For years, UFCW has been proud to help lead the development and stabilization of the emerging cannabis industry with innovative campaigns to represent thousands of cannabis workers across the United States.
From dispensaries, labs, delivery services, and kitchens, to manufacturing, processing, grow facilities and more, UFCW helps workers secure the great benefits of a union contract.
The median salary for cannabis workers is 10.7% higher than the median salary in the United States
Cannabis job growth is expected to average 21% year through 2022.
As part of UFCW’s commitment to build a successful industry with a thriving, diverse, and skilled workforce, UFCW members can now earn a free online Cannabis Business Fundamentals Certificate through our Free College Benefit Program.
This program is fully online and consists of the following topics:
- Introduction to Cannabis
- Cannabis Law and Policies
- Cannabis Symptom Management
- Cannabis Retail Customer Support
There are over 30 states that have legalized medical marijuana and, each year, more states are legalizing it for recreational use. As this industry continues to expand, UFCW – the Cannabis Workers’ Union – in partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) are here to kick off your career in this emerging sector!
There’s a growing need for skilled technicians and specialists who can enter this exciting field as:
- Dispensary staff
- Product managers
- Marketing/sales associates.
- And more!
This certificate is embedded in EGCC’s Business Management degree and will best position students for gainful employment in a dispensary and provide a jumping-off point into more advanced study in horticulture, pharmacology, and other advanced topics.
UFCW members and qualifying family members are eligible to enroll in the program.
To take advantage of this benefit, you will need to apply to Eastern Gateway Community College.
For more information or additional support, please call at 888-590-9009.