March 5, 2019
Pictured at State University of New York
This gives liberals that would otherwise choose art, philosophy, or gender studies an option that could actually make them some money.
Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana.
“My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. “I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It’s hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.’”
As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.
Research shows there are high times ahead for all kinds of careers in cannabis , ranging from greenhouse and dispensary operators to edible product developers, marketing specialists, quality assurance lab directors and pharmaceutical researchers. Arcview Market Research, which focuses on cannabis industry trends, projects the industry will support 467,000 jobs by 2022.
And even in states where recreational marijuana remains illegal, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, some colleges have launched cannabis studies programs in anticipation of legalization or to prepare students for jobs in other states.
“We’re providing a fast track to get into the industry,” said Brandon Canfield, a chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Two years ago, he proposed a new major in medicinal plant chemistry after attending a conference where cannabis industry representatives spoke of an urgent need for analytical chemists for product quality assessment and assurance.
The four-year degree, which is the closest thing to a marijuana major at an accredited U.S. university, has drawn nearly 300 students from 48 states, Canfield said. Students won’t be growing marijuana, which was recently legalized by Michigan voters for recreational use. But Canfield said students will learn to measure and extract medicinal compounds from plants such as St. John’s Wort and ginseng and transfer that knowledge to marijuana.
A similar program is being launched at Minot State University in North Dakota this spring. The college said students will learn lab skills applicable to medical marijuana, hops, botanical supplements and food science industries.
Great news, goy. You really should give this magic herb that makes you passive, slow, and feel like nothing is really a big deal a try. It will make our job easier.
Yes, it’s true that university student’s grades plunge when cannabis is legalized, that legal marijuana drives up fatal car accidents, that states where marijuana is legal have more car crashes, and that marijuana generates addiction as it inflicts permanent damage to the brain’s reward center.
Pretty much everything else bad that’s said about marijuana is also true.
But don’t mind that, man. Don’t you want to like relax for a bit and just chill for a while? Just chill, man.
You’re too stressed out about the Jews literally being out to get you and stuff man. Yeah, they turned your women against you, they brainwashed your people, and they’re flooding your country with orcs from Mordor.
That’s true, and it’s stressing you a lot, so why don’t you just smoke a bit? Live life, man.
Nothing will really make you angry if you smoke. You’ll feel so much better. It will take a weight off of your shoulders, and you’ll finally relax.
Sure, nothing will really change. The Jews will still be out to get you, your women will still prefer to be fucked by niggers, boomers will still be supporting Israel, and your country will still be full of browns and blacks. But you won’t care.
Isn’t that better?
Just smoke yourself to death goy so we can get this over with quicker, you evil nazi.