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Introduction to the Cannabis Industry

Introduction to Cannabis Industry Digital Badge

This microcredential was developed with Queens College (CUNY).

Earners complete a 2-day workshop to gain an overview of the New York State cannabis industry, production, health-related aspects of medical and recreational marijuana, marketing and management, the economics of the cannabis industry, and legal aspects of the industry. Participants obtain an understanding of the economic & employment opportunities available in the industry, the skills that they may need to enter and work in the industry, and the regulatory environment of the cannabis industry. 

Microcredential topics include:

• An introduction to the U.S. cannabis industry
• The role that medical marijuana played in industry development
• The legal environment for the Cannabis industry in NYS
• Management and marketing of a cannabis business
• Economics of cannabis
• Cannabis plant science and production
• How to enter and advance in the cannabis industry

Admission Requirements for application:

Requirements to earn the microcredential:

To achieve the Introduction to the Cannabis Industry microcredential, participants must attend the two day workshop and fulfill all workshop requirements. Participants will receive a survey on each day. 

Time to complete:

2 days

Cost to attend:

Price to be determined.

Contact Information

Urban Horticulture and Design

Thompson Hall, 202



















Last Modified 6/23/22