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What Students in Nutrition and Health Training Should Know About a Gluten-Free Diet

The term “gluten-free” has been a buzzword for some time now in association with food and dieting. Although this type of diet is typically meant for people who cannot eat gluten, such as those with gluten ataxia or celiac disease, it’s a diet that has been followed by numerous people without either of these conditions.  Some believe that gluten-free dieting provides significant health benefits even if they do not have a condition making it difficult to consume gluten. However, there is minimal scientific evidence to support these claims. As such, it’s important for a nutrition and health professional to understand.. READ MORE »

A Brief Guide to Cannabis Advertising Laws for those Taking Cannabis Retail Courses

Despite being fairly young, the Cannabis Industry is heavily regulated—with strict laws and guidelines influencing how these cannabis products are made, sold, and distributed. Cannabis promotion laws can be overwhelming, but it’s incredibly important to carefully inspect the points outlined in the Cannabis Act. In this context, “promote” is understood as the “means to make … a representation” of a thing or service with the intent of selling it—likely influencing beliefs and behaviours about this item.  With that in mind, we will explore some key cannabis advertising laws here, providing a brief overview of some principle recommendations and prohibitions.  Understanding.. READ MORE »

Industry Spotlight: Isaac Maurice, Eastern Canada Sales Representative at Green Planet

As the Canadian cannabis industry continues to grow, we’re spotlighting industry experts who are making it happen. First up: Isaac Maurice, Eastern Canada Sales Representative for Green Planet. Since starting his career at a local hydroponic shop, Isaac has been building his cannabis career on good relationships and great customer service. We caught up with him to learn more about his journey from plant enthusiast to cannabis sales professional.  How did you first get interested in the cannabis industry? Since I was young, I have always been interested in plants and how things grow. My grandfather and father always had.. READ MORE »

How Chocolate Fits Into Cannabis Industry Careers

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, many new career paths have opened up. With the right training, you can find a place in the cannabis industry as a quality assurance technician, a cultivation supervisor, or retail store manager, among many other options. There is also the world of edibles, including chocolate products. In Canada, edibles have been legal for sale since late 2019, and one of the first cannabis-infused chocolates made by a London producer has been approved. What does this mean for individuals entering the industry? Keep reading to learn more about the next steps in edible processing… READ MORE »

Food and Exercise During Pregnancy Explained for Students in Sport and Nutrition Training

If you enjoy working with people and have an interest in activities that promote health, a career in sport and nutrition may be right for you. Whether you want to work in fitness, become a health coach, or pursue opportunities in healthcare, it will be useful to have an understanding of the types of exercise and nutrition that support pregnancy. During pregnancy, parents will likely experience a range of emotions, and feel both excited and nervous throughout. As a sport and nutrition professional, you can help. What kinds of questions might come up and how should you answer them? Keep.. READ MORE »

Want to Open a Cannabis Store? Here Is How to Be a Great Manager

There are more regulations on cannabis retail than more traditional types of retail, but managers in this industry will still benefit from developing certain skills and paying attention to fundamental management principles. Along with understanding licensing application processes and requirements, managers will excel with knowledge of: Staff training and development Branding and marketing Inventory management Store design and layout How do you build the skills that contribute to managerial success? Keep reading to learn about a few techniques and strategies for successful retail management in the cannabis business. Open a Cannabis Store and Hire Staff When you open a cannabis.. READ MORE »

Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear AAPS, As a new immigrant to Canada it was very hard for me to understand that which career or course I should opt for. I was totally confused. Then while researching about the different courses in Canada, I found out about the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical (AAPS). I explore the courses and by doing more research I opted for the Cannabis Management, Quality & Laboratory course. However, Cannabis industry is the fastest growing industry. AAPS is the only one which provides the.. READ MORE »

GMP Consulting and Training for the Cannabis Industry

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Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear AAPS, I attended AAPS in October 2017 in QA/QC Pharmaceutical Sciences. I loved the program. It helped me to see how the Pharmaceutical industry works. I recently got hired at Taro Pharmaceuticals Canada. The skills I learned at AAPS are the skills I needed for my current position as a QC Prep Chemist. I’m very grateful to all the amazing staff at AAPS. Elizabeth Wademan Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control Graduate SEE MORE: Student Success Story!

Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear AAPS, AAPS has helped me realize my dream of working in the Medical Cannabis industry through their amazing teaching techniques and overall support. I wouldn’t be able to be where I am now without them! Christopher G Short Cannabis – Management, Quality and Laboratory Graduate SEE MORE: Student Success Story!

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