Rutgers Law School recently established a certification program for New Jersey cannabis business owners to provide legal guidance for properly maintaining their businesses in an emerging market.
The non-J.D. program titled "Certificate in Cannabis Law and Business," is a six-month hybrid course for cannabis license holders and interested entrepreneurs. University faculty specializing in cannabis rules and regulations will teach the coursework.
The now sold-out program will run from January to July 2023 and cost $2,695. The program will offer scholarships to business owners who are minorities, women or veterans with disabilities as well as individuals from underserved areas or people who have been convicted of marijuana-related offenses.
Vanessa Williams, the assistant dean of New Programs at Rutgers Law School, began working with industry professionals and educators on the program’s proposal last April.