Higher education is taking on a new meaning in New York after the state legalized the recreational use of marijuana.
Colleges and universities are adding new courses about cannabis to the syllabus to prepare students for jobs in the budding industry. And they’re not just offering tokin’ lessons on the history of weed, either.
Online Excelsior College is marketing new master’s degree courses in marijuana leading to a graduate certificate in “Cannabis Control,” as well as expanding undergraduate classes.
“We’re in the space to educate people about the cannabis industry. Cannabis will be a multi-billion industry in New York by 2025,” Scott Dolan, the dean of Excelsior College’s graduate program, told The Post.
Marijuana is expected to be sold in local stores and...
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