Starting this fall, a state university in Colorado will offer a bachelor’s degree in the science of the cannabis plant, among the first programs of its kind in the nation.

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s new major in cannabis biology and chemistry, approved Friday by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, will require students to take a slew of high-level science and math courses.

“It’s a rigorous degree,” said David Lehmpuhl, a dean and chemistry professor at CSU who helped create the major. “It’s not how to grow cannabis, it’s to study the science of the plant.”

Lehmpuhl said the program will be the first of its kind in Colorado and one of only a few in the country, although he expects that number to grow. The university is already home to the state-funded Institute of Cannabis Research. He expects at least 60 students to enroll in the new major this fall.

 

 

 

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