Canadian university will teach students how to grow weed

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The University of Guelph in Canada is offering a new kind of education – it will teach students how to grow weed. The university is offering online cannabis cultivation courses, as part of its horticulture certificate program.

The “Cannabis Production” course will be aimed at not only people who want to grow it commercially, but also provide lessons on home growing. It will be launched this fall. The university is also launching a second course in “Cannabis Regulation and Quality Assurance”, in January 2020.

The first course already has 60 students onboard, while the registration for the second one will start in September.

According to a press release, the course will be taught by the university’s postgraduate student Brandon Yep.

“He will teach growing basics, including lighting and irrigation systems, growing media, pest and disease management, and post-harvest curing and packaging. The course will also discuss aspects of botany, cannabis history, the growing Canadian industry and medical uses of the plant,” it says.

Such a course may have been unthinkable some years ago when it was illegal. Post legalisation, a lucrative market has opened for cannabis in North America and it is expanding every day. It is booming, and there is an increasing need for trained professionals regularly.