UConn will be offering a class in the spring on the science of growing marijuana.
Gerald Berkowitz, a professor of plant science, will teach “Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest,” which UConn Today reports is one of the first classes of its kind in the country.
Berkowitz told UConn Today there are career opportunities in the cannabis industry and the course is in response to a “tremendous student demand” for academic training.
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His course will be an introductory class with no required prerequisites.
UConn Today reports that Berkowitz is able to work with "low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hemp cannabis plants" that don't have the same effect as full-potency plants if ingested.
Medicinal marijuana is legal in Connecticut and there are 28,109 registered patients as of Oct. 14.
The state has nine medical marijuana dispensary facilities the four producers.
The state also has released a database that includes all of the medical marijuana brands registered in the state of Connecticut.
Berkowitz will be bringing experts into class to give guest lectures on a variety of topics on cultivating cannabis plants.
The class, SPSS 3995, will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.