US (MN): SCSU to offer cannabis education certificate-based program

Following the legalization of recreational cannabis in Minnesota, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) plans to offer a certificate program focused on cannabis education.

Available to incoming students this fall, SCSU's Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) division is partnering with California-based cannabis education company Green Flower to deliver content for the program.

The non-credit certificate programs are available to anyone over the age of 18 and begin September 11 and November 6. "The cannabis industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, and the demand for skilled professionals is higher than ever," SCSU President Robbyn Wacker said. "Our endeavor is to meet workforce demand to provide educated professionals in this quickly evolving industry."

As an industry that is expected to grow in coming years, Minnesota has received $594,461 from 571 businesses through August 21 since sales became legal on July 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.


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