The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University Cannabis Program Overview

The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University Cannabis Program Overview

As more and more students look for growing industry sectors, positions in cannabis related employment has become a very hot and interesting field of study. With more and more universities around the world developing content and programs to support this demand, schools like the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University’s students now have many education options that didn’t exist a decade ago

Here is an overview of the cannabis program at the Chang School of Continuing Education:

Summary of Program

Designed and delivered by industry experts, the programs “three courses prepare you with the business, regulatory, and plant science fundamentals that will help you start your own business or join an expanding team.” Successfully complete two of the three courses and earn a Professional Development Award.

Course include:

The Business of Cannabis:

“Building on Ryerson’s expertise in entrepreneurship education, this course includes industry guest speakers who will discuss a range of topics, including financing for cannabis businesses and the complex regulations pertaining to the cultivation, processing, distribution, marketing, and selling of cannabis. You will also create a business plan and participate in a site tour.”

Cannabis Law for Business:

“This course provides an understanding of the cannabis industry’s complex regulatory environment, which is essential for strategic business decision-making. You will interpret important legislation from a business perspective and examine how to effectively bring cannabis products (including edibles) to market by considering various issues, including marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and import/export.”

Trends in Cananbis Science:

“In this introductory course, you will learn about the interaction between humans and cannabis focusing on trends in medicinal, wellness and recreational applications of cannabis. Selective alteration of cannabis genetics and agricultural determinants of the crop production, extraction of active ingredients, and formulation of novel delivery formats will be examined. You will also be introduced to the role of the physiological endocannabinoid system and learn about major cannabinoids – THC and CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes.”

Potential Career Options

Some potential marijuana-related career options you can expect to be relevant to this course include:

Marijuana attorney

Potential Salary: $80,000 – $150,000

Marijuana lab technician

Potential Salary: $75,000 – $95,000

Marijuana dispensary manager

Potential Salary: $55,000 – $75,000

Ranking of University

According USNews.com, Ryerson University is ranked:

  • #25 in Best Global Universities in Canada
  • #152 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • #311 in Engineering

Course Overview

Below is the official course overview for Ryerson University’s Cannabis Program:

 

Our unique suite of cannabis courses provides you with essential skills for success in Canada’s hottest new industry!

Designed and delivered by industry experts, our three courses prepare you with the business, regulatory, and plant science fundamentals that will help you start your own business or join an expanding team. Successfully complete two of the three courses and earn a Professional Development Award.

Cannabis Courses

CZEN 420 The Business of Cannabis

A “Cool Course” in the 2019 Maclean’s Canadian Universities Guidebook!

Building on Ryerson’s expertise in entrepreneurship education, this course includes industry guest speakers who will discuss a range of topics, including financing for cannabis businesses and the complex regulations pertaining to the cultivation, processing, distribution, marketing, and selling of cannabis. You will also create a business plan and participate in a site tour.

CZLW 420 Cannabis Law for Business

This course provides an understanding of the cannabis industry’s complex regulatory environment, which is essential for strategic business decision-making. You will interpret important legislation from a business perspective and examine how to effectively bring cannabis products (including edibles) to market by considering various issues, including marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and import/export.

CKBG 420 Trends in Cannabis Science

In this introductory course, you will learn about the interaction between humans and cannabis focusing on trends in medicinal, wellness and recreational applications of cannabis. Selective alteration of cannabis genetics and agricultural determinants of the crop production, extraction of active ingredients, and formulation of novel delivery formats will be examined. You will also be introduced to the role of the physiological endocannabinoid system and learn about major cannabinoids – THC and CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes.

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