New Jersey is another state on the cusp of adult-use legalization. With Governor Phil Murphy pushing hard for recreational approval, one state college is offering relevant classes to its students. This past semester, Stockton College began offering its students the opportunity to minor in cannabis studies. The move is believed to be the first in New Jersey and one of just a handful in the country. As of early October 2018, 30 students had been enrolled in the program.
With job markets booming, it only makes sense for universities and colleges to offer cannabis education at their institutions. Not only will the courses provide the needed education to the future of the workforce, they also help boost the status of the university. Like in business, these first-to-market schools could prove themselves as the innovators among accredited universities. By offering an education on cannabis, the schools open themselves to more prospective applicants while the industry benefits from the slew of educated workers entering the market.