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(Vice)   Dude you can now soooooo get a four-year degree on the science and business of marijuana now that Northern Michigan University is offering the program   ( vice.com) divider line
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2017-10-19 12:22:01 AM  
Isn't that kinda like taking a winemaking class in Saudi Arabia?
 
2017-10-19 04:03:49 AM  
now when the dean comes a-knocking, you'd better have that bong out
 
2017-10-19 04:04:25 AM  
That mobile site is so farked up.
 
2017-10-19 08:24:39 AM  

fusillade762: Isn't that kinda like taking a winemaking class in Saudi Arabia?


Well Jack Daniels is distilled in a dry county....

Also isn't northern Michigan basically Canada?
 
2017-10-19 09:08:50 AM  
There will be a ton of potheads who go into this thinking "Yeah dude! I'm gonna grow pot for a living!", just like all the frat boys who took a beer making class thinking they'd make beer for a living... and then realize that shiat takes actual work, and you've got to be good at both brewing beer / growing pot, AND business to actually compete.
 
2017-10-19 09:23:17 AM  

miscreant: There will be a ton of potheads who go into this thinking "Yeah dude! I'm gonna grow pot for a living!", just like all the frat boys who took a beer making class thinking they'd make beer for a living... and then realize that shiat takes actual work, and you've got to be good at both brewing beer / growing pot, AND business to actually compete.


Meh.
Frat boy. Brewed beer twice in college as a helper to one of my brothers.
Brewed beer for a living for a bit in VT.
User of cannabis. Would love to grow pot, not even commercially (or commercially) but not risking my house/stuff.
/also was a decent business owner for a bit in nyc, before vt.
 
2017-10-19 10:24:38 AM  

miscreant: There will be a ton of potheads who go into this thinking "Yeah dude! I'm gonna grow pot for a living!", just like all the frat boys who took a beer making class thinking they'd make beer for a living... and then realize that shiat takes actual work, and you've got to be good at both brewing beer / growing pot, AND business to actually compete.


Would think there is a hell of a lot more involved in brewing. Growing pot is just growing one type of plant (and I say that as a botanist and Dr of plant biology). Oh, no, I'm gonna get fark's pothead brigade coming out to tell me how it is so much more complicated aren't I? Regardless, is just a university taking advantage of a market gap. Is about money mostly.
 
2017-10-19 10:45:59 AM  
When I went to school there in the 90's it was only a minor degree and classes were held in my dorm.

We had course work in "hiding the smell", "disabling the smoke alarm" and "paying off the RA"
 
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2017-10-19 11:22:32 AM  
You can take the diploma and roll a giant joint.
 
2017-10-19 01:01:17 PM  

miscreant: There will be a ton of potheads who go into this thinking "Yeah dude! I'm gonna grow pot for a living!", just like all the frat boys who took a beer making class thinking they'd make beer for a living... and then realize that shiat takes actual work, and you've got to be good at both brewing beer / growing pot, AND business to actually compete.


I looked over the classes that go into the major.  Fairly heavy on chemistry, with a little botany and a few business courses thrown in.  Seems reasonable.  The capstone class has this for a description:

CH 420 Medicinal Plant Chemistry I 5 cr. (3-0-6)
Offered: Fall
Prerequisite: BI 230, CH 389 and CH 435 (or concurrent enrollment in CH 435), or instructor permission.

Structure and chemical properties of plant secondary metabolites, including alkaloids, terpenoids and flavonoids. Students will plan their research projects and will begin cultivation of the plants they will use. They will also learn about methods of extraction, analysis of plant secondary metabolites and principles of good laboratory practice (glp).
 
2017-10-19 03:14:52 PM  
I will maintain the tradition of my ancestors: randomly smoke the ditch weed.  If it won't give me a buzz, I pull the plant.  If it does the job, I pull the plant and smoke the rest of the buds.

This is how it is meant to be.
 
2017-10-19 04:17:47 PM  
Do you mean like "Agriculture"?  My granddad did that 100 years ago.
 
2017-10-19 06:06:57 PM  
Pot grows wild here in MI why its called ditch weed i guess in some areas if theres a field fire the local fire dept & or leo all park half a mile down wind for a bit,  wind & smoke carry seeds for a long way.
 
2017-10-19 07:31:51 PM  
The catch? You have to become a Yooper for four years.

/jk, the upper peninsula is nice
//the Vermont of the midwest, except with far fewer people and cows
 
2017-10-19 08:22:32 PM  

germ78: The catch? You have to become a Yooper for four years.

/jk, the upper peninsula is nice
//the Vermont of the midwest, except with far fewer people and cows


Why the internet is awesome:
According to Beef2live (some sort of beef industry related site, so take it as it is, but i feel like this isn't that people would argue):
Rank.  State.   Ratio  cattle
33 MI .11  1,120K
17 VT .41  260K
18 TX .41 10,900K
01 SD 4.32 3,650K
 
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