The NY Post reports…

Higher education is taking on a new meaning in New York after the state legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

Colleges and universities are adding new courses about cannabis to the syllabus to prepare students for jobs in the budding industry. And they’re not just offering tokin’ lessons on the history of weed, either.

Online Excelsior College is marketing new master’s degree courses in marijuana leading to a graduate certificate in “Cannabis Control,” as well as expanding undergraduate classes.

“We’re in the space to educate people about the cannabis industry. Cannabis will be a multi-billion industry in New York by 2025,” Scott Dolan, the dean of Excelsior College’s graduate program, told The Post.

Marijuana is expected to be sold in local stores and pot shops sometime next year.

Dolan said graduate students will learn about the complexities that the marijuana industry will have to operate in, including complying with numerous government regulations.

Aside from direct pot growers, suppliers and sellers, he said accountants, lawyers, health professionals and people in the insurance industry would benefit from taking courses that address social equity, environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and public finance.

There are also legal issues that have to be navigated

“Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level,” Dolan noted.

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