Universities like Northern Michigan University are creating the possibility to major in cannabis at University. The course is more focused on the chemistry side of things, such as measuring and extracting chemical compounds or developing edibles. It is possible to study to become an analyst in a lab while also studying an entrepreneurial track. This leads students studying cannabis to be prepared to enter the market in different ways. From lab analyst to building their own dispensaries. Across the country universities are starting to open cannabis courses, at Harvard students can study marijuana policy and law. This is a booming sector that does not necessarily have a lot of fully specialized people. It could be the next tech type boom when a lot more students started studying computer science on computer engineering.
Bankers have been appointing members to positions such as head of European cannabis investment banking. Law firms like London based Memery Crystal LLP, have more than 20 clients they are advising on the CBD and and medical cannabis sectors. Other companies are beginning to position themselves to be prepared for the European cannabis boom. The visibility of the market is increasing in Europe with conferences for those in or interested in the sector such as Cannabis Europa in Paris and London. Currently cannabis legalization seems a while away but that could all change quite soon with more countries warming up to the idea and legalization of medical marijuana become more and more common.
The NHL Alumni Association will partner with LP giant Canopy Growth and NEEKA Health Canada to conduct research on “the efficacy of cannabinoids as an integral part of a novel treatment for post-concussion neurological diseases” in retired NHL players, notes a Canopy press release. Throughout many athletes careers they take very big hits, especially in leagues like the NFL or NHL. These hits leads to concussions that aren’t always treated the right way while the players are still active. This leads these athletes to suffer from many different illnesses such as PTSD, depression or dementia. The research involves double-blind clinical trials with 100 former NHL players. Researching whether cannabis can truly help these retired professionals could change not only their lives but also their families and improve the lives of future generations after hanging up their skates.