Article by Sarah Leavitt, CBC News
Due to budding interest on the topic, McGill University plans on offering a diploma on cannabis and cannabis production.
With the federal government moving forward on the legalization of marijuana, McGill saw the potential to offer students more training on the burgeoning industry.
“What is happening in agriculture is pretty unique at this moment,” said Anja Geitmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, in an interview on CBC Montreal’s Homerun.
“We have an entire new sector that is being created from scratch essentially.”
Geitmann said McGill is uniquely placed to provide the best nuggets of wisdom on the industry.
“What McGill does, of course, is train high-qualified workers for new industries and existing industries,” she said.
“This is a sector that applies very much to agriculture and in which tens of thousands of new jobs will be created in the coming years.”