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Maryland Cannabis Industry Training

Medical cannabis is quickly becoming big business in Maryland and beyond. If an entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in alternative approaches to medicine have you looking for something new, this program may be it.

Operational since 2018, Maryland's medical cannabis industry has experienced tremendous growth. With it, new opportunities are emerging for those seeking employment. Harford's Maryland Cannabis Industry Training program provides interested students with knowledge of the supply chain, the role of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, and the entrepreneurial opportunities available in this fast-growing business.

Program Overview

Maryland Cannabis Industry Training Certificate




To work in the licensed part of the cannabis industry, an individual must be at least 21 years old and have no criminal record.



  • Exploring Cannabis Careers
  • Introduction to Cannabis Entrepreneurship
  • Cannabis Home Growing Basics
  • Maryland Medical Cannabis Regulations
  • Introduction to Medical Cannabis and the Human Body

What can I do when I complete this program?

Upon successful completion of the courses, students are prepared to apply for entry-level positions in the three licensed components of the Maryland cannabis industry:

  • Growers
  • Processors
  • Dispensaries

Who teaches this program?

Shad Ewart has been a professor and administrator at Anne Arundel Community College since 2001. He is responsible for the design and development of the first course to explore the entrepreneurial opportunities created by the legalization of cannabis for medical use in Maryland.