Cannabis Education Program

Cannabis Education Program


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The Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension at Mount Royal University is excited to offer the Cannabis Education Program. 

These online courses — taught by experienced professionals working in the Canadian cannabis industry — position students at the forefront of this booming business. Students gain specialized skills and knowledge designed to meet the demand for a trained workforce.  All courses were developed in consultation with MRU’s Cannabis Industry Advisory Board and focus on best practices and regulatory compliance.

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Business of Cannabis Live

Instructors, students, staff and industry advisory panel members share their experiences in the cannabis sector in a series of interviews on the Business of Cannabis. Learn more about our program and what’s going on in the cannabis industry in this series, available as videos or podcasts.

Listen to the podcast/watch the videos >



Our suite of courses provide students with the foundational skills necessary to excel in the Canadian cannabis industry. Benefits include:

  • Learning from professionals working in the industry
  • Demonstrating workplace competencies to potential employers
  • Online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere
  • Letter of Completion provided for all courses 


Program details

Format: Online

Duration: Courses run for 8 - 12 weeks. Each course requires approximately 15 hours of study per week.

Courses are intended to be completed by anyone working full time and the hours for completion are somewhat flexible within determined timelines.

Materials: All course materials are provided at no additional cost.


The Important Role Cannabis Education Plays in the Cannabis Sector

The Important Role Cannabis Education Plays in the Cannabis Sector:  This live interactive online event was held on February 24th where cannabis professionals and leaders learned about critical skills and examined emerging trends. Members of Mount Royal University’s Cannabis Education Program — instructors, students, members of the industry advisory committee — took part in individual and panel discussions about the future of cannabis education for workforce development.