Not only can you partake of marijuana in many parts of the country, but now you can also learn at the university about the growing amount of scientific study, business opportunities and legal issues around the plant.And these aren’t courses at small, obscure colleges. Universities adding cannabis classes include Ohio State University, the University of Washington, the University of Vermont and the University of California, Davis.“
The timing could not be better to give students the opportunity to have a profound understanding about the physiology and medical implications of cannabis use,” Luis Fernando Santana, the chair of physiology and membrane biology at the UC Davis School of Medicine, said in a press release announcing a new class on the psychology of cannabis.While cannabis classes have taken off in the past two years, Louisiana State University took things in a new direction this month.
They have won a big to work with a private company to grow and sell medical marijuana in the Pelican State.
Located in Baton Rouge, LSU is the largest public university in the state of Louisiana. In mid-September, the LSU AgCenter announced completion of a deal with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC to handle their medical marijuana business. Production will be conducted in an off-campus facility that is expected to open in 2018.LSU stands to make millions. The deal calls for payment of $3.4 million to the school or 10 percent of the gross revenue over the next five years, whichever turns out to be greater.
GB Sciences Louisiana LLC is owned by Las Vegas-based biopharmaceutical company GB Sciences. The company plans to manufacture and sell medical marijuana for a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, heart issues, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma.Bill Richardson, the LSU vice president over the AgCenter, told the Baton Rouge Advocate that “it is extremely important that we can provide patients with safe and consistent options to help improve their quality of life.”
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