An American university is taking a bold step into the future and has begun offering the first-ever marijuana-focused degree.
The new degree will allow students at Northern Michigan University to get an professional edge as marijuana seems poised to become an explosive industry in the United States.
But administrators there say the four-year medical plant chemistry degree isn’t for your stereotypical stoner.
‘Obviously the programme is new and it might speak to a certain crowd.
But for a student to succeed they’re going to have to be very dedicated and motivated’ Brandon Canfield – an associate chemistry professor at the school – told the Detroit Free Press.
‘This is not an easy programme.
It’s a really intense biology chemistry programme’.
Mr Canfield said that students won’t be growing marijuana as a part of their degree but they would be studying similar plants with medicinal value.
The programme includes studies in soils – biochemstiry – biology and biostatistics.