Cannabis Cooking

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Earn money making edibles! The cannabis cooking classes consist of informative lessons and videos will give you the skills and knowledge you need to open, manage, or work at a cannabis edibles business, including making and properly dosing edibles. Your cannabis chef certificate will give you the credentials you need to open or manage a commercial cannabis kitchen. This cannabis cooking certification is included in the Master of Cannabis Program!

Earn money making edibles! The Cannabis Cooking Certification’s informative lessons and videos will give you the skills and knowledge you need to open, manage, or work at a cannabis edibles business.

Cannabis Cooking Course FAQs

Is this cannabis cooking course and cannabis college accredited?

Yes! We are the only cannabis education school in the world that has an internationally recognized accreditation provided by ANSI/IACET.

Is the cannabis cooking certification included in the Master of Cannabis Program?

Yes! The cannabis cooking certification, and 9 other certificates are included in the Master of Cannabis Program.

Are the cannabis cooking classes online or in person?

It is 100% online. You can make your own schedule, and work from any device!

How long does it take to complete the Master of Cannabis Program?

Complete the required work in as little as 7 days (42 hrs of required content), or take your time (12 weeks of access) and enjoy hundreds of hours of how-to tutorials, resources, and 8 Ed Rosenthal e-books. There are no set class times and no homework, and anyone 18+ can enroll. If you need more time in the program it is easy to extend your access!

What are some commonly asked questions about cooking with cannabis I will have answered in these online classes?

  • What are the basics of cooking with cannabis?
  • How do I decarboxylate cannabis for cooking?
  • What is the difference between THC and CBD in edibles?
  • How do I make cannabis-infused butter or oil?
  • What are the best strains for cooking and why?
  • How do I calculate the dosage of THC or CBD in homemade edibles?
  • What are some common mistakes to avoid when cooking with cannabis?
  • How do I ensure even distribution of cannabis in my recipes?
  • Can I use raw cannabis in recipes, and if so, how?
  • How does cooking temperature affect the potency of cannabis?
  • What are some beginner-friendly cannabis-infused recipes?
  • How should I store cannabis-infused edibles to maintain potency and freshness?
  • What are the legal considerations for cooking with cannabis at home?
  • How can I experiment with flavors and ingredients to complement cannabis?
  • What are the potential effects of consuming cannabis-infused edibles?

What are some commonly asked questions about starting an edible business I will have answered in these online classes?

  • What are the first steps to starting a cannabis edibles business?
  • What are the legal requirements for producing and selling cannabis edibles?
  • How do I obtain the necessary licenses and permits for an edibles business?
  • What are the startup costs involved in launching an edibles business?
  • How do I develop unique and appealing cannabis-infused products?
  • What are the best practices for ensuring product safety and quality?
  • How can I source high-quality cannabis and other ingredients for my edibles?
  • What kind of packaging is required for cannabis edibles?
  • How do I label my products to comply with state and local regulations?
  • What are the most effective marketing strategies for cannabis edibles?
  • How do I set pricing for my cannabis edibles?
  • What are the challenges of scaling an edibles business?
  • How do I manage inventory and production in an edibles business?
  • What are the best distribution channels for selling cannabis edibles?
  • How can I build a brand that stands out in the cannabis edibles market?
  • What are the common legal and regulatory pitfalls to avoid?
  • How do I educate consumers about the proper use and dosage of my products?
  • What kind of insurance do I need for my edibles business?
  • How can I ensure my edibles business is environmentally sustainable?
  • What trends should I be aware of in the cannabis edibles market?

I got into cannabis because I didn’t want to be on opiates. The course with CTU helped me understand cannabis. Helped me understand the chemical makeup…I got to understand the various terpenes and chemical makeups besides from just THC or CBD.

– Michelle Gunderson

Cannabis Advocate and CTU Graduate

Cannabis Cooking Certificate: Topics

Intro Cannabis Basics

What Is Cannabis?

Cannabis has been described as a weed, as a recreational drug, and as the latest craze in medical treatment. But what actually is it? This lesson will cover the origins of the cannabis plant and tell you what you need to know about cannabis strains and cultivars. The lesson covers these topics:1 4

  • Cannabis Plant Overview, including Origins of Cannabis, Cannabis Cultivars, Cannabis Strains, Descriptions of Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, Hybrids, and Cannabis Ruderalis, Parts of the Cannabis Plant, Cannabis Seeds, Hemp Fiber, Cannabis Flowers, Cannabis Buds, Cannabis Nugs, and Cannabis Trichomes
  • The Difference Between Cannabis and Hemp
  • Structure, Life Cycle, and Reproduction System of Cannabis Plants
  • Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System

Components of Cannabis

A look at compounds in cannabis like THC, CBD, and terpenes that can have an impact on patients. The lesson covers these topics:

  • The Primary Chemical Compounds in Cannabis, including Terpenes and Cannabinoids2 4
  • Entourage Effects of Cannabis Components
  • Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes
  • The Presence of Terpenes in Cannabis Strains
  • Terpenes and Infections (including MRSA)
  • Raphael Mechoulam and S. Ben-Shabbat’s Entourage Effect Research with Full Spectrum Medical Cannabis and Whole Plant Cannabis Medicine
  • CBD and THC Interaction and Ratios
  • Cannabis Entourage Effects on Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Appetite, Memory, Attention, Insomnia, Sleep, and Addiction
  • Cannabis Strains that Reduce Cravings, Increase Alertness, Improve Circulation, and Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cannabis Entourage Effects for Acne, Alzheimer’s Disease, Reducing Anxiety, Autoimmune Disorders, Lowering Blood Pressure, Mending Broken Bones, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcers, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Neurological Damage, Pain Relief, Sleep, and Insomnia

Cannabis Products

The cannabis industry is growing exponentially. With growth comes a variety of new products—so many, in fact, that choosing the right one can be confusing to both new and experienced users. This lesson breaks down the most common products available at dispensaries. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Differences between Cannabis Products, including Cannabinoid Content, Potency, Activation (Raw vs. Decarboxylated), Classification based on Strain Names or Cultivars, Classification Based on Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid, Terpene Content
  • CBD:THC Ratio, THC-Dominant Products, CBD-Dominant Products, Hemp Products, 1:1 CBD:THC Ratios, CBD Products3 3
  • How Potency is Shown on Labels for Cannabis Flower, Cannabis Concentrates, and Edibles, including Percentages and Number of Milligrams
  • Raw Cannabinoids, including THCA, CBDA, and Non-Activated Products
  • How to Read Cannabis Product Labels, including Tracking and Regulatory Information, Effects, Cannabinoid Content, Activation Status, Potency, Contaminants, Nutrition Information, and Terpene Content
  • Products Sold at Dispensaries, including Flowers, Concentrates, Edibles, Topicals, Transdermals, and Other Infused Products
  • How to Find High Quality Top Shelf Bulk Cannabis Flowers, Buds, Joints, Blunts, Pre-Rolls, and Shake including Bud Size and Potential Cannabis Contaminants, Pesticides, Mold, and Seeds
  • Characteristics of Low Quality Cannabis, including Scent, Color, Finger Feel, Throat Feel
  • Cannabis Flower Consumption Methods, including Smoking and Vaporizing
  • Input Materials for Cannabis Extracts, including Flash-Frozen Fresh Plants, Dried Cannabis Flowers, Dried Cannabis Trim, and Hemp
  • Cannabis Extraction Methods, including Solventless Concentrates (Kief, Bubble Hash, Pressed Hashish, Rosin) and Solvent-Based Extracts (RSO, BHO, PHO, Ethanol Extracts, CO2 Oil, Distillate, Isolate, Water-Soluble Isolate, Nano-Isolate)
  • Cannabis Concentrate Product Consistencies, including Budder, Shatter, Crumble, Wax, Live Resin, Sugar, Rocks and Sauce, and Vape Cartridges
  • How Cannabis Edibles Work, including LDL Delivery, Liver Metabolites, Dosing, Digestive System Issues, and Sublingual Delivery
  • Ingredients in Cannabis Edibles, including Flower Infusions in Oil, Distillates, Isolates, Full-Spectrum Extracts, Broad-Spectrum Extracts, Non-Cannabis Ingredients, and Allergens
  • Differences between Full-Spectrum cannabis oil, Broad-Spectrum hemp oil, Cannabis Distillates, Isolates, and Nano-Isolates
  • Cannabis Edibles, including Cannabis-Infused Oils, Cannabis Tinctures, Raw Cannabis Tinctures, Cannabis-Infused Capsules, Cannabis-Infused Foods, Gummies, Hard Candies, Savory Edibles Cookies, Brownies, Cannabis-Infused Beverages (Soda, Coffee, Tea, Beer, Energy Drinks)
  • Cannabis Concentrates and Their Consumption, including Vaporizing with Vaporizers, Earth Stones, and Pens, How to Dab, and Dab Equipment (Dab Rigs, Nails, E-Nails, Torches, Dab Tools, Domes, Carb Caps, Terp Pearls, Quartz Inserts, Reverse Tweezers, Bangers)
  • Cannabis-Infused Topical and Transdermal Products, including Creams, Lotions, Balms, Patches, and Roll-Ons
  • Cannabis Topicals and Skin Sensitivity, Antioxidant Properties, Antimicrobial Properties, Acne Treatment, Onset and Duration, Pain Reduction, Inflammation Treatment, Itch Medicine
  • Other Dispensary Products including Cannabis-Infused Inhalers, Bath Bombs, Sexual Lubricants, Suppositories, Sublingual Strips, Moon Rocks, Infused Joints, Shampoo, Topicals

Cannabis Cooking Methods

Preparing the Cannabis

By properly preparing cannabis for infusion, professionals can drastically increase the quality and potency of the finished product. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Selecting Cannabis Plant Material for infusion, including Choosing Dried Cannabis4 3
  • Preparing Dried Cannabis for infusion, including Ensuring Cannabis Plants Are Clean, Removing Unneeded Plant Matter, and Chopping Cannabis Plants
  • Cannabis Decarboxylation Procedures, including When to Decarboxylate your Cannabis Plants, Cannabis Decarboxylation in an Oven, Decarbing Cannabis with a Sous Vide, and Commercial Cannabis Decarboxylation
  • Preparing Fresh Cannabis for infusion
  • Preparing Cannabis for Juicing

Cannabis Infusion

Once properly prepared, cannabis can be processed for multiple uses, including the infusion of key components into oils, butters, alcohol, and more. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Estimating Potency for Cannabis Infusions, including Making a Cannabis Infusion or Tincture for a Single Recipe, Making a Cannabis Infusion for Multiple Recipes, Estimating the Available THC in Cannabis Flowers, Deciding How Much Solvent to Use, Estimating the Milligrams per Gram of THC, and Potency Testing in Commercial Settings5 4
  • Making Cannabis Oil, including Using Butter, Clarified Butter, and Ghee, Using a Crockpot, Using a Stovetop, How to make Cannabis Oil, How to Make Canna-oil, How to Make CBD oil, How to Make Cannabutter, and Cannabis Infusions in Commercial Settings
  • Homemade Ethanol Cannabis Tinctures, including Description of Cannabis Tinctures, Fresh vs. Dried Cannabis, Room Temperature Methods, and Freezer Methods
  • Commercial Cannabis Tinctures
  • Making Concentrated Cannabis Tinctures with Lab Glass
  • Homemade Vegetable Glycerin Cannabis Tinctures
  • Juicing Fresh Cannabis

Straining, Filtering, and Purging Cannabis

Proper technique is critical when it comes to cannabis infusion, and knowing how to properly strain, filter, and purge a product to remove contaminants while retaining every last drop is crucial to efficient cannabis infused product production. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Straining and Filtering Cannabis Tinctures and Infusions, including Strategies for Different Solvents,6 4 and Strategies for Different Products
  • Straining Equipment Choices, including Cheesecloth, China Caps, Hand Straining, French Presses, and Fruit Presses
  • Filtering Cannabis Tinctures and Infusions, Including Straining Processes for Different Amounts, Basic Filtering, Winterizing, De-Waxing, and Winterization
  • Methods to Separate Water from Cannabis Oil, including Refrigerator, Freezer, and Separatory Funnel Methods
  • Purging Ethanol from Cannabis Tinctures with and without Heat, Using a Distiller, and Using a Rotovap
  • Home Storage for Cannabis Infusions, Tinctures, and RSO

Cooking with Cannabis

Once you’ve infused your cannabis, it’s time to get cooking. Our experienced cannabis chefs show you their favorite techniques for foolproof marijuana cooking. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Estimating Cannabis Potency and Doses at Home, 7 3including How Much Cannabis Oil, Tincture, Extract, THC Distillate, or CBD Isolate to Use in a Cannabis Recipe
  • Determining Cannabis Edible Product Potency in Commercial Settings
  • Dividing a Cannabis Recipe into Single-Serving Doses, including Strategies for Cannabis Cookies, Pot Brownies, Cannabis Liquids, Cannabis Soups, and Cannabis Casseroles
  • Making Cannabis-Infused Products at Home, including Cooking with Cannabis Infused Oils and Butter and Preparing Cannabis Alcohol Tinctures for Sublingual Use
  • Cooking with Cannabis Extracts, THC Distillates, and CBD Isolates
  • Mixing Cannabis Concentrates and Bubble Hash in Oil and Ethanol
  • Making Cannabis Capsules, Cannabis Pills, and Cannabis Flour
  • Cannabis Cooking Challenges in Commercial Settings

Cannabis Recipes

A close look at some of our favorite cannabis edibles, cannabis topicals, and marijuana beverage recipes you can make using your newly extracted or infused cannabis products, all taught by our experienced team of CTU cannabis chefs. The lesson covers these topics:

  • How to Use Cannabis Recipes, including Recipe Strength, Effects of Cannabis Ingredient Strength, and Managing Cannabis Product Potency with Serving Size Adjustments
  • Making Marijuana Beverages, including Fresh Cannabis Juice Recipes, Cannabis Juice Smoothies, Cannabis Coffee and Tea, Marijuana-Infused Bulletproof Coffee, Authentic Cannabis-Infused Chai, and Cannabis-Infused Green Dragon Liqueur, Bhang-up Cannabis-Infused Mango Lassi, Cannabis-Infused Golden Milk, Marijuana-Infused Lavender Hot Chocolate, Cannabis-Infused Milk Recipes, and Water-Based Cannabis Tea
  • Adding Cannabis Oil to Beverages8 3
  • Sweet Cannabis Edible Recipes, including Cannabis Candies, RSO Caramels, Marijuana Gummies, Cannabis Cookies, Cannabis-Infused Rice Krispy Treats, CannaButter Brownies, Marijuana Sugar Cookies, Cannabis Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies, Marijuana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Cannabis Vanilla Wafers, Cannabis-Infused Cheesecake, Cannabis-Infused Carrot Cake, Marijuana-Infused Chocolate Cakes, Cannabis Rum Cake, Cannabis-Infused Coconut Cake, Cannabis Strawberry Shortcake, Marijuana-Infused Fruit Pies, Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Cream Pie, and Cannabis Peanut Butter Pie
  • Savory Pot-Infused Edibles, including Cannabis Salad Dressings, Marijuana Marinades, Cannabis White Sauce, Cannabis Béarnaise Sauce, Ed Rosenthal Recipes, Ganja Guacamole, Marijuana-Infused Vegetables, Cannabis Mashed Potatoes, Pot Potato Salad, Cannabis-Infused Entrees, Marijuana Filet Mignon, Cannabis Chicken Cordon Bleu, Cannabis-Infused Soups, Marijuana-Infused Fish Entrees, Sativa Shrimp Burritos, Cannabis Seafood Pasta, Breakfast “Baked” Burritos, Cannabis Scrambled Eggs, Marijuana-Infused Breakfast Foods, Black Bean Bud Dip, Cannabis-Infused Veggie Burger, Cannabis-Infused Chili, Homemade High Hummus, Mary Jane’s Mac n Cheese, Marijuana Lasagna, Cannabis Pizza.
  • Cannabis-Infused Topicals, including Transdermal Cannabis Patches, Transdermal Cannabis-Infused Roll-Ons, Marijuana Poultices, Cannabis Balms, Marijuana Ointments, Marijuana Creams, Cannabis Lotions, and Marijuana Suppositories

Cannabis Cooking Careers

Government Requirements for Cannabis Industry Workers

Necessary information on cannabis work permits and other required prerequisites for anyone looking to start a cannabis career in the United States or Canada. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Age Requirements for Working in Cannabis Businesses in US states with legal cannabis programs.
  • Cannabis Work Permit Fees for Cannabis Businesses in US states with legal cannabis programs.9 4
  • Training Requirements for Cannabis Industry Employees in US states with legal cannabis programs.
  • Legal Requirements for Cannabis Workers in US states with legal cannabis programs.
  • Canadian Cannabis Worker Regulations, Cannabis Act, and Criminal Code Bill C-45
  • Age, Residency, and Ownership Requirements for Cannabis Industry Workers in Canada
  • Analytical Cannabis Testing Lab and Cannabis Research Licenses in Canada
  • Duties on Cannabis in Canada
  • Age Requirements for Cannabis Industry Workers in each Canadian province and territory
  • Cannabis Work Permit Fees in each Canadian province and territory
  • Training Requirements for Cannabis Workers in each Canadian province and territory
  • Legal Requirements for Cannabis Workers in each Canadian province and territory

Cannabis Career Basics

Everything you need to start your cannabis career, including how to identify and locate industry jobs, create the perfect marijuana resume and cover letter, and succeed at the interview so you can start working in this amazing and profitable industry. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Where to Look for a Cannabis Industry Job, including Cannabis Job Boards, Recruiting Companies, Placement Businesses, Staffing Agencies10 3
  • Online Cannabis Job Resources in the United States and Canada, including Indeed,, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, SimplyHired, Craigslist, Cannabis Training University, Ganjapreneur, BloomTHC,
  • Cannabis Staffing Agencies
  • Locating Cannabis Jobs through Social Media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Getting a Cannabis Job through Unsolicited Emails, Newspapers and Magazine Ads
  • Networking for Cannabis Careers at Local Cannabis Events, Cannabis Dispensaries, Cannabis Industry Parties, Cannabis Legislation Events, Dispensary Parties, National Cannabis Events, Women Grow, National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Cannabis Policy Project (MPP), MJBizCon, International Cannabis World Events, and Canna-Tech Cannabis Events
  • Building Cannabis Experience by Volunteering at Cannabis Organizations and Cannabis Blogging
  • Writing a Cannabis Resume, including Tips, Organization, and Showing Black Market Pot Experience
  • Using Skills from Other Industries on your Cannabis Resume, including Retails Skills for a Cannabis Budtender Job and Gardening Skills for a Cannabis Grower Job
  • How to Write a Cover Letter in the Cannabis Industry, including Tips, Organization, and Including Black Market Cannabis Experience
  • Sample Cannabis Entry-Level Cultivation Job Posting, Resume, and Cover Letter
  • Sample Cannabis Management Job Listing, Resume, and Cover Letter
  • Cannabis World Interview Tips, including Describing Black Market Cannabis Experience

Cannabis Cooking Careers

The cannabis industry needs qualified professionals to work in commercial kitchens. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Overview of Cannabis Kitchen Businesses and Jobs
  • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Kitchen Employees
  • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Executive and Formulation Chefs
  • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Kitchen Managers

Cannabis Cooking Business

Government Requirements for Cannabis Businesses

Examine the process of obtaining a special license to run a cannabis business. This lesson acts as a guided tour of the requirements for cannabis business applications in each legal state, province, and territory across the United States and Canada. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Inventory Tracking System Requirements in US States and Canadian Provinces
  • Vertical Integration Requirements by State For United States Cannabis Businesses11 3
  • Licenses Available for Medical Cannabis Businesses in each US state with a medical cannabis program
  • Fee Requirements for Cannabis Businesses in every US state with a legal cannabis program
  • Licenses Available for Recreational Cannabis Businesses in every US state with a legal cannabis program
  • Fee and Licensing Requirements for Canadian Cannabis Businesses
  • Cannabis Delivery by Mail in Canada
  • Medical and Recreational Cannabis Businesses Licensing in Canadian Provinces and Territories
  • Regulations from the Canadian Department of Finance, including Excise Duties on Cannabis, the 2001 Canadian Excise Act, and the 2018 Canadian Budget Implementation Act
  • Canadian Retail and Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Licenses in the United States and Canada
  • Cannabis Medical and Recreational Cultivation Licenses in the United States and Canada
  • Cannabis Processing Licenses in US States and Canadian Provinces and Territories
  • Applications and Fees for Cannabis Business Licenses and L300 Cannabis Licenses
  • Contacting the Canadian Government
  • Canada’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS)
  • Canadian Cannabis Product Packaging and Labeling Requirements

Cannabis Business Basics

Before joining the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry, you’ll need to be prepared. This lesson covers the basics of planning your cannabis business, from writing and pitching your Cannabis business plan to overcoming common challenges you might face along the way. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Challenges in Starting a Cannabis Business12 3 and Potential Cannabis Industry Pitfalls, including Cannabis Banking Challenges, Changing Cannabis Laws and Regulations, Income Tax Issues, Municipal Moratoriums, Under-Educated Consumers, Security, 280E Tax Code and Cannabis, Compliance with Cannabis Regulations, Cannabis Inventory Tracking, and Entering the Green Rush
  • Competition in the Cannabis Industry, including Black Market Competition
  • How to Write a Cannabis Business Plan, including Audience, Cover Page, Table of Contents, Executive Summary, Trademarks and Patents, Market Analysis, Company Descriptions, Ownership, and Appendices
  • Sample Cannabis Business Plan
  • The Global, National, and Local Cannabis Market
  • Pricing in the Cannabis Industry, including Variable Market Considerations and Competition
  • Stages of Development of a Cannabis Business
  • Specialization in the Cannabis Industry
  • Cannabis Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Intellectual Property, and Right of Publicity
  • Marketing and Sales in the Cannabis Industry, including Creating a Visual Marketing Plan, Target Markets, Price Structure, and Market Penetration Strategy, Financial Projections, Cannabis Advertising, Cannabis Networking, Cannabis Industry Social Media Concerns, Cannabis Business Marketing Strategies, Budtender Product Education, Industry Brochures, Market Influencers, Cannabis Affiliate Marketing, Micro-Influencers, and Online Cannabis Reviews
  • Sales Approach Strategies in the Cannabis Space, including Solutions Selling, the Buddy Approach, and The Guru Approach
  • Research and Development (R&D) in the Cannabis Industry, including Cannabis Product Life Span
  • Creating a Cannabis Facility Operating Plan
  • Finances in the Cannabis Industry, including Funding Requests
  • Cannabis Pitch Deck Basics, including Importance of a Cannabis Pitch Deck, Pitch Decks to Request Funding, Pitch Decks at Networking Events, and Pitch Deck Competitions
  • How to Write a Cannabis Industry Pitch Deck, including Optimal Number of Slides, Slide Content, Appearance of Slides, Verbal Presentations, Delivering the Pitch Deck, Storytelling Skills, and Practicing
  • Sample Cannabis Industry Pitch Deck
  • Marketing and Advertising Challenges in the Cannabis Industry, including Changing Regulations, Truth and Accuracy Statements, Prohibited Areas, Prohibited Populations, Prohibited Methods
  • Cannabis Holidays, including April 20 (420), July 10 (710), and Seasonal Cannabis Considerations
  • Advertising in the Cannabis Space, including Industry Restrictions, Traditional Advertising, Advertising on Packaging, Live Events, Advertising in Dispensaries, In-Store Video Ads, Product Marketing Posters, Flyers, Signs, Branded Dispensary Bags and Jars, Promotional Models, Reward Programs, Promotional Items, Print Advertising, Radio Advertising, TV Advertising, Direct Mail, Billboards, Promotional Drink Coasters, 13 3News Media Coverage, Vinyl-Wrapped Vehicles, Online Advertising, Business Websites, Email Marketing, Banner Ads, Keyword Advertising, Social Media, and Hashtags
  • Cannabis Transporting and Delivery Regulations Between Businesses, from Growers to Stores, to Dispensaries, Between Wholesale Businesses
  • Cannabis Inventory Management, including Product Recalls and Defective Products, Expiration Dates, Inventory Tracking Systems, Seed-To-Sale, Seed-to-Harvest Tracking, Tracking for Processors, Wholesale-to-Consumer Tracking, Point of Sale (POS) Systems
  • Tracking Cannabis Product Turnover Rates, Product Performance, Gross Margins, Lost Sales, Sell-Through Rates, and Stolen Products
  • Cannabis Business Insurance, including Property Insurance, Product Liability Insurance, Living Cannabis Plant Coverage
  • Federal Legal Considerations for Cannabis Businesses in the United States
  • Local Regulations for Different Cannabis Business Types, including Prohibited Locations
  • Packaging and Labeling Regulations in the Cannabis Industry
  • Cannabis Business Shutdown Procedures, Rule Violations, and Government Raids

Cannabis Cooking Businesses

Cannabis cooking businesses make consumer products out of harvested cannabis plants. In this lesson, we cover the basic business decisions that all cannabis cooking businesses need to make to be successful. We also walk through setting up an infused-product commercial kitchen or large-scale infused-product factory. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Preparing to Start a Cannabis Manufacturing Business, 14 2including Research, Planning, Pitch Decks, and Building a Team
  • Financing a Cannabis Infused Product Manufacturing Business
  • Licensing and Insurance for Cannabis Manufacturing Businesses
  • Finding Property for a Cannabis Manufacturing Facility, including Legal Use of Property, Zoning, Leases, Fire Safety, Environmental Plans, Waste Disposal, and Security
  • Constructing a Cannabis-Infused Product Manufacturing Facility, including Negative Pressure Ventilation, Spark-Proof Exhaust, and Commercial Sprinklers
  • Ordering Equipment for a Cannabis Infused-Product Manufacturing Business
  • Setting Up a Cannabis-Infused Product Commercial Kitchen, including Choosing and Sourcing Cannabis Ingredients, Developing Products, Packaging and Regulations, Setting Up a Facility, Finding Employees, and Planning for Expansion
  • Setting Up a Large-Scale Cannabis-Infused Product Manufacturing Facility, including Automation, Equipment, Finding Employees, and Planning for Expansion
  • Getting Cannabis-Infused Products into Stores and Dispensaries

Intro Cannabis Laws and Regulations

Cannabis Laws in the United States

A dive into cannabis laws across the US, including detailed information on current adult use, medical, and recreational programs in each state. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Cannabis Laws in the United States, including United States Cannabis Regulation, 17 1Public Support for Cannabis in the US, Interaction between United States Federal and State Cannabis Laws, Cannabis Court Cases, Federal Cannabis Laws in the United States, Unwarranted Searches as They Relate to Cannabis, Firearms and Cannabis, and Cannabis and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Medical Cannabis Programs in each US state
  • Cannabis Possession, Distribution, Manufacturing, Growing, and Trafficking in Medical and Recreational Cannabis States
  • Recreational Cannabis Programs in each US state

Cannabis Laws In Canada

With adult-use cannabis now legal nationwide, there has never been a better time to get involved in cannabis in Canada—but only if you understand the status of the Canadian cannabis laws. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Cannabis Legalization for Personal Use in Canada, including the Cannabis Act, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, 13 1the Criminal Code, and Other Acts, and Adult Recreational Use
  • Canada’s Federal Medical Cannabis Program, including Health Canada, Qualifying Conditions, and Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient
  • Canada’s Federal Cannabis Laws regarding Possession, Public Consumption, Distribution, Growing Cannabis, and Unlawful Activity
  • Cannabis Possession, Public Consumption, Distribution, and Cultivation Laws in each Canadian province and territory

Handouts and Resources

Handouts and resources can be downloaded and/or accessed after enrollment ends.

  1. Definitions: Cannabis Basics Terminology
  2. Chart: Characteristics Of Cannabis Types
  3. Chart: Effects Of Common Cannabinoids
  4. Chart: Effects of Common Cannabis Terpenes
  5. Chart: Effects Of Common Cannabinoids On Receptors
  6. Chart: Entourage Effects
  7. Chart: Cannabis Consumption Methods
  8. Chart: Storage For Cannabis Products
  9. Procedure: Dab Equipment And How To Dab
  10. How To Become A Medical Cannabis Caregiver
  11. Definitions: Cannabis Cooking And Extraction Terms
  12. Information Sheet: Terpene and Cannabinoid Chemistry
  13. Procedure: How to Make Bubble Hash
  14. Procedure: How to Make Rosin At Home
  15. Supplemental Reading List: Cannabis Cooking And Extraction
  16. Sample: Cover Letter For Entry Level Grower
  17. Sample: Resume For Entry Level Grower
  18. Sample: Cover Letter For Dispensary Manager
  19. Sample: Resume For Dispensary Manager
  20. MS Word Template: Cover Letter Builder
  21. MS Word Template: Resume Builder
  22. Definitions: Cannabis Business Terms
  23. Sample: Blunt Royale Business Plan
  24. Sample: Blunt Royale Pitch Deck
  25. Checklist: Cannabis Industry Business Plan
  26. Checklist: Cannabis Industry Pitch Deck
  27. How to Become a Cannabis Expert
  28. How to Become a Marijuana Entrepreneur
  29. Definitions: Cannabis Legal Terminology
  30. How To Become A Cannabis Extraction Technician
  31. Calculator: Cannabis Dry Weight Conversions
  32. Supplemental Reading List: Cannabis Basics


E-books can be accessed for the duration of your enrollment.

  • Beyond Buds, Next Generation: Cannabis Concentrates and Cannabis Infusions
  • Beyond Buds: Cannabis Extracts, Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles, and Medicines
  • Big Book of Buds Greatest Hits
  • Branding Buds: The Commercialization of Cannabis


The Master of Cannabis Certificate Program takes you inside the cannabis industry. You will learn directly from Master's of marijuana in their field.

With your Cannabis Cooking Certification apply for these jobs:

Cooking with Cannabis

Making Cannabis Products

Making CBD Products

Cannabis Production Manager

Cannabis Kitchen Manager

Cannabis Chef

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