Los Angeles based marijuana school in town teaching some local residents

A Los Angeles based career institute makes its way to Austin this weekend.

A Los Angeles based career institute makes its way to Austin. More than a dozen people signed up for the seminar, many entrepreneurs, looking to learn about the possibility of capitalizing off of cannabis.

The Cannabis Career Institute has representatives that travel all over the United States. They were at The Hampton Inn & Suites in Austin this weekend for a class to help people with possibly finding their next career in the medical marijuana field. “We're helping people find their next career in the cannabis industry,” said director Jeff Riedel. “A lot of people who don't understand the industry may think that it's growers or sellers. There are so many other options that you can do,”

The seminar covers anything from dispensaries, growing, delivering, to just running a professional business, “Giving them a very good explanation, and a very good overview of what the industry can be and what the industry can be for them. We teach all over the country. Every state is a little bit different so we have help (to) explain what you can do locally,” Riedel said.

With more and more states answering the call to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, Riedel said this is the time for entrepreneurs. “It's going to be just like anything else, the sooner you get into it, the better position you will be as laws change and opportunities arise.”

Last year Governor Greg Abbott signed into law the Texas Compassionate Use Act. It's intended to allow some qualifying patients to be able to have access to low THC cannabis. Right now, the only people that qualify are ones living with incurable epilepsy. “The big thing, especially here in Texas right now is the epilepsy with children. For some reason cannabis and only cannabis helps these kids live a normal life. Medical marijuana is not an excuse for stoners to get high. It helps people, just open your eyes, and listen to people,” Riedel said.

In Colorado where recreational marijuana use is legal, Riedel said last year the state made more on taxing cannabis than on alcohol and tobacco combined.

For more information, you can click here https://cannabiscareerinstitute.com/

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