Canadian College First to Put Cannabis on Curriculum

A southern Ontario college says it will be the first to offer a post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis, according to CBC News.

Niagara College says the graduate certificate program will launch in the fall of 2018 and aims to prepare students to work in the licensed production of cannabis, which includes marijuana, hemp fibre and hemp seed.

The college’s president, Dan Patterson, says the program is meant to address a growing labour market need in the wake of legislative changes in Canada and abroad.

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