New Jersey College Teaming Up with Cannabis Experts to Improve Marijuana Classes

Earlier this year Stockton University in New Jersey made headlines for creating classes revolving around medical marijuana. And now the university is taking additional steps to ensure their program is as beneficial and education about the cannabis industry as possible.

Stockton University is teaming up with the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, the largest cannabis trade association in the state, to bolster the existing medical marijuana program. The association will help the university bring in guest speakers to educate the students on the reality of the industry, and will also help them find internships with marijuana companies.

“New Jersey is on the cusp of legalization, and as we get closer to that day, it is important that we prepare young people on how to be successful and involved in this rapidly evolving industry,” said Scott Rudder, president the CannaBusiness Association. “We are excited to be collaborating with Stockton and we look forward to bringing industry subject matter experts to the classroom. And I hope other colleges and universities will learn from this example.”

Stockton University became one of the first colleges in the nation to create a program devoted to cannabis. The University of Vermont and Northern Michigan University also have begun offering marijuana programs, and other colleges are offering classes that touch on cannabis either directly or indirectly.

We can't wait for the first story about a college student getting caught with marijuana in his dorm and claiming it's for homework comes out.

(h/t NJ.com)

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