Become a Cannabis Business Owner

You will learn about opportunities in the cannabis industry, how to start and manage a retail cannabis dispensary, and how to sell your products and succeed in the cannabis business.

What Happens in the Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course

The Cannabis Business Owner Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Cannabis Business Owner). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course.

Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person and mentor who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in your new business.

Course Topics

The Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Cannabis Business Owner Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

Course topics range from an overview of different forms of cannabis and how they’re produced (flower, hemp, edibles, extracts, tinctures, pills, CBD oil, etc.) to advice on setting up your own retail cannabis dispensary including important considerations such as compliance and security.

Topics covered in the Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course include the following. If you are an international student, please note that this course focuses on starting a cannabis business in the United States or Canada.

Introduction

  • A Brief History of Cannabis
  • The Green Rush: Industry Statistics & Growth
  • Opportunities in the Green Arena

Growing and Harvesting Cannabis

  • Basics of the Cannabis Plant
  • Life Cycle of Cannabis Plants
  • Providing Conditions for Growth
  • Harvesting

Manufacturing Cannabis

  • Creating Edibles
  • Creating Topicals and Cosmetics
  • Creating Hemp Clothing and Accessories

Retailing Cannabis

  • Cannabis Products
  • Selling Cannabis Accessories
  • Medical Dispensaries and Recreational Dispensaries

Getting Ready

  • Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
  • Resources for Learning About the Industry
  • Working in a Dispensary
  • Volunteering with a Grower

Starting Your Cannabis Business

  • Choosing Your Niche and Name
  • Business Planning
  • Start-Up Financing
  • Legal Issues

Opening a Cannabis Dispensary

  • Finding a Location
  • Store Design
  • Store Security
  • Obtaining Inventory and Supplies

Running a Retail Cannabis Business

  • Store Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Financial Management
  • Employees

Getting and Keeping Customers

  • Pricing Your Cannabis Products
  • Your Marketing Tools
  • Effective Promotional Techniques
  • Customer Service

What Is Included in the Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with up to 3 hours of business mentoring during the course
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Cannabis Business Owners for only 250.00 per month
  • Downloadable Cannabis Business Owner Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Cannabis Business Owner (e-book edition)

Register for the Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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Opportunities in the Cannabis Business

In the twenty-first century – after hundreds of years of global restriction and repression – humans are finally coming back to the idea that the humble hemp plant Cannabis sativa is a gift from the gods.

The popular herb – also known as marijuana, weed, pot, grass, and 420, among its many nicknames – is being legalized in a growing number of jurisdictions. In many locales, Cannabis has first been legalized for medical purposes, followed by legalization of recreational use.

In late 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to formally legalize the cultivation, possession, acquisition, and consumption of cannabis and its by-products.

In the U.S. more than 200 million adult Americans (63% of the population) had access to legal medical cannabis in 2017, according to the Cannabis Industry Report, while 68 million adult Americans (21%) had access to legal recreational cannabis.

Currently, medical cannabis is legal in 33 of the United States, and recreation cannabis is legal in 10 of those 33, as well as in Washington, DC. Forbes magazine predicted that nine more states including New York considering cannabis law reform.

The cannabis industry offers many business opportunities including growing, manufacturing, retailing (medicinal and recreational), and related support businesses. Each of these arenas has space for the budding entrepreneur.

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It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over 83,544.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

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  • How Much Money Do Cannabis Business Owners Make?
    As a cannabis business owner, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and how much revenue your cannabis business generates. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 - however this can range up to $182,000 or more.
  • What Does a Cannabis Business Owner Do?
    The cannabis industry offers many business opportunities including growing, manufacturing, retailing (medicinal and recreational), and related support businesses. Each of these arenas has space for the budding entrepreneur.
  • How Do I Become a Cannabis Business Owner?
    Earning a certificate as a cannabis business owner will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional cannabis business owner. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Cannabis Business Owner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional cannabis business owner. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.