American International College in Springfield is responding to the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, which occurred first for medical use and then, by 2016 referendum vote, for recreational adult use.
AIC offers two cannabis studies programs. The first is a three-course certificate in “micro-emerging markets” and is designed to provide individuals with an introduction to the cannabis industry. “The impact of the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry on the global marketplace is explored through entrepreneurial, commercial, legal, and ethical lenses,” said Susanne T. Swanker, dean and professor in the AIC School of Business, Arts and Sciences.
Additionally, AIC offers a 30-credit master’s degree in cannabis science and commerce. This program provides an understanding of the basic science, business and legal issues of the cannabis industry, including chemistry, cultivation and uses of cannabis; delivery systems; and management, marketing and operational aspects. It also addresses federal and state laws and policies. MassLive has the full story as a subscriber exclusive. NewsBreak and WeedMain also carried this story.