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

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 04 2019.
Monday, October 21, 2019 -
19:00 to 21:00

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.

Part-Time Studies, formerly Continuing Education at Niagara College, offers a variety of part-time study options for professional and personal growth in a wide range of study areas. Hundreds of courses are available online and on-campus to fit today’s busy lifestyles, taught by instructors from business and industry with up-to-date, on the ground experience and a love for teaching.

Niagara College offers more than 130 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, spirits, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit

Cannabis 101 flyer: Cannabis 101 is being offered at Niagara College this Fall 2019 Term and is open to anyone interested in learning about the cannabis industry from NC experts. Registration is now open.