With cannabis legalization spreading rapidly both within the US and abroad, job-seekers have been increasingly interested in academic programs geared toward landing a job in the emerging cannabis industry.
It’s sensible enough. More than half of all US states in have legalized medicinal cannabis, and eight and Washington, DC, have legalized adult use. As we reported earlier this year, those legal cannabis markets support nearly 150,000 full-time jobs as of 2017. The green rush is real.
But getting into the industry doesn’t mean you have to shell out big bucks at an Ivy League school like Harvard, which recently announced a class for master’s-degree students. There are plenty of other choices at schools across the country that offer programs designed to help prepare students for jobs in legal cannabis.
In June 2016, Colorado State University in Pueblo announced it would establishing an Institute of Cannabis