“It’s an industry that is developing and certainly there are a lot of possibilities and new jobs”
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It’s No Joke: Students Can Minor in Marijuana At Stockton University
Students at Stockton University will soon be able to minor in marijuana.
The south Jersey school rolls out its new “Cannabis Studies” minor program next week. While several schools around the state offer courses in cannabis as part of their science programs, Stockton may be the first higher education institution in the Garden State to launch a program designed to prepare students for the rapidly expanding weed industry in New Jersey — and across the nation.
“It’s an industry that is developing and certainly there are a lot of possibilities and new jobs,” said
Kathy Sedia, who is an associate professor of biology at Stockton and coordinator of the program. Stockton is nestled in the Pine Barrens just a short drive from the Jersey Shore.
“Oftentimes, colleges get criticized for not offering students real-life skills and that certainly is going to be a life skill regardless of whether New Jersey stops at medical or goes to the recreational side of it,” Sedia said.
The minor involves five classes, anchored by the History of Cannabis and Cannabis Law. Students will also take electives geared towards their particular interest in the marijuana industry, which Sedia says sits at the intersection of many fields, like business, law, and criminal justice.
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