Higher Learning

Dude, Let's Go to Pot School

Welcome to Med Grow Cannabis College, a new institution of higher learning where, for $485, you can receive a six-week education on medical marijuana—a curriculum combining law, horticulture, and history. “This state needs jobs, and we think medical marijuana can stimulate the state economy with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars,” said the school's 24-year-old founder. According to The New York Times, the Michigan program is emblematic of what's happening throughout the country as legalized medical marijuana expands. Botanists talk about recipes and growing patterns, and one class attendee told her co-workers, “‘I’m going to grow medical marijuana. I’m a gardener, I’ve always dreamed of having a greenhouse, I think it would be great.’ And then I suddenly thought, ‘Hey, I really am going to grow medical marijuana.’”