Lobbying group will assist college in developing cannabis curriculum

David Madden
December 17, 2018 - 4:00 am
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(TRENTON, NJ) —  As New Jersey seeks to legalize recreational marijuana, a lobbying group on behalf of the cannabis industry is teaming up with a South Jersey college to enhance an educational effort.

It’s no longer if, but when and how legalization happens. Stockton University announced earlier this year it would offer a minor in Cannabis studies. Now the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association has struck an agreement with the school to help the program grow, so to speak.

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“We see other universities across the country have embraced Cannabis as a curriculum and it’s a very complex issue,” Association President Scott Rudder told KYW Newsradio.

The minor at Stockton currently centers on cannabis law and medical marijuana with prep work on understanding how to cultivate a small business operation.

”Bringing industry subject matter experts from the outside in and getting into the classroom and helping the students get prepared for a brand new cannabis industry,” Rudder added.