Majoring in marijuana: Colleges add cannabis studies to the curriculum

A growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum including schools in states where recreational marijuana remains illegal.  

Research shows there are high times ahead for all kinds of careers in cannabis, ranging from greenhouse and dispensary operators to edible product developers, marketing specialists, quality assurance lab directors and pharmaceutical researchers. 

Arcview Market Research, which focuses on cannabis industry trends, projects the industry will support 467,000 jobs by 2022.

And even in states where recreational marijuana remains illegal, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, some colleges have launched cannabis studies programs in anticipation of legalization or to prepare students for jobs in other states cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.    

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