Ohio ‘cannabis school’ becomes first in the country to gain accreditation

Jack McLaughlin

An Ohio cannabis school recently became the first-ever business of its kind to receive accreditation by the Middle States Association-CESS (MSA-CESS), according to a High Times report.

Earlier this month, the Cleveland School of Cannabis (CSC) announced it had become the country’s first to receive MSA-CESS accreditation. The MSA-CESS is a non-profit that has evaluated public and private educational institutions for accreditation for more than 125 years.

The school teaches live, instructor-led courses on everything from cannabis cultivation and industrial hemp to dispensary operation.

High Times reported the formal accreditation came in December of last year.

 “The accreditation of CSC by Middle States Association-CESS marks a significant step forward for the cannabis industry, driven by a broader acceptance of cannabis and its related fields within the formal education system,” a CSC press release reads. “With over 1,100 graduates, CSC has already made substantial contributions to the workforce and knowledge base of the cannabis industry. This formal recognition could pave the way for further advancements in cannabis research, education, and professional development, bridging the gap between the burgeoning cannabis market and academic legitimacy.” 

lThe Cleveland School of Cannabis is located at 6599 Granger Rd. in Independence, Ohio. The School also has a Columbus campus, which is located at 3700 Corporate Dr., STE 125.

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