2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook
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CAN 101 - Introduction to Cannabis

Credits: 3 ▲


The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation about the evolution of cannabis throughout the United States’ history and in reference to:

• Early uses in the United States

• Evolution of Cannabis Prohibition

• Evolution of the Medical Marijuana Exception

• Medical Marijuana State Laws and Conflicts with the Federal Government

• Evolution of Recreational Marijuana

• Basic Principles of Operating a Cannabis Dispensary

• The Economics of Cannabis

At the end of the course the students will be able to understand how cannabis was used as medicine pre-prohibition. The students will also identify the rationale for policy that eventually led to the prohibition of cannabis and the implications related to law/criminal justice. Learners will also be able to interpret gaps in the laws related to prohibition and how the States drove laws separate from Federal prohibition to include the medical marijuana exception. Additionally, learners will gain a strong understanding of how medical marijuana laws drove state laws to support recreational cannabis.

Students will also gain awareness about how to apply best practices when working in a cannabis dispensary and how revenues gained from cannabis impact the economy. This foundations course will prepare the students for higher level coursework that will prepare them to complete the certificate program and obtain a career in the cannabis industry. 

Theory: 3 Credits, student must pass with a C or better

Theory: 3 Credits

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