You Can Make $70k Straight out of College with a Degree in Cannabis: Enrollment Numbers Doubling

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Today you can get a college degree in just about anything. Now one school, Northern Michigan University, has successfully recruited a ton of new students by offering a degree that should be of interest to any person, anywhere that cannabis is banned: a degree in medicinal plant chemistry, and in cannabis.

Not only that but they claim it can pay the bills and provide people with skills that could get them a job (or hopefully the skills to create their own business).

“All of our graduates are going to be qualified to be analysts in a lab setting,” said the person who started the program, associate professor of analytical chemistry Brandon Canfield.

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“That could lead to a position that pays $70,000 right out of school,” he continued. One condition is that the students definitely have to graduate to reap these benefits.

Keep in mind that at the same time, this degree is no walk in the park. Encompassing more than plant growth and horticulture, the degree is said to involve learning information about a range of things, including chemistry, biology, financial planning, and marketing.

While other certifications, classes and programs offered by colleges, schools, and universities do have to do with cannabis (unfortunately often not in favor of cannabis, about marijuana “law or policy,”), this is the first four year degree really dedicated to the science and business behind cannabis in today’s climate where prohibition is coming to an end.

You can now get a degree in marijuana.

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Today you can get a college degree in just about anything. Now one school, Northern Michigan University, has successfully recruited a ton of new students by offering a degree that should be of interest to any person, anywhere that cannabis is banned: a degree in medicinal plant chemistry, and in cannabis.

Not only that but they claim it can pay the bills and provide people with skills that could get them a job (or hopefully the skills to create their own business).

“All of our graduates are going to be qualified to be analysts in a lab setting,” said the person who started the program, associate professor of analytical chemistry Brandon Canfield.

(Image credit: darkheartnursery)

“That could lead to a position that pays $70,000 right out of school,” he continued. One condition is that the students definitely have to graduate to reap these benefits.

Keep in mind that at the same time, this degree is no walk in the park. Encompassing more than plant growth and horticulture, the degree is said to involve learning information about a range of things, including chemistry, biology, financial planning, and marketing.

While other certifications, classes and programs offered by colleges, schools, and universities do have to do with cannabis (unfortunately often not in favor of cannabis, about marijuana “law or policy,”), this is the first four year degree really dedicated to the science and business behind cannabis in today’s climate where prohibition is coming to an end.

According to Canfield, his inspiration for starting this program came when he got the info necessary to identify a distinct need, a supply and demand type of thing, for analytical chemists after attending the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in 2017.

If any person can identify a demand, and supply it, they can make a living: it’s extremely important to understand that principle when trying to make a living.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response from growing operations, dispensaries and other businesses who want to take on our students as interns,” Canfield continued.

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This was all reported last year, but very recently a local Michigan news outlet reported that enrollment numbers more than doubled for the plant chemistry major. According to TV6:

“When a school is offering a major in Medicinal Plant Chemistry, it may be easy to assume the program focuses solely on the study of medicinal marijuana. Northern Michigan University says the study is much more than that.”

“The university says their program is growing so quickly they have had to bring in new faculty members to accommodate growth.”

“NMU says roughly 40 students were enrolled in the program in the Fall 2017 semester. For the 2018-2019 academic school year that number is closer to 230, an increase of roughly 180 students.”

Cannabis is certainly more acceptable in Michigan than many places, and that acceptance is spreading all throughout the United States. In places where a culture of prohibition has been strangling the rights of people to choose their own medicine for decades, now people are opening their eyes to the nature of cannabis, and hemp.

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