The University of the Sciences recently announced three new online certificate programs on medical marijuana, expanding the short-term education options for medical providers, entrepreneurs, and retail associates looking to join the new industry, writes Sophie Burkholder for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mike Badey, CEO of Keystone Shops with a King of Prussia dispensary, is among the many business leaders who have welcomed the news. They are hoping even more educational institutions will add courses in this rapidly growing field to their curriculum.
“I see every facet of the cannabis industry growing over the next few decades,” he said.
This includes horticultural science, clinical relevance, and the retail environment, among many others.
The option for healthcare professionals is especially exciting, added Badey, as he believes that medical research will continue to expand the use of cannabis for a variety of health conditions.
And while he thinks these certificates are not necessary to enter the field, they do offer an advantage.
“If you want to get directly into a management level or corporate position, a certification like that is definitely going to help your chances,” he said.
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