Schools Pop Up to Train Budding Marijuana Farmers

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that several schools are listing courses designed to teach youngsters how to farm, sell, and invest in marijuana.
Bloomberg Businessweek reports that several schools are listing courses designed to teach youngsters how to farm, sell, and invest in marijuana.
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The debate over marijuana has swept across state legislatures, wedding ceremonies, and even the pages of The New York Times, which endorsed legalization over the weekend.

One after another, they have embraced the controversial plant. So it only seems fitting that a new strain of business schools would pop up too.

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on some of the pot business schools, which generally last only a few days, that have popped up in order to teach budding entrepreneurs how to farm, sell, and invest in marijuana.

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As more states begin to legalize the crop, the industry surrounding cannabis use has started to grow. These classes present the opportunity to ride the wave and harness potential profits.

None of the schools that Businessweek profiled were accredited institutions and most are for-profit (state schools are still a long way off from imparting weed-growing techniques to the general populace). The courses also come at a price—generally somewhere between $200 and $500.

Read the full story here.