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University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) cannabis program connects students to jobs

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The cannabis industry in the Silver State has continued booming over the last few years.

Now the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is helping students get involved in the industry.

In November, the University announced the Cannabis Education Program in partnership with the education platform Green Flower.

The Source general manager, Christine Gamez, says having this program is a big step in getting more people educated about the plant.

“There’s a big gap in how people can get educated, we expect people to have some form of education, but if you don’t know where to start, it kind of puts you in this spiral of how do I get the experience without having experience.”

The next batch of students starts the program the first week of March. Courses are all online, offered as four separate certificates including healthcare, law, business, and agriculture.

Even though it’s still early on, Green Flower says they anticipate this to grow the states cannabis industry even more.

Green Flower vice president of higher education, Daniel Kalef, says they anticipate this to grow the state’s cannabis industry even more.

“We’ve seen it with other partners across the country…I’m very, very confident that people are going to be able to do really well.”

Its almost time for first class to graduate from the six month program in May. And according The Source, Christine says they have already received applications for soon to be graduates of the program.

“We have had a few people apply for the job that have had that on their resume, which is exciting. Obviously, having the knowledge base is always flattering.”

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