The green, serrated leaves of cannabis are something you might expect to see on a college campus — perhaps grown secretly in a dorm, or emblazoned across clothing of students who support marijuana legalization — but certainly not within a college classroom.
At the University of Connecticut (UConn), cannabis is taking center stage in the biggest lecture hall on campus.
The university is teaching a whole class focused on growing just this one kind of plant. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s a popular class — around 300 students have signed up.
In the class, students have classes on topics such as seed selection, lighting, irrigation, and plant nutrients in order to learn how to best grow cannabis. It’s a skill that some students, like senior communication major Michael Milius, think may prove useful in their careers.
“I see on the news a lot that cannabis and marijuana are becoming…