CannaBusiness Growth Technical Assistance

Program Summary

The Cannabis Business Office is excited to announce a new educational program that offers vertical specific content to social equity cannabis businesses at no cost. Developed in partnership with Vangst, the largest employment network in the cannabis industry, this new program offers over 40 modules on cultivation, transportation, manufacturing, retail, delivery, and hospitality operational best practices. The Cannabis Business Office is excited for this partnership to offer critical educational content developed by Vangst.

This Technical Assistance program is now open. Click here to learn how to gain access


Type: Technical assistance

For: Social Equity Licensed Cannabis Businesses

Cost: Free

Registration period: Open and accepted on a rolling basis

OEDIT division: Cannabis Business Office

Self-paced learning allows participants to interact and engage with content, including scenario-based learning, videos, text, exercises, and downloadable content. The coursework includes over 40 modules. Each module takes 5-20 minutes to complete. Progress is saved, so participants may complete the program at their pace and maintain their progress.

The educational coursework includes more than 40 modules covering a range of cannabis verticals. Not all modules will be relevant to every learner – participants may take the courses that seem most relevant to them. Module topics include:

  • Compliance 
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources & Hiring Best Practices
  • Manufacturing
  • Cultivation
  • Dispensary Retail
  • Delivery & Transport
  • Hospitality

The CannaBusiness Growth educational content is free of charge for social equity licensed cannabis businesses. To gain access, please reach out directly to emma.howard@state.co.us with your name, business name, and a copy of your social equity license (aka finding of suitability approval letter). For faster processing, please add “CannaBusiness Growth Access” to the subject line.

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