Before millennials took control of this world, if you wanted to major in marijuana, you had to hit the streets. Now, millennials have taken the hard knock life and thrown them into college classrooms. Disgusting.
Colleges are now adding cannabis to their curriculum. Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana.
“My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. “I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It’s hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.’”
As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.
It does make sense that colleges are embracing the business of marijuana. Honestly, it’s enlightening that there are universities out there on top of the ball. Colleges across America are kind of like your Grandparents on Facebook. They find a 3-year-old meme funny as if it just came out.
I’m not a big weed smoker, but I don’t know how I’d feel buying my weed from a nerd. I want my drug dealer making fun of kids taking Organic Chemistry, not taking it.
The expected boom in cannabis-related jobs has colleges responding with a range of offerings. Colorado State University offers a cannabis studies minor focusing on social, legal, political and health impacts. Ohio State University, Harvard, the University of Denver and Vanderbilt offer classes on marijuana policy and law.
“I go to Harvard”