Stockton University in New Jersey Is Now Letting Students Minor in Marijuana

Stockton University in New Jersey Is Now Letting Students Minor in Marijuana

"This is a growing industry and we want to prepare our students from a variety of academic viewpoints," a biology professor at the school said.

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August 31, 2018

When the fall semester begins at Stockton University next week, a couple dozen students will settle into class to start studying for a minor in medical marijuana.

As the marijuana industry in the state continues to grow -- a medical marijuana expansion is underway and lawmakers are working for full legalization -- the south Jersey institution has launched a program to train students interested in working in that field. 

WNYC first reported the program.

"This is a growing industry and we want to prepare our students from a variety of academic viewpoints," Ekaterina Sedia, a biology professor and the program coordinator for cannabis studies, said in a statement.

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