Even though Texas is not poised to legalize marijuana anytime soon, the DFW Academy of Cannabis Science is offering classes to educate those that want to learn about it. So far, a couple of cities in Texas have decriminalized possession and there is an active statewide low-THC oil program for epileptics. There are only a handful of neurologists that can prescribe the oil to those that qualify.
Three dispensaries are available in the state to dispense the oil via prescription, Fox 4 News reports. Seeing the need to fill a gap in the marijuana industry, Holly Law saw the opportunity to provide education via the marijuana academy. Courses are offered regarding every aspect of the industry.
Holly Law, co-owner of DFW Academy of Cannabis Science, said, “There’s a lot of mystery surrounding cannabis. The people want to know about it, want to be in the industry, but there aren’t many educational opportunities for people.”
She also said, “It’s all about science. The focus is on therapeutic and medicinal benefits of this incredible plant.”
Courses are offered on:
- Oil extraction
- General education
Law said, “Cannabis is a family of plants. It includes hemp and marijuana. They are very similar but not the same. Like sisters but not twins.”
One of the more interesting parts of the coursework is a trip to a lab where CBD products are made. Once students graduate, they’re ready to work in the marijuana industry in any state that has a legal program.
Richardo Delfierro, chief science officer at DFW Academy of Cannabis Science, said, “They can see real life action. They can see us manufacture real products.”
Law said, “There are 29 states that have legalized marijuana usage in some form. And these employers are looking for skilled and knowledgeable workers.”
Doctors that wish to learn about marijuana so that they can join in prescribing it to those that qualify can also take courses specifically for doctors at the academy.
Classes begin on May 12.