New Jersey College Offers Marijuana Minor Ahead of State Legalization

As marijuana becomes legal in more and more states, college and universities across America are figuring out ways to help prepare people for the blossoming cannabis industry. And now one school in New Jersey will finally let you study weed.

Stockton College in New Jersey recently launched a new cannabis studies minor. It is the first program of its kind in New Jersey, and one of the few colleges in the United States offering actual studies on marijuana. The program is a mix of learning the science behind growing and cultivating marijuana as well as examining the changing legal landscape of the drug. Around 30 students are currently enrolled in the minor.

It's no surprise that New Jersey would be one of the first states to jump on this trend. Last year the state elected Democrat Phil Murphy, a pro-marijuana legalization candidate, as governor, and multiple state legislators say that a vote on recreational cannabis is coming in the very near future.

The university hopes the new minor will help prepare students to enter the cannabis industry which will hopefully become legal in the state in the near future.

Some people are arguing that the minor will encourage students to use marijuana. But if it's an industry that's going to be create a lot of jobs in the near future, why wouldn't you want people prepared to get those positions?

(h/t WHYY)

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