If you grow it, they will come.
According to the New York Post, that’s exactly the trend ‘weed schools’ around the country are starting to notice.
As the newspaper points out, this September, the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis in Massachusetts will start offering a 12-course program.
Those who complete the program, which costs $1,500, earn a cannibis industry certification.
And yes and like most colleges across the country, applicants must have either a high school degree or GED.
“There is a lot of untapped potential,” Cara Crabb-Burnham, a Northeastern administrator, told the New York Post. “There remains a need for workers in testing and extraction facilities to accommodate and satisfy the continuously growing consumer base.”
While schools like Northeastern are on the rise, dispensaries in states like Colorado and Massachusetts — which pays the state $500 for every employee it hires — aren’t so interested in ‘degrees’ as much as they are in candidates with proven industry knowledge.
“If I see someone who went to Oaksterdam University, it doesn’t really matter,” said a Colorado dispensary owner. “It’s more about finding the right people with the right qualities for a particular job within the industry.”