Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ Program: Your Potential in the Thriving Cannabis Industry
The cannabis industry is experiencing an unprecedented green wave of legalization across the United States, fueled by expanded research on the wellness benefits of CBD and other cannabinoid derivatives. By 2025 the legal marijuana industry is expected to support 1.5 million to 1.75 million jobs with an astounding amount of new jobs.
These jobs require individuals to have a comprehensive understanding of cannabis and hemp production, as well as retailing. The demand is particularly high for professionals well-versed in cannabis retailing (budtenders), cannabis and hemp processing, formulating, and cannabis and hemp horticulture. If you want to explore exciting career opportunities in this burgeoning field, the Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ micro-credential program is your gateway to success.
Learning Outcomes: Building a Strong Foundation
The Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ program empowers you with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the cannabis and hemp industry. Earners of this self-paced micro-credential will achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Compare an integrative and complementary view on the use of cannabis and hemp for health.
- Understand the importance of whole cannabis medicine and the effects of the entourage effect.
- Articulate the essential components of cannabis and hemp, including major cannabinoids, minor cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other constituents.
- Contrast the practical therapeutic uses of type 1, 11, and 111 chemovars of cannabis/hemp.
- Summarize the safe use of cannabis and hemp medicine, including the cautions and concerns.
The program provides a comprehensive understanding of the diverse aspects of cannabis and hemp, equipping you with the knowledge to excel in various roles within the industry.
Professional Development for Industry Enthusiasts
This micro-credential is approved for continuing education credit for Oregon-licensed Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners. This micro-credential awards 6 hours of CE credit, 2 in Pharmacy and 4 in General CE; other states may approve for continuing education under reciprocity.
Note, the Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ program is designed for professional development and does not award academic credit. ACHS non-credit micro-credentials are not accredited by DEAC. However, completing this program will enhance your knowledge and skills, and help you differentiate yourself in the competitive cannabis and hemp industry.
Unlocking Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry
By earning the ACHS Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ micro-credential, you open doors to a world of emerging research and opportunities within the thriving cannabis and hemp industry. As the wave of legalization sweeps the nation, it brings with it an array of possibilities for professionals like you to make a meaningful contribution. Whether you are interested in research, retail operations, or production, this program equips you with the essential knowledge of cannabis and hemp, including the various cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other constituents that shape these plants' unique properties.
With the Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ program, you gain a strong foundation in the current and future jobs in the cannabis and hemp industry. Stay ahead of the curve and embark on a fulfilling career path by enrolling in this micro-credential program today.
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1 Herrington, A. J. (2022, October 12). New Cannabis Jobs Report reveals marijuana industry’s Explosive Employment Growth. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajherrington/2022/02/23/new-cannabis-jobs-report-reveals-marijuana-industrys-explosive-employment-growth/?sh=3df472fc23f2