As Canada gets set to legalize recreational marijuana use, interest in cannabis-related careers and classes is growing.
“Demand for the courses has been very high and increasing significantly over the past few months,” said David Purcell, director of emerging business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
“I think it’s indicative of how quickly this industry is expanding.”
Kwantlen offers one of Canada’s first online cannabis career training programs, with courses covering everything from the history of prohibition to cannabis cultivation and marketing.
“Given that this is a really highly-regulated environment, the students that go through this course understand all the rules and regulations, the laws surrounding cannabis production, marketing and finance,” said Purcell.