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Growing Opportunities

Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. today. Whether you’re already in the field or considering joining this lucrative, expanding marketplace, advanced knowledge will give you the competitive edge to succeed.

The University of Toledo offers a 100% online Cannabis Certificate program* designed to prepare you to navigate the complex features of cannabis entrepreneurship. You’ll learn about the characteristics of the plant as a product, identify key market sectors and become an expert in the science behind cannabis.

At each step, you’ll have guidance from UToledo. We are an established educational leader in business and pharmacy with esteemed faculty to support your development, sharpen your business skills and deliver a high-caliber entrepreneurial experience.

In as few as two semesters, you’ll be ready to excel in a booming industry.

Connect now to grow your career opportunities.

We welcome college students from other universities who wish to take courses or those interested in taking courses outside of a degree program to join us for this unique curriculum. Apply now as a guest student to register for the next cohort.

*Ohio Department of Higher Education certificate approval pending.



Our four-course program is offered exclusively online, giving you the flexibility and convenience to pursue your studies from anywhere.

Contemporary Issues – Intro to Cannabis
Become familiar with the legal environment cannabis businesses operate within and explore the ethics surrounding the legalization of cannabis in the United States.

Entrepreneurship in Cannabis
Focus on the entrepreneurial environment and opportunities of cannabis, including procedures at the state level and the risks associated with starting a business in the industry.

Cannabis Science – Plants and Products
Gain an understanding of the plants, ingredients, products and processes involved in industrial pharmaceutics.

Cannabis Science – Benefits and Risks
Identify and evaluate the opportunities and challenges associated with medical and recreational use of cannabis products and preparations.

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Last Updated: 9/30/20