Although “The Lone Star State” may not be the first place you would expect to see cannabis education on the rise, Texas has become the latest state to embrace teaching about the budding industry. The DFW Academy of Cannabis Science has started the process of enrolling interested students, according to Fox 4.
While cannabis-related programs are offered at even some of the most reputable institutions, conservative states like Texas aren’t always on the top of the list when it comes to providing reliable cannabis education. DFW Academy of Cannabis Science may change that.
Holly Law, DFW Academy of Cannabis Science’s co-owner created the academy to help spread information to people in Texas who are curious more about the medicinal and scientific facts of cannabis. “There’s a lot of mystery surrounding cannabis,” Law stated. “The people want to know about it, want to be in the industry. But there aren’t many educational opportunities for people.”
Currently, Texas’ cannabis industry is still in its infancy, as it just issued its first cannabis license back in September 2017. However, this does not mean that Texan individuals are not curious about entering the cannabis industry in general, as well as obtaining cannabis or medicinal purposes. “It’s all about science,” Law stated. “The focus is on therapeutic and medicinal benefits of this incredible plant.”
In addition to learning the basics about the plant, like the differences between hemp and cannabis, students will also learn valuable skills that will help them in more competitive and mature state cannabis businesses. “There are 29 states that have legalized marijuana usage in some form,” Law shared. “And these employers are looking for skilled and knowledgeable workers.”
DFW Academy of Cannabis Science also offers a course for doctors, which will help physicians who would like to prescribe medical cannabis. Courses started last Saturday, May 12.