Cannabis dispensaries within Canada have to comply with strict government regulations which are changing all the time. Now that Canada has 25 licensed distributors teacher Tegan Adams thinks that education is important if the industry is going to grow properly and help a wider spectrum of people.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia is offering a class, called Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada, which will help those looking to get into the marijuana industry get their businesses up and running under the new government regulations.
The online marijuana class will be taught by Tegan Adams who is a business developer at a cannabis testing company called Experchem Laboratories Inc.
“You have a lot of people that are really good at growing marijuana who are used to black market and a lot of people that are investing in the marijuana industry are coming from different industries and there is a gap in the middle where Health Canada is regulating their production and neither of those two groups knows how to deal with it,” Adams said on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition.
It’s hoped that the course will create skilful managers who are able to bridge the gap between production and retail.
The course is split up into sections and gives an overview of everything involved in the creation of medical marijuana – plant production, legalities and regulations, marketing and sales and medical conditions and drug development.
Canada is a large place and with only 25 federally licensed growing facilities there is a great need for expansion. For those who are wanting to be the next big farmer this unique marijuana class is the perfect opportunity.
Adams also commented on those who choose to grow illegally, “If you want to do that illegally, I’m sure there are many ways to look into that, but if you want to comply with federal guidelines and be part of a growing industry, that’s more the audience we are looking at.”
Source – www.cbc.ca