Offering classes like Cannabis Consulting, Cannabis Science and Testing as well as Cannabis Culinary Arts, there is surely a cannabis course for everyone.

Oaksterdam University

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Oaksterdam University, located in Oakland, California, opened their doors in 2007 and became the first cannabis-centric college in the world. Oasksterdam has a diverse curriculum, offering courses within all sectors of the cannabis industry, including business, culinary arts, history, horticulture, law, science and social/life/applied science. This school is most ideal for a traditional university experience with a real-world campus and extensive course options to truly prime you for industry leadership.

Legalization, whether medical or recreational, is sweeping the nation and creating thousands of well-paying jobs in the industry. As more people discover the potential of the cannabis industry, schools like these will become a necessity to gaining employment—and a quality way to spend your time.

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