Times have changed. Stockton University will host a free online webinar at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 10 titled “Destination Cannabis: Evolving Cannabis Hospitality & Tourism for a Mainstream Audience.” The discussion will revolve around legal recreational cannabis use, its impact on resort destinations and opportunities for New Jersey hospitality and tourism businesses and beyond.
The report, which also focused on education, health care and public safety, found that in 2018, Black students were suspended twice as often as other groups, with the number of suspensions increasing the following year. The researchers say more studies need to be done to determine any links between legalization of marijuana and such disparities.
One of the study’s key findings includes the breakdown of consumption by sex and age. The overall percentage of men (45.2 percent in New Jersey) and women (35.8 percent in New Jersey, and 39.6 percent in the US) who consume cannabis is slightly lower than the national average (48.6 percent and 39.6 percent respectively), according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archives 2021. Between 2016-2019, data also reflects that the male/female breakdown was divided by 49.3 percent and 50.7 percent.
A new Cannabis & Hemp Research Institute at Stockton University (CHRIS) will provide education, research and resources for the local and national market.
The new institute builds on the Cannabis Studies academic programs at Stockton to develop research focusing on hemp cultivation practices, non-medical cannabis research, lab testing and the creation of hemp and cannabis educational materials
Adding to the growing list of college courses nationwide in cannabis studies, Atlantic Cape Community College this fall debuted a continuing education program to give residents an industry overview.
Thirteen people signed up this year for the noncredit, six-week online course called “Cannabis 101: Essential Knowledge for a Growing Industry," which began last month.
New Jersey CannaBusiness Association Executive Director Tara Sargente is launching a Cannabis 101 course at Atlantic Cape Community College as part of a collaborative agreement announced by both parties earlier this year.
The six week online course, which starts Oct. 11, will begin with the foundations of cannabis history and basic plant knowledge. Sargente, owner of legal edibles company Blazin’ Bakery, will discuss what’s going on with cannabis legalization, explore the supply chain’s see-to-sale process, and discuss the business challenges unique to the cannabis industry.
There are photos of marijuana leaves all over the campus of Stockton University and it’s the leaders of the school that have put them there. In addition to the creation of a cannabis studies minor program last fall, the school is now hosting its first Cannabis Fair and Business Expo.
A new study on marijuana usage in New York City found that over 1.3 million New Yorkers reported using cannabis in the past year and many of them are residents younger than 34 years old.
The report, released Tuesday by the city's heath department, is the first comprehensive study of the federally illegal drug and it could help pave the way for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. Between 2015-2016, 19% of male and 13% of female New York City residents reported using cannabis at least once, according to the study.
Medical cannabis has gained highlight, even in the academic ground. The University of Maryland is going to be the first US university to be offering a graduate program in medical cannabis.
The program will be offering the students an in-depth insight into the medical management of cannabis patients. Moreover, there will be an extensive study for continuing research in the field.
This will be giving a new way to transform policies regarding medical cannabis. The program will be for two years for the students of the university.
With campus police officers strolling by and school administrators within earshot, students openly discussed marijuana Friday.
What would have once been risky behavior is now a networking opportunity. At a cannabis industry fair at Stockton University, students mingled with employers and vendors. Those interested in the subject range from business students to environmental studies students, said Ekaterina Sedia, coordinator for the school’s Cannabis Studies program.