The Economics Behind Cannabis

Course Curriculum

This stand-alone course is being offered for those who only wish to have The Economics content from the Business of Cannabis certification program. If you are seeking a business certification, you will still need to complete and pass the economics lessons in The Business of Cannabis certification program. There are no scheduled times. You may complete the modules on your own schedule, and you will have 180 days to complete the course.

About Our Self-Paced Electives

Self-Paced Programs are asynchronous, meaning you may log on and complete the courses anytime, anywhere that is convenient for you. You can access the course online as soon as you enroll.

Programs consist of reading materials developed by our expert faculty, accompanied by videos, texts, and recommended resources.

All self-paced programs include live links to a wealth of information that allow you to dig deeper into subjects of particular interest.

Each program also includes a Virtual Video and Resource Library with corresponding recorded lectures from our faculty.

Self-paced students receive access to virtual field trips, grow labs, the Oaksterdam Alumni Network, and more.

Completion of all requirements results in OU certification.

The Economics Behind Cannabis


This self-paced course defines economic principles as they pertain to cannabis markets, which are heavily influenced by laws and regulations. The course then discusses the economic benefits and financial barriers the cannabis industry experiences. Learn how to facilitate the discussion about the economics of regulating cannabis businesses. Macroeconomic aspects of past, current, and future cannabis laws, regulations and markets will also be reviewed. Students have 180 days to complete this course.


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