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Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada


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The Introduction to Professional Management of Medical Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada course is designed to provide an overview of the successes and continual challenges within the rapidly expanding medical marijuana market. The 16-week course is delivered online, making it open to anyone, anytime. Learn from professionals with experience in the industry including horticulturalists, lawyers and marketing specialists.


The Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association is dedicated to ensuring Canadian patients who use medical marijuana have access to high quality products and services in a safe, regulated environment. The CNMMA is committed to sharing the best practices for using medical marijuana, and providing essential data and information. Working with continuing and professional studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the new management of medical marijuana facilities course will provide an introductory education on plant production, facility management, regulations, marketing, and more.


Connecting Education to Careers

Nick Ernst, a graduate  from our Cannabis Professional Series program, describes his experience:

"The program was in depth and well organized.  The instructors were knowledgeable and available throughout the program.  Upon graduating I interviewed with several licensed producers, all lead to job offers. " 


Medical Marijuana  Testimonial

Photo: Nick Ernst and instructor, Deepak Anand, at the LIFT Cannabis Expo, Toronto ON.


Peter Carscadden, Director of Business Development, Lift Cannabis Co., "I took Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes at KPU because I saw what cannabis is able to do for patients and the uphill battle that the industry faced and I was passionate about making a difference. KPU helped me dive head first into a constantly evolving industry. I now work for a cannabis communications company and advocate for patients in a way I never thought possible."

Part One

Plant Production & Facility Management - MEDM 9001

Course Content

Module One: Plant Production and Facility Management Theory

Students will learn to identify the key differences in plant characteristics. They will become skilled at identifying healthy plant roots and unhealthy plant roots; learn treatment techniques, and how to optimize the environment for healthy root production. Students will also be taught irrigation options and techniques: growing mediums and hydroponic systems; pest management; crop cycles; drying and storage procedures; and Health Canada regulations.

Module Two: Legalities and Regulations: Becoming a Licensed Producer in the MMPR Business

Learn the history of government regulations in Canada in the marijuana business, and the history of government regulations of international cannabis hotspots. Understand local bylaws and review current legal challenges while developing a Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR) application.



Instructor: Deepak Anand
Sept 6 - Oct 28, 2016
$1249 + GST CRN: 80015


Part Two

Marketing, Sales & Drug Development - MEDM 9002

Course Content

Module Three: Marketing, Sales, and Patient Acquisition Strategies

Review Health Canada marketing regulations as you create and implement branding strategies and customer loyalty while learning who your target markets are.

Module Four: Medical Conditions and Drug Development Processes

Learn the role of health care professionals in the use of medical marijuana, and what medical conditions are treated with cannabis in Canada. Explore Vancouver dispensaries, the drug development process and alternatives to smoking cannabis.


Instructor: Deepak Anand
Oct 31 - Dec 23, 2016
$1249 + GST CRN: 80017

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