University of New Mexico's Continuing Education department to offer four cannabis programs this fall – Albuquerque Business First – Albuquerque Business First

New programs related to cannabis and the workplace will begin in November at the University of New Mexico.
UNM’s Continuing Education department is partnering with California-based Green Flower to offer four programs that begin on Nov. 15, according to a news release. They are Business of Cannabis, Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture, Cannabis Law and Policy and Cannabis Health Care and Medicine.
The programs UNM plan to offer aren’t only for students enrolled at the university, but for anyone who’s interested in earning professional continuing education units, spokesperson Mari Galvez said.
Enrollment is currently open for all four programs. The programs will be conducted entirely online and will span six sessions over a six-month period.  
“The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing, new market opportunities in the country,” UNM Continuing Education executive director Audrey Arnold said in a prepared statement. “As providers of professional development and career education, we want to provide the knowledge and skills that our community will need to be successful in this rapidly growing market.”
Green Flower will select and vet industry experts who will teach the courses. The courses will be a mix of “instructor-student, student-student, reading, and general discussion/interaction,” according to the news release.
New Mexico is gearing up towards the sale of recreational cannabis, which is expected to begin in April of next year. The Cannabis Control Division has already begun accepting and processing applications for prospective growers.
Rules for manufacturers and retailers are still underway, though they should be set in place by January of next year before CCD begins accepting applications on those fronts.
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