The cannabis industry is the fastest growing industry in the United States. Dispensaries are starting up in states where medical marijuana is now legal and investors are taking the industry’s potential seriously. In a November 2015 LA Times article, Troy Dayton of the ArcView Group, which has invested $57 million to date in cannabis businesses, expects industry revenue to leap from $2.7 billion in 2014 to perhaps $11 billion by 2019.
Ask any master marijuana grower to name keys to successfully growing cannabis and you’re likely to hear 1) be prepared when you start, and 2) never stop reading and learning, among others. Whether you’re a patient wanting to grow cannabis for medical reasons, a sprouting entrepreneur just starting out, or an experienced grower, Oaksterdam University’s renown Horticulture Program is the most advanced and comprehensive learning opportunity available.
Last year OU’s horticulture experts spoke to a sold-out crowd in Las Vegas and they’re heading back March 11-14 to share everything from seed to harvest that a new or experienced grower needs to know.
This year’s Las Vegas Horticulture Seminar will cover the following topics and more:
- Introduction to cannabis, legal implications and new political developments
- Introduction to vegetative growth including starting from cuttings
- Nutrients and pH; how to mix measure and adjust
- Flowering and plant propagation
- Grow room design
- Conditions for optimal plant growth
- Indoor horticulture safety and responsibility
- Introduction to grow equipment
- Electrical safety and lighting
- Pests and pathogens
- Organic methods
Sponsored by Green Therapeutics, a licensed cultivation and production MME located in North Las Vegas, this seminar will be taught by Oaksterdam University’s Joey Ereneta, Jeff Jones, Dale Sky Jones, Aseem Sappal, and Amanda Connor. Learning about cannabis horticulture dovetails well with OU’s Basic and Business Programs as it is important for aspiring budtenders, cannabis chefs, edibles manufacturers, and others to have a well-rounded education.
This seminar will also include a class project in which attendees will create their own personal grow room design! At the end of four days of intensive instruction—26 hours of grow training from OU’s expert growers—attendees have the option to become certified, which is an excellent credential to have in the expanding cannabis industry. Certification does require passing an exam.
Attendees have the option–this is not a requirement–to purchase OU’s Book Bundle, which includes Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Grower’s Handbook, Ed Rosenthal’s Beyond Buds, and 10 Rules for Dealing With Police DVD.
In addition, attendees receive discounted prices on hotel accommodations at The Plaza Hotel, where the seminar will be held.
Don’t Miss Out! Seats are filling quickly! Register Now to Attend the Oaksterdam University Las Vegas Horticulture Seminar March 11 to 14.