Study marijuana, get credit

How do you break the news to your parents that you have found a new academic interest and want to get a minor in marijuana?

You could tell them that you’re already spending time studying marijuana — and you might as well get college credit for it. 

Believe it or not, Stockton University in Galloway has launched a minor in cannabis studies, thought to be the first in New Jersey and one of the few such programs in the nation. So far, about 30 students are taking classes that make up the minor requirement, according to faculty coordinator Ekaterina Sedia.

Students completing the minor could have an advantage in entering a fast-growing industry.

New Jersey is one of 31 states that offer medical marijuana, and the Legislature will likely vote soon on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana.

Scott Rudder, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, said legalization

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