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Want to learn all about cannabis? Ready for an exciting career in one of the fastest growing industries in the world? Look no further. The Cannabis Training University (CTU) was developed to provide quality and comprehensive medical marijuana education to students across the globe. You don’t need to live in a state with legal cannabis to receive cutting edge information and instruction. Now, courses are offered from the comfort of your home on any computer or smartphone. You’ll print out your CTU certificates when your training is complete.
The online Medical Marijuana Education series offered by CTU features recognized and knowledgeable members of the medical cannabis community worldwide, including marijuana attorneys, accountants, cannabis horticulturists, insurance agents, medical marijuana dispensary managers, marijuana point of sale software companies, cannabis chefs, and canna-business owners and vendors.
With headquarters is in Denver, Colorado, CTU is in the heart of America’s first recreationally legal state, providing easy access to members of the medical marijuana industry. The Weed Blog asked CTU CEO Jeffrey Zorn a few questions about cannabis education, the resources they offer, and student success stories.
Your online school offers “nine certifications for the price of one.” Does this mean graduates of the program will be certified in each area of expertise? How does the program work?
Jeffrey Zorn: Yes, all CTU students get certified in 9 areas of instruction including: Growing Cannabis Indoors and Out, Cooking with Cannabis, Cannabis Extractions, Budtending, Dispensary Operations
Cannabis Laws, Cannabis as a Medicine, Cannabis Careers & Business Opportunities & Cannabis Trimming. CTU students receive an entire year of time to get through all of our courses at their own pace, from anywhere in the world, and on any device with an internet connection.
Who are some of the industry experts that designed the curriculum?
JZ: Cannabis Training University is fortunate to have some of the top instructors in the cannabis industry, including the most published cannabis grower in the world, the "Guru of Ganja", Mr. Ed Rosenthal.
The materials have been developed over the last decade with the help of cannabis industry leading business people—growers, cooks, dispensary operators, physicians, budtenders, attorneys, extraction technicians, topical cannabis business owners, and more.
Each CTU student not only receives access to over 200 cannabis videos, but also over 5500 pages of instructional ebooks. The curriculum at Cannabis Training University expands each year and we are always keeping up with the current cannabis laws and regulations, and latest cannabis industry methods and advancements.
What salary can recent graduates expect to earn once completing the program? Can you help them get jobs?
JZ: Graduates of Cannabis Training University most often go on the start careers in the cannabis industry with the following positions: Budtender, Cannabis Grower, Cannabis Extraction Technician, Cannabis Edibles Chef, Dispensary Manager and Cannabis Trimmer. The salary ranges of such positions are from $12 to $15 an hour for a budtender or cannabis trimmer, all the way up to over $100,000 for some dispensary management positions and cannabis cultivators.
Who can benefit from the program? Who is your ideal student?
JZ: Anyone looking to begin a cannabis career or start their own cannabis business would greatly benefit from taking the Cannabis Training University online master program. CTU also has many students who are not necessarily looking for a cannabis career, but who are looking to grow their own cannabis, cook with cannabis at home, learn all the latest cannabis laws and regulations, or to increase their overall cannabis knowledge.
Can you share some student success stories?
JZ: Many CTU graduates go on to work in the cannabis industry after earning their CTU certifications.
Some of the thousands of CTU graduates who have gone on to start a cannabis career include: Zach Crane, Budtender at MMJ America in Denver Colorado. Jaylen Berning, who after graduating from CTU began his own online CBD store, Green Living Innovations. Mark Heisner, who became one of Michigan's top cannabis cultivators teaching organic cannabis cultivation methods. Tamarya Hulme, who went on the start her own cannabis topicals business, Cannacare.
Please tell us more about the cooking program. Also, is that a separate track or included with the rest of the program?
JZ: The cannabis cooking program is one of the many courses included in the CTU Master of Marijuana program. Students learn all there is to know about cooking with cannabis, including topics such as numerous ways to make cannabis butter, how to make cannabis oil, how to start a cannabis edibles business, and how to make cannabis lotions and ointments.
As a free bonus to CTU students, CTU has partnered with MagicalButter, the makers of the cannabis industry's best botanical extraction machine. MagicalButter has contributed numerous videos to the CTU cannabis cooking course and CTU students can learn how to easily make their own cannabis butters, oils and topicals with the touch of a button. CTU students also receive a discount to buy their own MagicalButter Machine.
How long do the programs take to complete?
JZ: CTU students receive an entire year to get through all the content at their own pace. After graduating, CTU alumni receive lifetime discounts to continue their CTU education with the updated materials each year.
Where can people find more info? Do you have enrollment advisors interested students can speak with?
JZ: Anyone looking to sign up for the online Cannabis Training University master program can enroll at https://cannabistraininguniversity.com/. Students can also speak to an enrollment advisor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 1-844-260-2001.