The cannabis cause is gaining in credibility. More researches are being made. Its federal legalization is being discussed and it created thousands of jobs last year. Cannabis connoisseur will finally be able to share their thoughts and learn more about their favorite plant in an actual school setting. Universities are slowly introducing new programs including courses focused on the different aspects of the cannabis plant. Courses on horticulture, chemistry or even history, are already offered in some universities in the US.
A four-year degree in cannabis science is offered more specifically in two universities:the Northern Marketing Michigan University in Marquette and the Minot State University, in Minot North Dakota. The chemistry degrees involving cannabis knowledge, they are offering, are attracting a very mixed crowd from growers to chemists.
The program offered at Michigan University is showing students how to grow the plant and formulate medicine. Further in the program, the scholars have to choose a specialization, "Entrepreneurial" where they get access to business and accounting classes or "Bio-analytic" where they explore more profoundly chemistry and biology. The new bachelor's degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry, in Michigan, started with 20 students in 2017 and was welcoming 400 students last fall in September 2019.
Minot State University in North Dakota, on the other hand, offers coursework in chemistry, physics, calculus, and biology on top of its 600 hours in the lab. Their program is more focused on the extraction of compounds from plants. To give access to more jobs afterward the students are working with hops additionally to cannabis.
These last programs are both opening the doors for jobs like forensic chemist, extraction technician, grower, or research scientist.
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is also offering a medicinal cannabis-focused program since august 2019. This master's degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics is a two- year program and costs around $25,000. It doesn't require an undergraduate science degree and is a blend of online learning and face to face experiences. This program is perfect for you if you want to be a dispensary pharmacist, a drug-policy maker or a medical cannabis researcher.
Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey is also taking part in the action by offering a minor in Cannabis Studies. The program includes an Introduction to Medical Marijuana, courses on Cannabis Law and an Internship Preparation. Other Elective courses are available to the students such as holistic health, economic botany, and social justice. With this diploma, the graduates get access to an array of fields to work in like cultivation, retail or communication.
Another Minor in Cannabis studies is open to all students in SUNY Morrisville college. This institution presents a 15-hour Cannabis Industry minor. The program permits scholars to learn how to grow hemp crops, as they focus on other specifics subjects like botany, production, and processing, evaluation or marketing. To make it more complete, this course is also enriched with other portions of the college's agricultural science, horticulture, and business programs.
One last Minor in Cannabis studies offering 22 credits is also a newly added program at the Colorado State University-Pueblo. This program focuses more on offering jobs in social work and public health. Therefore, the courses are themed along the line of cannabis and its social, legal, historical, political and health-related impact on society. Courses offered consist of Public Policy, Abnormal Psychology, Criminal Law, and Chemistry.
The Cannabis knowledge is also being passed on at Vanderbilt Law School. A new course worth 3 credit called Marijuana Law and Policy is now offered to the students. The course explains the specifics of regulations and laws surrounding the Marijuana plant.
Finally, as cannabis expands its reach of legalization in the states, it also caused much ink to flow. Thus, the both University of Denver and the University of Connecticut introduced cannabis journalism classes.