Mariville, Mo – Tomorrow’s work is here. And while it may come as a surprise to your parents (or grandparents), it wasn’t even one of the most explosive industries in Missouri a few years ago.
Medical marijuana industry.
And at least two Missouri universities are adapting to the new labor market with a curriculum around cannabis.
Both Northwestern Missouri State University and St. Louis University offer certificates in medical cannabis.
“We’re working on ways to increase the workforce in Missouri, and this cannabis program is just one way,” said Dr. Jay Johnson, associate professor of Northwest Missouri.
Northwest Missouri Cannabis Certification Program is offered online by a third party vendor.
“They are six months old. It’s all three 8-week courses online, and they’re not the same, which means you don’t even have to be online for a while, that’s great, ”said Daniel Calef with Green Flowers.
There are four different areas of focus for the Northwest Certification: Health Care and Medicine, Law and Policy, Cannabis Trade, and Cannabis Farming and Gardening.
Johnson said there was little criticism of the new program.
Johnson told Fox 4: “Missouri is well-known, but minds are changing and our board is a reflection of our state. But when we look at cannabis in Missouri, they are very progressive.