Curious about cannabis? Niagara College to offer ‘Cannabis 101’ community seminar series

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Niagara College press release – This fall term, Niagara College is offering ‘Cannabis 101’ a community seminar series for anyone looking to develop a better understanding of cannabis.

The three-part series offered in partnership between Part-Time Studies and the School of Environment and Horticulture will take place at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus and includes courses on the history and evolution of cannabis, the cannabis plant from seed to sale, and quality, regulations and access. The courses explore the legal framework and stigma around cannabis, cannabis cultivation, sales and distribution, the difference between CBD and THC, and more.

Participants will be guided through this material by a roster of experienced Niagara College faculty who teach cannabis day-in-and day-out through the college’s Commercial Cannabis Production program, Canada’s first post-secondary credential in cannabis production. Participants will even get a glimpse into NC’s cannabis teaching and research lab, the Cannabunker.

“The cannabis industry is already beginning to transform the social and economic landscape of not only Niagara, but all of Canada,” said Al Unwin, NC’s associate dean of Environment and Horticulture. “The Cannabis 101 series is a great opportunity for members of the Niagara community who may have questions about the science and economics of cannabis to benefit from Niagara College’s expertise in this fast-growing field.”

The courses will be offered on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. on October 21, October 28, and November 4. Participants can register for individual sessions, or for all three, at a cost of $60 per session. Register online at

In early 2020, NC will offer a second Cannabis 101 series, an industry-focused professional seminar series for those in the cannabis growing industry or who are interested in getting involved.