As the legalization movement sweeps across the U.S., the marijuana sector is churning out tens of thousands of jobs. It means the market will require skilled workers to fill those open positions, and support the booming legal weed industry.
Enter Northern Michigan University (NMU), which in 2017 cut the ribbon on a four-year degree with a curriculum dedicated to medicinal plant chemistry. According to the program’s director, students are essentially being immersed in the natural sciences which is hardly unique at American universities.
This particular major, however, comes with an added twist.
“At the undergraduate level, we’ve tried to take some of the experiences… that a chemistry student might get in graduate school working on a master’s or a PhD, and we’ve kind of funneled that into a four-year