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    Medical Marijuana Degrees?

    What are the chances of any degree programs being created? I think there will be a massive demand for skilled people across the whole country in a few years as it seems most states will have something on the books.
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    Why would you need a degree to peddle marijuana when people have been doing it years without one . . . seems like a pointless question.
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    Welcome back b4cz28! You've been away a long time.

    Regarding that medical marijuana program, do you think that the course on bongs is a prerequisite to the course on rolling papers or is it the other way around?
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    Yeah, its called medical school!

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    Some examples of substances listed in Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy")."

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    Well, Delta, more and more people aren't content to let politicians make medical decision on their behalf, at least when it comes to this particular substance. That's why marijuana is legal for medicinal use in nearly half the states at this point, and in two states for religious and recreational use.

    Anyway, B4, the closest there is so far is Oaksterdam University. They are not accredited and do not offer degrees, but they're meant more to be a training program than an actual university. And no, no distance learning, although apparently they're working on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Well, Delta, more and more people aren't content to let politicians make medical decision on their behalf, at least when it comes to this particular substance. That's why marijuana is legal for medicinal use in nearly half the states at this point, and in two states for religious and recreational use.
    "legal for medical use"? The key words being "legal " and "medical" meaning one needs a prescription as the DEA states! Prescriptive authority to legally issue controlled substances in this category comes after being licensed as a Physician.....that's why I mentioned medical school. Are you saying there are States that allow the prescriptive use of marijuana from others that are not licensed Physicians?

    The OP says, "Medical Marijuana Degree" the key word being "medical" not recreational not religious!
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    In regards to the practice of evidenced based medicine, I have no doubt there will be post graduate fellowships develop over the years for licensed Physicians in this area.

    On a personal note, I am fascinated with the literature regarding claims of the chemicals ability to regulate seizure disorders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta View Post
    "legal for medical use"? The key words being "legal " and "medical" meaning one needs a prescription as the DEA states! Prescriptive authority to legally issue controlled substances in this category comes after being licensed as a Physician.....that's why I mentioned medical school. Are you saying there are States that allow the prescriptive use of marijuana from others that are not licensed Physicians?

    The OP says, "Medical Marijuana Degree" the key word being "medical" not recreational not religious!
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has recently passed laws allowing the use of medical marijuana by prescription. The dispensaries for this prescibed substance require licenses and the licenses have very clear requirements as to process and staffing. My general sense is that these will be set up much in the same way that pharmacies are set up.

    My first response in this thread was meant to be funny (hopefully it was at least a little funny) but if I were to make a more serious response I would suggest that a person who wanted to operate a medical marijuana dispensary they might get some sort of pharm cert and a business degree or some sort of business cert and a pharm degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I would suggest that a person who wanted to operate a medical marijuana dispensary they might get some sort of pharm cert and a business degree or some sort of business cert and a pharm degree.

    Now that's funny!

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    There are no degrees in asprin, penicillin or Tums, so why have a full degree solely in marijuana?

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    Oaksterdam University has already been around for a little while. I'm not sure when/if they plan on doing distance learning, though. Also, I don't think their programs focus specifically on MEDICAL marijuana.

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    Googling "degree in medical marijuana" has some interesting results. You might want to read this one, b4cz28. And welcome back!

    COLORADO CERTIFIES FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY

    A good piece of advice came from someone who wrote that a person with an academic interest in the medical uses of marijuana might want to study neuroscience -and specifically neuropsychology - at one of the many schools where researchers are actively investigating the use and effects of marijuana and other drugs.

    Normally, I'd say try here in Canada where many of the politicians have gone public about their dope-smoking (e.g. Rob Ford, Justin Trudeau) but I'm not sure now. I'm told our present Government has pretty well done a 180 on marijuana - medical and otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b4cz28 View Post
    ...I think there will be a massive demand for skilled people across the whole country in a few years as it seems most states will have something on the books.
    Even if marijuana - medical or otherwise - was legalized throughout the US tomorrow, I doubt whether anyone of normal means could get a license toenter the supply end of the business. They would be forced out of the DMV line (Department of Marijuana Validation ) by Big Tobacco or one of the other criminal organizations. The tobacco companies trademarked every kind of marijuana name ever heard of, many years ago, just in case the day came...

    If you're not coming to the table with $100,000,000 or more to invest, I think you're out of luck. I think it would be "Grow big or go home." Hey, you could always get a low-paid job on the production line...

    I'm generally against smoking anything - I quit all smoking 36 years ago - but I'd certainly make an exception for people with illnesses who felt marijuana helped them. Who am I to say they're wrong?

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    Another thought. Alcohol was once prohibited, but it's been legal again for quite a while --around 80 years. Just about any adult who wants it can buy it. But there wasn't/isn't any "massive demand for skilled people across the whole country" that b4cz28 mentioned as a possibility.

    I doubt if there would be more than a very small ripple in employment circles, if marijuana became legal . It might even slow employment demand in the criminal justice area -- less people going to jail. And that might be a good side-effect.

    A few big companies would make tons more money -- that's about all, as far as economic effect goes.

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    The exact numbers are fuzzy, but there is no doubt that marijuana is a significant cash crop in parts of California. If marijuana was legal , it would certainly be a focus of academic study in the agriculture departments of the UC and CSU systems, in the same way that wine is. Many state schools in California have programs in Viticulture or Enology, including UC Davis, Cal Poly, Fresno State, and some junior colleges.

    Sonoma State has an online certificate program in Wine Business Management. They also offer BS and MBA degrees in Wine Business, but those are B&M only. Humboldt State could develop similar programs for weed.
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