Online Cannabis Training Program Set in August

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Raritan Valley Community College, in partnership with Sarah Trent, CEO of Valley Wellness, is offering NJ Cannabis Certified, an online New Jersey Cannabis Dispensary Training course. Classes will be held Monday evenings, August 2-30, from 6-9 p.m., via Zoom. The program offers comprehensive education and training in multiple aspects of the emerging cannabis industry.

The course does not require completion of any prerequisites, and participants do not have to be enrolled at the College to take the class.

“As adult-use cannabis, not just medical cannabis, becomes legal in New Jersey, there is a growing need for a skilled workforce,” according to attorney Sarah Trent, who developed the program and leads the class. “We present the information needed to effectively work in the highly regulated medical cannabis industry, and specifically in a dispensary. The course covers the new state training requirements for Alternative Treatment Center workers and more. The topics are each covered by experts in their field,” Trent continued.

RVCC’s Workforce Training Center works with area industry to fill gaps in training for those businesses, such as medical cannabis dispensary applicant Valley Wellness, that are interested in hiring within the community. Valley Wellness is still waiting for acceptance of the dispensary permit from the New Jersey Department of Health.

Spaces are limited, and those interested in participating in the Medical Cannabis program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The course fee is $500. The program will accept tuition waivers for a limited number of veterans. To register, visit or contact Aubrey Flanagan at

Students must be at least 18 to register for the course; however, most employment in the industry requires individuals to be at least 21 years old and pass a background check.

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RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



July 22, 2021

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