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Cannabis 101   

The cannabis industry is growing and includes medicinal and recreational use, distribution, cultivation, and a variety of related issues and business opportunities. The Cannabis 101 course provides an overview of the industry and is a wonderful introduction for both consumers and potential employees. Join Emmett Nelson, MBA  and Manager of Education at Cresco Labs in Chicago, and learn more about the history of cannabis use, basic plant science, various products, and employment possibilities.

Emmett Nelson currently works as the Manager of Education for the Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) team at Cresco Labs. In 2018, Emmett joined Cresco Labs and established a first-of-its kind facility, The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Education Center (PAMMEC) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has held various positions in the cannabis industry since 2013. In 2015 Emmett became the State Director for DOPE Magazine as they expanded from the Pacific Northwest into the Colorado market. Leading operations, sales, content production and distribution, Emmett was awarded the “Publication of the Year” in 2015 by the Cannabis Business Awards. Additionally, Emmett has written extensively on the cannabis industry covering public heath, business, sports, history, and culture.


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