UNR partners with Green Flower to offer cannabis certification

A look at some smokeable medical marijuana.

A look at some smokeable medical marijuana.

Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno recently partnered with Green Flower to offer four “first-of-their-kind” noncredit certificates in cannabis education in the state, according to an Oct. 26 press release.

Each certificate program includes three, eight-week online courses. Programs cover the business of cannabis, agriculture and horticulture, law and policy, and healthcare and medicine.

According to UNR, the certificates complement existing credentials “and advance the knowledge and practice of cannabis for professionals across multiple sectors.”

“With the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis in two-thirds of the country, the University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies team naturally wants to ensure Nevada also is at the forefront of cannabis education,” Jodi Herzik, interim vice provost for Extended Studies, said in a statement.

Courses are designed using online learning best practices and are scheduled to accommodate working professionals, according to the release.

Students will develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that can be used to demonstrate sector-specific cannabis knowledge. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a certificate of completion from UNR.

“Since 2016 … the cannabis industry in the state has seen unprecedented growth and continues to show no signs of slowing down,” Daniel Kalef, Green Flower’s vice president of Higher Education, said in a statement. “Such growth has created a large and growing job market, and a tremendous opportunity for people in Nevada to find rewarding careers.”

Courses begin Nov. 15, and enrollment is open at
cannabiseducation.unr.edu. The cost is $2,950 per certificate; UNR is offering a special one-time $500 discount for students who enroll in the November cohort. Payment plans are available.

Questions about the new online certificates can be emailed to cannabiseducation@lists.unr.edu

Founded in 2014, Green Flower is billed as the industry leader in cannabis education, “empowering thousands of consumers, regulators and professionals with the knowledge they need to succeed in the emerging cannabis industry today.”


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