Laws around cannabis are complex and ever-changing, making legal compliance a significant challenge for cannabis businesses. With a cross-disciplinary approach to key industry sectors, this certificate gives you the information and insights needed to participate in the world of cannabis regulation, compliance and public policy.
Starting with Cannabis 101, the program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of federal and state cannabis regulation, and the historical events that led to the formation of these laws. You’ll explore industry legislation, common regulatory dilemmas, the process of securing state and local licenses, and more compliance-related content.
With the option to specialize in agriculture, entrepreneurial, or healthcare law and policy, this program is designed to give participants the range and depth of information needed to meaningfully engage with the legal landscape around cannabis.
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Cannabis Law and Policy Courses
- History of Cannabis
- Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
- Agriculture and Cultivation
- Law and Policy
- Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
- Careers in the Cannabis Industry
Cannabis Law and Policy I: Historical Perspectives and Regional Analysis
Gain historical perspectives of statutory and administrative law pertaining to cannabis and hemp. Participate in cohort-based exploration of legal topics ranging from professional conduct to licensing, liability, and contracting. Projects and case studies are specific to the participants’s state or local jurisdiction. Main topics covered in the course include:
- Historical Perspectives, Statutory and Administrative Law
- Professional Conduct & Ethics for Cannabis Lawyers and Policymakers
- Licenses and Permits
- Professional Liability Overview
- Commercial Law – Contracting with Vendors
- Banking, Accounting, and Tax Law
- Insurance Law
- Employment and Labor Law
- Consumer Law – Advertising, Labeling, and Packaging
- Real Estate Law
- Environment Law
- Intellectual Property
- Cannabis – What’s Enforceable
- Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry
Expert Cannabis Educators
Expert Cannabis Educators
Cannabis Law & Policy features instruction and interaction from pioneering cannabis lawyers and leaders from the cannabis business world, including entrepreneurs, physicians and public policy specialists.
The Highest Standards for Online Learning
Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, using theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.
Recognized as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer who specializes in corporate litigation.
Co-chair of Wilson Eiser’s Cannabis Law practice and a member of the Information Governance Leadership Committee.
Pamela N. Epstein Esq., LL.M
An advocate for cannabis businesses providing them with a range of legal, consulting, and application permitting services.
Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands
In 2021, there were 428,000 full-time employees in the cannabis industry in the United States.
Source: Leafly 2022 Jobs Report
In 2020, Arizona reported $1.03 billion in legal cannabis sales.
Source: 2021 Leafly Jobs Report
A Portfolio of Work
Official University Certificate of Completion
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