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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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."

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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.

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A few of the courses...

Dankness 101
Safely Extracting Bomb Honey Wax
Intrastate Transportation Concerns and Solutions
Guarding the Vault
How to talk to your neighbors about the smell
Dealing with Trimmers, and other weed thieves

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-09 09:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

shoulda gone to Oaksterdam University, (since 2007)
en.m.wikipedia.org

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-09 10:54 PM | Reply

I could Clep my way to a Masters degree.

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-10-10 09:43 AM | Reply

Man, i wanna smoke some weed. I can't, but i want to. I live in Jeff Session's state, ya know, the idiot who says MJ is worse than heroin.

I may move back to michigan. I've lived there before (ann arbor) and i loved it.

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-10-10 09:58 AM | Reply

"Higher" education.... I had some dudes living across the hall in my dorm that probably could have gotten a PhD in weed back in the 80's.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-10 10:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nothing wrong with this. There's a lot more job opportunities than for majors in "feminist dance therapy" or "genderless studies" or "intersectional quantum physics."

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-10 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 Agreed. Pharmacology, botany, marketing and philosophy all rolled up into one.

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-10 11:01 AM | Reply

Botany is a respectable major. So is chemistry and biology. If the study of marijuana involves actual scientific immersion in these disciplines then I say go for it.

#8 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-10-10 01:14 PM | Reply

That'd be tough as a sophomore if he was in CA. Smoking age here is 21.

#9 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-10 01:27 PM | Reply

FTA: "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."

Smart kid. He saw a new market emerging and decided he wants to be a part of it.

Marijuana is a multi billion dollar crop, and is legally available in a handful of states. Next year it becomes legal in California, as well as Michigan apparently, and soon the rest of the nation.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-10 01:53 PM | Reply

I was working on getting that degree.

But, then I got high.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-11 11:09 AM | Reply

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