Daily Archives: November 19, 2009

Rust belt goes to pot with Marijuana U

Here’s an excerpt from a surprising Washington Post story by Andrea Billups on an educational initiative in Detroit to teach people how to grow Marijuana — for medical purposes only, of course:

Photos by Bryan Mitchell for Washington Times

“SOUTHFIELD, Mich. | Nearly a year after voters in this economically disadvantaged state overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative approving the consumption of medicinal marijuana, a new trade school has opened its doors to educate aspiring growers.

Med Grow Cannabis College, located in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, is set to graduate its first class of students later this month. Its co-founder and president, Nick Tennant, the 24-year-old son of a General Motors Corp. employee, said he sees a significant opportunity to teach standards and safety in an industry that can eventually improve the state’s sagging business climate.

“This is profitable and poised for tremendous growth,” Mr. Tennant said.

Although some might jokingly call him the dope dean, Mr. Tennant is serious, even as his appearance is blond, hip and wholesome. Continue reading

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