Northern New Mexico College Announces Cannabis Enterprise Courses


Northern New Mexico College’s Cannabis Enterprises I & II curriculum was designed with the emerging cannabis entrepreneur in mind. Currently, it is the only course of its kind offered at a higher education institution in New Mexico.

Both courses together, encompass eight modules and 80 contact hours. Cannabis Enterprises prepares students to become informed and ethical managers, business owners, investors, and advocates in the legal cannabis industry. 

Topics include: History of Hemp/Cannabis and the American Legal & Political System; Economics of Cannabis; Cannabis Products and Methods of Use; Cannabis as a Business Enterprise; Emerging Hemp/Cannabis Markets; Understanding and Navigating the New Mexico Cannabis Regulation Act (CRA), and Managing and Operating a NMCRA compliant Cannabis Enterprise. 

“We developed the curriculum because we saw an emerging and persistent interest in entrepreneurial participation in this highly regulated, and novel enterprise,” said Associate Professor Mateo Frazier, who led the curriculum design and oversees the program. “There are so many people that want to enter the industry, and they have valuable practical skill sets that they’ve acquired over the years but, they often lack the experience and knowledge to surmount the planning and regulatory obstacles.” 

Northern’s Cannabis Enterprise curriculum aims to fill those gaps and give students the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in this emerging marketplace. 

Enrollment is open now for both courses which will be offered 100% online this Spring Semester which begins January 18th, 2022. Learn more about the program here. Or contact Mateo Frazier at for more information.

About Northern:

Northern New Mexico College has fulfilled the educational needs of the region for over a century. Originating in 1909 as the Spanish American Normal School in El Rito, Northern now offers more than 50 bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs in a wide variety of fields, including recently introduced programs in technical trades. Popular programs include nursing and health sciences, business, liberal arts, education, and STEM programs. Graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees at colleges such as Johns Hopkins University and Purdue University, and employment at NASA and Los Alamos National Labs.  

Northern is an open-admissions college offering the most affordable bachelor’s degrees in the state, and is competitively priced for all other programs. Northern is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has earned prestigious national accreditations for its engineering, nursing, education, and business programs. To learn more, visit