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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Marijuana degree: Study up for bachelor of science degree

LANSING, Mich. — Alex Roth has gotten into the habit of pulling out his cellphone and showing skeptical friends a screen shot of the classes he’ll have to take to get his bachelor of science degree from Northern Michigan University.

“When they hear what my major is, there are a lot of people who say, 'Wow, cool dude. You’re going to get a degree growing marijuana,’ ” said the 19-year-old sophomore at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. “But it’s not an easy degree at all.”

His four-year medicinal plant chemistry degree — geared toward the burgeoning marijuana business that is about to explode in Michigan next year — includes classes such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, soils, biology, gas and liquid chromatography, biostatistics, genetics, accounting, financial management and perspectives on society.

Other colleges and universities — such as Harvard, University of Denver, Vanderbilt University and Ohio State University — offer a variety of classes on marijuana policy and law.



Anonymous said...

My kid would be paying for their own education if they signed up for that degree. That's like getting a degree in "Mixology". That's right, there are degrees in bar tending, but most students only minor in that one. Let's see...major in medical plant chemistry, with a minor in Mixology. By the time they graduate, they won't even know where they've been for the last four years.

Anonymous said...

No really true. I know several young business people in CO that are millionaires before turning 30 as a result of weed. LEGALLY!

Anonymous said...

It's a degree that supports a multi-billion dollar emerging industry, whether you like the industry or not.

Anonymous said...

Long term win/win!

Anonymous said...

Until the feds legalize it they have given the people nothing. You can still eat your opiate based pills all you want. Those companies have paid their dues to the proper handlers.