The state Marijuana Enforcement Division now has a list of approved courses and trainers for industry employees that teach proper vending, growing, extraction and compliance procedures, but there are many more learning opportunities. Here are some of the places where newbs and grizzled veterans alike can go to learn more about cannabis.
Colorado State University — Pueblo
If you really want to make a career of cannabis, researching it at a four-year university it isn’t a bad way to start. CSU-Pueblo started its Institute of Cannabis Research with help from the State of Colorado and Pueblo County, creating the first multi-disciplinary cannabis research center at a regional, comprehensive institution, according to the university. The ICR has been conducting comprehensive studies on the science, medicine and societal impacts surrounding cannabis, but CSU-Pueblo doesn’t stop there. The school also offers a 22-credit Cannabis Studies minor