Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management
Cannabis Retail Operations and Sales (3 Credits)
Course Number / CRN #: BU 172 30307
Offered March 4 – May 8, 2024
This course prepares students for work in the cannabis retail industry. The content focuses on specific knowledge and skill sets to work at dispensaries, including: basic supply chain information specific to the cannabis industry; basic marketing and sales techniques and how they are applied in the cannabis industry; various medical uses of cannabis and the effects on the endocannabinoid system as they apply to the sale of cannabis to potential customers. Includes NY State Responsible Vendor Training certification.
Policies and Procedures:
Students enrolled in this course will be analyzing the retail experience at a dispensary, as well as potentially qualify for internships with local cannabis businesses. Therefore, they must be 21+ years of age. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Program Coordinator.
Outline of Major Topics:
This course will provide students with the knowledge that they need to develop specific skillsets to work in the cannabis retail and sales industry. This may include:
- basic marketing and sales techniques and how they are applied in the cannabis industry;
- various medical uses of cannabis and the effects on the endocannabinoid system as they apply to the sale of cannabis to potential customers;
- how to accurately describe cannabis products within the confines of industry standards.
- Course content will also include pre-training for the NY State Responsible Vendor Training certification.
This curriculum will be taught asynchronously, using the college’s LMS (Learning Management System). Students will need to access video content and readings to participate in a discussion board and complete assessments. They will have access to the instructor via virtual meetings and email, as well as the program coordinator either on-campus or remotely.