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Cannabis Industry Fundamentals Certificate

This program is a collaboration between ACW Local Union 420 and LIM College. ACW Local 420 is dedicated to ensuring that you have access to the cannabis industry’s best training, jobs, benefits, wages, and treatment, making this program the first step in a sustainable career path. Founded in 1939, LIM College is a pioneer in cannabis education, offering the nation’s first Master of Professional Studies and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in The Business of Cannabis. 


In a 4-week self-administered online program you will learn:

  • The History & Politics of Cannabis

  • Endocannabinoid System & Medical Cannabis

  • The Cannabis Supply Chain

  • Cannabis Products Pricing & Consumers  

  • Students will receive a certificate of completion from LIM College, be invited to cannabis networking opportunities, and be enrolled in Local Union 420. 

  • Class to begin in late February 2023

  • The cost is $750

* Be advised that this program uses excerpts from college bachelor's and master's level courses. Your reading and comprehension skills will be challenged. Students should plan to dedicate 5 hours per week to reading the course materials, listening to podcasts, watching videos, completing writing assignments, and contributing to group discussion boards.

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About Professor Mike Z.

Michael Zaytsev is the Academic Director of LIM College’s Business of Cannabis degree programs, the first accredited Cannabis Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs offered in New York State. Mike Z has been a committed and impactful Cannabis education advocate since 2014, when he founded High NY, now one of the world’s largest cannabis community education and business networking groups. High NY events have provided cannabis education to thousands of people and have become known for some of “The Best Cannabis Events in New York City” according to High Times and many others. 


As an executive advisor and business coach, Mike Z has supported leaders at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bain & Company, Microsoft, Google, and across the Cannabis industry. Zaytsev is a top-rated mentor at Founder Institute and has served as a Cannabis Industry Mentor for the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps. Zaytsev also hosts “The Cannabis Business Coach Podcast” and is the bestselling author of "The Cannabis Business Book." 


Prior to discovering his calling in Cannabis, Michael Zaytsev began his career at J.P. Morgan and Google. Mike Z works to end Cannaphobia through education and to build community through Cannabis.

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