Education and Training for Cannabis Industry Professionals

NCIA Education Committee on Design and Development of Educational Programs with Mila Marshall and Dale Sky Jones today on NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice only on Cannabis Radio. They discuss how the committee helps identify emerging topics in the cannabis space. They also discuss the challenges surrounding education in cannabis for those just entering the industry, as well as those who are long-term veterans of cannabis?

Mila Marshall is a doctoral candidate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. She currently is the Principal Owner of Herb & Planning Associates where her small firm focuses on the intersection between the environment and the economy. Mila serves as an adjunct instructor of cannabis for City Colleges of Chicago, creator and co-host of the podcast To Be Blunt with Mila and Boom, creator/Committee Chair of the BIPOC Banking and Cannabis Summit, and is a current Education Committee member for NCIA. Mila is coordinating the NCIA Educator’s Roundtable on April 28th on Zoom to bring together educators of all kinds to discuss needs and gaps in the educational space, as well as share resources and network with one another.


Dale Sky Jones began working with patients in 2007, joining OU’s education and cannabis policy reform as a Spokeswoman for the first legalization voter initiative. Dale became President & CEO of Oaksterdam University in April 2012 after a four-agency federal raid. Now, Oaksterdam is proud of more than 50,000 alumni from over 100 countries. OU offers Business, Horticulture, Budtending, Extractions, and Manufacturing Programs and is contracted by the Cities of Los Angeles and Palm Springs to provide technical assistance for professional and workforce development for the Social Equity Program. Dale continues to work towards federal de-scheduling and the legacy of quality education for the cannabis industry.