UC program provides opportunities in Ohio's marijuana marketplace

WLWT features UC's Cannabis Studies program in segment

Now that marijuana is legal in Ohio, WLWT's Todd Dykes and UC faculty tell viewers there are scores of jobs to fill that require knowledge about the growth and cultivation of the product. 

Dykes featured several options to learn more about the cannabis industry, including a program at the University of Cincinnati: Cannabis Studies, a 15-hour course that results in a certificate.

The course launched at UC in 2020, through the horticulture program within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). It was established as a response to an increasing need for knowledgeable graduates familiar with cannabis as the industry becomes more mainstream. It offers students a multidisciplinary foundation for understanding the cannabis plant and the cannabis industry, enabling them to gain employment more readily in one of its many subfields.

A field class on hemp growing and cultivation is taught by UC adjunct instructor Dave Volkman on a patch of land in Harrison, Ohio.

"Having that experience of growing this plant, hemp, will give them the background they need to talk the talk about growing marijuana," Volkman told Dykes.

Dykes also interviews UC students enrolled in the certificate program.

Watch the WLWT interview.

Featured image at top of hemp plant. Photo/iStock/PrathanChorruangsak

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