Looking to make it in the legal marijuana business? Head to the University of Denver and check out “The Business of Marijuana,” a new class being offered by management and business professor Paul Seaborn. The class makes the University of Denver the only AACB accredited business school in the US to teach a course on the business of marijuana.
Seaborn originally pitched the class to the University last year, two years after recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado. According to an interview with Tucson, Arizona ABC affiliate KGUN9, Seaborn initially found that “There were some doubts. I think you know there are some skeptics within the school, skeptics in the community, people wondering what’s going on, why are we having a course on marijuana.”
The course is designed for high-level marijuana business, covering “everything from legal and political pitfalls, to running your own company … not just a pot shop, but a lighting store, equipment design, and everything touched by this growing industry.”
The class was a hit with students, who quickly filled up the class and its waitlist. For Seaborn, the class is only the beginning—the first of what he hopes will be many classes around the country taught on the subject.