The state’s higher education system has launched curricula focusing on the cannabis market
A few weeks after the expected legalization of marijuana in New York State, many colleges and universities in the state now plan to introduce a curriculum that includes education about the plant as such. As is well known, adults over the age of 21 are now allowed to possess and consume marijuana if they wish, since a few weeks ago the law was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. In the midst of all this situation, the interest in having a better education about marijuana has increased, and it seems that the state’s educational centers want to embrace this topic.
The State University of New York System (SUNY) is embracing cannabis and is beginning to teach courses that help students to understand everything they need to know about the plant. It seems that higher education is taking on a new meaning in New York, and this could also bring many benefits to the industry, as many entrepreneurs could start to come to the fore.
Education institutes everywhere are reportedly developing new cannabis curricula. This way, many students will be able to have a better understanding of the industry, especially when it comes to a state whose market has the potential to explode in the coming years. The Empire State is now the second most populous state to have legalized cannabis after California and it is only a matter of time before both markets are at a similar level.
Currently, ten different campuses of SUNY have marijuana and hemp-related courses; however, if all goes well, that number may continue to rise in the coming months. Initiatives like these are always necessary and of great help to the population, especially when it comes to a subject that used to be taboo in the past and is now beginning to have a great boom in the market.