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HOR 134 The Production of Cannabis I

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Dr. Jonathan Lehrer
Thompson Hall, Room 202
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Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

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BUS 134 Cannibis Management and Marketing

HPW 230 Health and Cannabis Usage

This course will cover the following topics: regulations -of GAAP on cannabis companies; SEC and FASB; State system; taxation laws 280E; 471 and COGS; systems design and chart of accounts; tracking records and inventory; costs and deductions; accrual versus cash basis systems; assets; liabilities and equity; journals and ledgers; payroll accounting; financial reporting and financial statements; forming a cannabis company; filing form 8300; licenses. By the end of this course, students should be able to define financial statements for cannabis companies, recognize how to make decisions at managerial level in a growing industry, differentiate the COGS and other costs, define deductions, prepare tax return for their business.


The Certificate Program in Cannabis Production and Management prepares graduates for emerging new careers in the legalized cannabis industry. With the 2021 passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, New York joins other states with an expanded market for legalized cannabis and cannabis-related products. There is a growing need for skilled technicians and specialists who can enter this exciting field as growers, budtenders, dispensary staff, product managers, and marketing/sales associates. Offered as an online program, the Certificate in Cannabis Production and Management requires students to complete 24 credit hours which includes three courses in cannabis science and production, three courses in the business of legalized cannabis, one course that explores the economics of the cannabis market, and one course that addresses medicinal and health-related issues to legalized cannabis.

Admission to Farmingdale State College – State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

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Topics Covered :
History of Cannabis
Race and Cannabis
Criminal Justice Reform
Economic Opportunity
Environmental Policies for Different States

Social Justice and Cannabis

This video lecture series will provide insight from experts involved with all aspects of Cannabis cultivation and adjacent industries, offering a variety of perspectives. The certificate graduates will retain access to this class as it will be constantly updated with new material.
Price: $399.00

NRF Retail Industry Fundamentals

You can take one or all of the classes within the Cannabis Studies Certificate program.

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The Cannabis Certificate program will help you build a foundation of cannabis production skills from classification to physiology to production management.

Program Requirements

Understanding cannabis biology and taxonomic classification is critical for proper management practices for the production of essential oils, psychoactive compounds, fiber, and seed oil and protein, and applications of those products. Discrepancies between scientific and vernacular names of cannabis and the inconsistency of vernacular names mislead producers and consumers.

Certificate Requirements

Upon completing your required coursework, you will need to submit a completion request for your certificate. Once we have verified that you have met the requirements, your certificate will be printed and signed off on by the Dean of the College of ACES, Crop Sciences’ Department Head, Director of Online and Continuing Education (CITL) and the Online Program Coordinator.