ACCC To Offer Cannabis Training Program

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

Photo credit: ACCC Facebook page.

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Budding cannabis entrepreneurs can learn more about the regulations and procedures for getting started in New Jersey’s cannabis industry through Atlantic Cape Community College this fall. 

New Jersey Cannabis Training will begin on November 15 and will run each Monday through December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The course will be live online. 

“Atlantic Cape Community College’s new cannabis training class is designed to give individuals the foundational knowledge needed to get a foot in the door of the burgeoning industry in New Jersey,” Sherwood Taylor, senior director of Workforce Development at Atlantic Cape, said. “The five-week program is conveniently provided online and students will gain a basic understanding of how marijuana facilities in New Jersey operate and the laws and regulations they are guided by.”

Each Monday, students will meet via Zoom with Sarah Trent, founder of NJ Cannabis Certified, who will cover New Jersey’s specific rules and regulations related to medical and recreational cannabis, the human body’s endocannabinoid system, the basics of cultivation, cannabis taxonomy and terminology, as well as an introduction to processing manufactured cannabis products and the ins and outs of working in a New Jersey dispensary.

“Unlike other programs, we are New Jersey specific. And while class is delivered live on Zoom, each session is recorded to allow for review and access after the live session,” Trent said.

Students will also receive resume support and job placement assistance.

Those who complete the program requirements will receive a certificate of achievement. 

The cost of the program is $500 and students must be 18 or older to register. Most employers will require employees working in the medical marijuana industry to be 21 years old and pass a background check.

A limited number of tuition waiver vouchers for veterans are available.

For more information or to register, visit

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