The region's gathering for cannabis education
Hosted by Northern Michigan University and located on the shores of Lake Superior in beautiful Marquette, Michigan, this event will showcase developing trends in cannabis education and scholarship, as well as insights from industry leaders and experts at the forefront of the sector’s evolving landscape. This innovative event aims to inspire progress in cannabis education and scholarship through open dialogue, exchange of information and ideas, and celebration of student and faculty success.
The date for the 2024 conference will be announced soon and will take place at NMU's Northern Center.
See what attendees had to say about past conferences: Testimonials
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“Surveying the Cannabis Landscape.” Media Meet with WNMU-TV PBS, WNMU TV PBS, 22 Apr. 2023.
“NMU’s Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference.” WNMU TV, What’s U.P., WNMU TV PBS, 13 Apr. 2023.
“Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference coming to NMU.” WLUC TV6, by Elizabeth Peterson, 18 Apr. 2023.
“Conference spotlights cannabis industry.” The Mining Journal, by Christie Mastric, 26 Apr. 2023.
What to expect
The conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Northern Center Ballrooms with coffee and refreshments. There will be speakers and panels throughout the day. Lunch is included.
Expect great content, giveaways, and to learn more about this growing business sector!
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The Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference was specifically developed to:
- Facilitate open dialogue and exchange of ideas;
- Highlight teaching and research related to cannabis;
- Showcase evolving trends in the cannabis industry, including product testing, genetic development, cultivation/agriculture, business and supply chain management, design, investment frameworks, and legal, regulatory, and public policy trends;
- Summarize the state of the industry, including educational needs of current and future employees; and
- Share findings and best practices in cannabis research, teaching, and learning.
Interested in supporting the conference?
Inquire about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Denise Elizondo by phone (906-227-2682) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Medicinal Plant Chemistry at Northern Michigan University
Increasing legitimacy and legality of medicinal plants nationwide has created great demand for qualified technical personnel and great opportunity for the skilled entrepreneur in the cannabis, herbal extract, and natural product industries. Medicinal Plant Chemistry at NMU was the first 4-year undergraduate degree program of its kind designed to prepare students for success in the emerging industries relating to medicinal plant production, analysis, and distribution.
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NMU is at the forefront of cannabis education programs
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