The burgeoning cannabis market offers thousands of jobs, from budget tenders to extract technicians to pharmacy owners. These roles need to be filled by people who know the science behind the cannabis plant and how it affects the body. Although some U.S. schools have some cannabis-focused programs, it can be difficult to find quality cannabis education.
That’s why entrepreneurs like Emma Chasen are so important to the industry. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in medicinal plant research, Chasen co-founded Eminent Consulting, an agency that offers online cannabis education courses. You can learn the intricacies of cannabis in courses such as “Cannabinoids” and “Cannabis and Body Exploration of the Endocannabinoid Receptor System”. Industry professionals and amateur enthusiasts can use this curriculum to deepen their knowledge of the facility.
“Anyone can take these courses,” noted Chasen. This is because the curriculum is easily accessible to people of different backgrounds. Each course consists of several lessons, tests and a final exam. Finish the exam with a score of 80 percent or higher and you’ll pass the course. With this Proof of Entitlement, you can demonstrate your knowledge to potential employers in the cannabis industry. If you are an employer, you can use the material to train your current team.
“Dispensary owners can incorporate the curriculum into their employee training program,” said Chasen.
In addition to the extensive, detailed lessons and study guides, you can also access virtual chat rooms where you can talk to your colleagues and even to Chasen themselves. Mastering the material is possible because you have someone who can answer your questions when you get stuck.
For Chasen, the benefits of a science-based cannabis education go far beyond improving your career prospects: “Cannabis has the potential to help many people who suffer.”
Cannabis is legal in some form in 34 states, but many patients may feel that they cannot speak to their doctor about cannabis therapy. The education can make patients more comfortable understanding their own cannabis medications. For example, knowing about cannabinoids and terpenes can help determine which strains or cannabinoids to treat to treat conditions such as chronic pain or anxiety.
The reluctance of the medical community to join cannabis therapy led to Chasen’s trip with Eminent Consulting. While working with an oncology research team, she saw the researchers laugh at the idea of a cannabis study for cancer patients. Realizing that traditional medicine and research wasn’t where she wanted to spend her time, Chasen quickly entered the cannabis industry as a budget tender.
Now Chasen focuses on Eminent Consulting. You can Check the course catalog online if you are interested in enrolling for a class.