The cannabis industry in New Jersey is growing and Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is now accepting students in its new health-professions program: “Medical Cannabis Training.” The 15-hour non-credit class will run Monday evenings, January 25 through February 22 from 6 - 9 p.m. on the ZOOM online conferencing platform. Anyone from the public age 18 and up may enroll. The course will be offered through MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies and students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
The Medical Cannabis Training course is intended for anyone who is interested in a career on the ground floor of the medical cannabis profession or who is curious about this emerging industry in New Jersey. “New developments within the state with regard to the cannabis industry are happening almost every day. This course is intended to provide the necessary background to gain a foothold in this emerging industry,” explained Sarah Trent, course instructor and owner of Valley Wellness.
The five-day course will introduce students to this highly regulated industry by bringing in a variety of subject-matter experts to discuss areas of import such as federal and state laws and regulations, the endocannabinoid system, cultivation basics, how cannabis products are made as well as cover dispensary technician training techniques such as dosing, administration and compliance.