Are getting ready to head off to college and really just want to grow weed for a living? You’re in luck! Competition to grab a spot in today’s modern cultivation facilities is stiff. Master growers are looking for the best and brightest in the field. They want people with a scientific mind and a degree that will give them the fundamental understanding of the basics. Here are four of the top degrees for cannabis minded professionals that business owners are looking for.
There have been a lot of advancements in both hydroponics and organic cultivation recently. Cannabis business owners need people who are on the cutting edge of new soil technologies. Understanding the intricate relationship between the plant’s root system and the ways and means that it extracts proper nutrients from it is one of the most important roles of a cultivator. Soil science is a blend of geology, biology and chemistry. It is the study of the true fundamentals of horticulture and cultivation.
Horticulture degrees are an overview of all things related to cultivation and general plant maintenance. A degree in horticulture looks great on any cannabis cultivation application. Business owners know that you will have the necessary skill to manage a greenhouse or indoor warehouse. The education covers everything from photosynthesis to fertilizers to pest control and more. All the skill necessary to begin your cannabis cultivation can be found in a degree in horticulture.
AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Sometimes cannabis business owners need someone who understands both trends in cultivation and how to manage a large scale operation. Agricultural business management dives into global trends in agriculture, whether it be new technology or the latest in agricultural software. Agricultural business management is more of a study of economics and predicting future markets. If you are more of a numbers type of person, this may be the degree you.
While there isn’t necessarily a degree as of yet for cannabis law, schools in cannabis-centric areas like Denver are starting to add more and more classes for law students looking to go into this field. Denver University added a cannabis related class to their roster in 2016, which is sure to be one of many more to come. The University of Ottawa became the first law school in Canada to offer similar courses in Cannabis Law in the fall of 2018. As cannabis spreads across the US and Canada legally, more and more businesses are finding themselves without adequate legal representation, as the laws governing cannabis are so new. In the years to come, we are sure to see more and more schools add cannabis related degrees to their list.