Posts Tagged: cannabis course

An Intro to Grow Room Sanitation for Pros in Cannabis Careers

Sanitized cannabis grow rooms are an integral aspect of any successful cannabis operation. With clean grow rooms, the quality and quantity of cannabis yield can be maximized, and growers can experience the reward of making the most of their crop. What’s more, safety hazards, diseases and invasive pests can all be prevented.  As the industry expands and cannabis becomes more widely legalized, it’s becoming increasingly important for cultivators to define and adhere to good sanitation practices, while ensuring that their operation aligns with provincial and federal regulations. Within a grow room, a healthy environment for cultivation can be created by.. READ MORE »

Cannabis Careers Are in Demand! A Look at Growth in Canada’s Cannabis Industry

No longer a brand new market, the Cannabis industry in Canada is beginning to mature with each year and the need for cannabis in many forms continues to rise. While this growth can be contributed to increased demand, the need for excellence is equally as important. As new players enter the market, and as technology continues to advance, quality and creativity are skyrocketing in the Cannabis world. From teas and other drinks to gummies and pre-rolls, the strict regulations and compliance standards of the industry demand the highest quality products. The growth seen in the Canadian market has seen a.. READ MORE »

A Brief Guide to Edible Processing Techniques for Students in Cannabis Industry Courses

With the legalization of cannabis and cannabis edibles, the consumption of cannabis in the form of edibles has risen in popularity as an alternative to cannabis smoking. Today, cannabis edibles sold in dispensaries include a variety of food products that have been infused with cannabis extract. These products include beverages, candies, gummies, baked goods and more, all of which are processed for legal consumption.  If you’re pursuing a career in the cannabis industry, understanding the regulations, processing techniques and risks associated with the production and supplying of edibles will be important. While often marketed as an alternative to smoking cannabis.. READ MORE »

Quality Control in Cannabis Production: A Guide For Those Seeking Cannabis Careers

Much like other medicinal or recreational drugs on the market, cannabis needs to be tested for safety and quality standards before being sold to consumers. This is what is referred to as quality control. Cannabis production facilities need to verify that the end product is labelled with the correct potency and provides the intended effect to consumers before being distributed to retailers.  With consumer demand on the rise across Canada, the need for efficient and accurate quality control measures is more important than ever. Students in the cannabis program at AAPS will develop the knowledge to implement quality control practices.. READ MORE »

4 Interview Questions to Expect When Applying for Cannabis Careers

The job interview process can be nerve-wracking, but when you know what to expect, you’ll be able to speak about your experience and qualifications with confidence. If you’re pursuing a career in the cannabis industry, you’ll probably need to complete a job interview in order to find employment, whether you’re interested in becoming a Quality Assurance Associate, Processing Technician, Customer Service Representative, Sales Associate, Cultivation Technician or another role in the industry.  When applying for a cannabis career, not only are job interviews a great opportunity to showcase your skills but they’re also a chance for an employer to get.. READ MORE »

Top 3 Career Paths For Those With Cannabis Industry Training in 2021

The career potential in the cannabis industry has grown exponentially since legalization efforts. At each stage of cannabis production – from extraction and cultivation to packaging and sales – there is a need for skilled professionals to uphold the quality and safety of practices. Graduates of a cannabis course will be ready to take up positions in production facilities, testing laboratories, cannabis retail stores, and more. In addition, there are constant opportunities for job advancements after getting experience in the workplace. Having an understanding of the top career paths in the cannabis industry today is the best way to get.. READ MORE »

The Importance of ESG Explained for Those Pursuing Cannabis Careers

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) refer to the three pillars commonly used to determine the positive impact a company has on its community. Positive ESG performance has long been linked to economic growth. In recent years, however, the heightened focus on sustainability has been a driving force for business strategies in our changing world.  As a new industry, cannabis companies have an opportunity to initiate sustainable practices to meet growing ESG demands. By understanding ESG trends, a cannabis business can mitigate risks and develop compliant policies from the get-go. Not only will this meet consumer and regulatory demands, but it.. READ MORE »

Exploring the Impact of Ultrasonic Energy for Cannabis Quality Assurance

Quality departments within the cannabis market are responsible for conducting and monitoring activities that affect the quality, safety, or efficacy of cannabis products. Related to this area, ultrasonic energy has a number of uses in both cannabis testing and production labs. Ultrasonic energy has long been an excellent method of cleaning lab equipment and removing contaminants from virtually any product, but it can be used in several ways to ensure that a cannabis product is of the highest quality.  For that reason, many cannabis businesses today are turning to ultrasonic energy to extract and process their cannabis products. For those.. READ MORE »

The Cannabis 360 Conference: Key Industry Insights for Students in Cannabis Training

On September 9th, 2021, AAPS will host a panel of industry experts to offer some key insights on some of the biggest opportunities and challenges facing the cannabis industry today. Whether you’re considering a path in the industry or on your way to an established career, our panel of industry stakeholders will provide some practical takeaway for all attendees.  The Cannabis 360 Conference will span topics ranging from entering the overseas cannabis market to adapting your own cannabis retail business. Whatever your professional interests in the field, the virtual conference is a unique opportunity to learn from the experts about.. READ MORE »

Exploring the Impact of Cannabis Grow Lights for Students in Cannabis Training

Plants, including cannabis, are easily affected by environmental factors. These factors directly impact growth and the quality of cannabis products, making it important for cultivators to ensure that each plant receives the attention and care it requires. As you might expect, having the right light set-up is a key part of this process.  Grow lights make it possible for cultivators to grow their cannabis indoors, which can be particularly useful when there’s a lack of outdoor space. As a photoperiodic plant, cannabis needs to be exposed to both light and darkness for a set amount of time (depending on the.. READ MORE »