New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) Executive Director Tara Sargente is set to launch a new course at Atlantic Cape Community College that will cover a wide array of information on cannabis. The course, “Cannabis 101: Essential Knowledge For A Growing Industry,” is part of a collaborative agreement between NJCBA and Atlantic Cape Community College announced earlier this year. The agreement is designed to help develop and support the College’s Cannabis Study academic programs for students and faculty.
“Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the country, with adult-use sales in New Jersey projected to create 18,000 new jobs,” said Sargente. “We cannot ignore this massive new market. Those interested in getting involved in the field will need to be equipped with the right knowledge. This course is meant to provide that knowledge through an overview of the cannabis industry and the many opportunities it contains.”
The six-week course will begin Friday, October 11, 2019 and end on Friday, November 15, 2019. Sargente will start with a foundation of cannabis history and basic plant knowledge needed in any area of work. Next, she will discuss the current laws and where legalization is headed, then explore the cannabis supply chain and the plant-touching businesses in the “seed-to-sale” process. This will cover what jobs might be available in the cannabis field and what is required in each of these unique areas of expertise: cultivation, processing, and dispensing. Finally, as cannabis is still a business like any other, Sargente will address the requirements and unique challenges of operating a facility in this space.
The course will offer online content to guide participants through the information on each topic. Two optional face-to-face sessions are available for participants to interact with their instructor.
“Cannabis 101: Essential Knowledge For A Growing Industry” is an adult continuing education/workforce development course, so anyone should feel free to register. Interested participants can contact Atlantic Cape Program Navigator Michele Matulevich at 609-343-5655.