Major in Marijuana! This University Is Offering Cannabis Classes
Talk about higher education!
Hundreds of students at Northern Michigan University have enrolled in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry, according to the Associated Press.
But that’s dressing it up a bit.
To put it bluntly, they’re studying cannabis chemistry.
But the nearly 300 students won’t be growing marijuana, even though it was recently legalized for recreational use by Michigan voters.
Instead, they’ll be learning how to measure and extract medicinal compounds from similar plants and use that knowledge in the real world with a job in the growing marijuana field.
But not the actual field.
Think a job as an edible product developer, lab director or pharmaceutical researchers.
The careers in cannabis will have lots of grads seeing green.
The industry is expected to support 467,000 jobs by 2022, according to Arcview Market Research, which looks at cannabis trends.
A chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University tells the AP ,000 isn’t uncommon right out of school.
Like Michigan, a similar program is being launched at Minot State University in North Dakota this spring.
Even the Ohio State University, Harvard and Vanderbilt let students take classes on marijuana policy and law as they prep students for careers with cannabis.
Not a half-baked idea!
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