What to Expect
Depending on the institution, cannabis may be offered as a major, minor, certificate program or a class.
Minot State University and Northern Michigan University are two schools providing degrees in medicinal plant chemistry. However, most university offerings tend to be minors and classes at this time.
One such school to provide cannabis studies as a minor is Stockton University in Southern New Jersey. The program consists of five courses, which cover various subjects, including law, internship preparation, as well as cannabis research and small business operations.
Rob Mejia, a long-time cannabis industry educator and advocate, will begin his second year as an adjunct professor at Stockton this fall.
The adjunct professor noted how the a medical cannabis minor stands out compared to most others at this time.
“Other schools really focus on either a science stream, or they’ll go a cultivation route,” he said.
Mejia said an internship and an optional class allowed students for a truly hands-on cannabis experience as well.