Canadian College prepares to launch marijuana cultivation course
A college in the Atlantic Canadian province of New Brunswick intends to start a program on marijuana cultivation so that students can be ready to work at local businesses that produce the drug, a school official said on Tuesday. The French language College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will begin the course someday next year, said Michel Doucet, executive director of continuing education and customized training. Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned last year on a promise to approve recreational marijuana, and the management has said it would propose enactment by the spring of 2017. read more about list of college in canada
Medical marijuana is already legal in Canada, and companies in that comparatively small sector have been tasting the larger recreational market with expansion in mind. In August, the government of New Brunswick, where the college has five campuses, said it invested C$4 million in a medical marijuana company that will create up to two hundred and eight jobs in the region.
One person arrested every 49 seconds in the US for marijuana in 2015. Doucet said the school was still discovering the precise details of the program, containing class size and the length and wavelength at which it will be transferred. “This is not a mainstream program,” he said. “We’re looking at reaching adequate employees to meet the demands of industry, vs. training students at large.”
Universities in Canada differ from colleges and grant mainly diplomas instead of degrees. Doucet said the school had not yet determined whether it would be a full degree program. New Brunswick, with a population of roughly Seven lakh fifty thousand, has experienced from a limited economy, and westward movement has caused a brain drain and shrinking population.