Canada's introduced the most dope course ever: how to grow and sell weed

August 20, 2015
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When we think of uni life, we tend to think less of actual academia and more of getting drunk and high off our absolute rocker. And in a strange twist of events, a Canadian university is merging the two together for all “budding” entrepreneurs out there: they’re legitimately offering a course teaching students how to grow and sell weed.

The 14-week course’ll set students back a cool $3,000, but Vancouver's Kwantlen Polytechnic University is offering "Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada" to give students a proper education in everything from effective cultivation of marijuana, to navigating the difficult laws surrounding the drug.

Surprisingly enough, Canada isn't the only nation in talks about seeding marijuana education throughout the university system. In July, the US state of Massachusetts set up an entire school. The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis is opening its doors in the next few weeks, and is seeking students aching to enrol in subjects like Medical Marijuana 101 and Industrial Hemp.

If there's one thing we can learn from this, it's that the previously mutually exclusive sentiments of "don't do drugs" and "stay in school" are over, because much like that girl suggested in the classic Old El Paso ads: we can have both.

Jackson Langford

Jackson is studying a Bachelor of Communication degree at the University of Newcastle and is the rightful heir to the throne.

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