“even the Ivy League is offering such an opportunity”
This is a very real and emerging field. As states decriminalize the drug, an industry is springing up.
The College Fix reports:
More schools offering marijuana studies degrees
More and more schools are developing and launching programs to study marijuana, a reflection of the psychoactive plant’s growing legal status across the country.
In recent years schools such as Northern Michigan University have offered students the chance to study the controversial plant in an academic setting. Now even the Ivy League is offering such an opportunity.
This fall, Cornell University “will offer the undergraduate course ‘Cannabis: Biology, Society and Industry,’ which will focus on exploring the history, culture, pharmacology, horticulture and legal challenges associated with cannabis,” Quartz reports. Next year the school will launch a master’s degree focusing on the study of marijuana.
Multiple other institutions have adopted similar programs:
In June, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy announced the launch of a master’s degree in medical cannabis science and therapeutics. The two-year program starts in late August, which also is when the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia will offer the first of four courses in a new MBA option for students interested in studying the cannabis industry. And in Canada, which last year became the second country in the world to legalize weed nationwide, McGill University plans to offer a graduate degree in cannabis production starting in 2020.
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