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Gain a competitive advantage in the cannabis industry. The Cannabis Science and Industries: Seeds to Needs program is designed for learners who are interested in increasing their knowledge about the cannabis plant and the emerging legal cannabis industry. The rapidly growing cannabis market includes a variety of trending hemp products made from hemp fiber, seeds, and oil including popular CBD products. Learn more about these cannabis products as well as cannabis plant history, cultivation, processing and best practices for cannabis industry compliance.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of cannabis and its applications and uses. Students will gain an understanding of various cannabis strains in addition to the differences and similarities between marijuana and hemp. Professions and emerging jobs in the cannabis industry will be covered in this course as well as the future outlook of the cannabis industry.
This course will cover topics related to breeding, growing, and processing cannabis. Cultivation conditions, plant needs like lighting, care schedules, drying, and curing will be discussed. Learners will survey the basics of cannabis extraction, refinement, purification, and other post-harvesting techniques.
Learn compliance and testing methods related to analytical chemistry and microbiology and its role in producing safe cannabis products for consumers. Learners will be introduced to the different instruments and methods needed to perform these tests and how future research in the science of cannabis can lead to further developments in this growing field.
Dan Ricker, Jazmin Oliver, Christopher Parrington, Andrea Holmes, PhD and Amanda McKinney, MD, FACLM