PLEASANT HILL (KRON) — The cannabis industry is being called one of the fastest growing sectors of job growth in the U.S. as more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana.
But who’s training that workforce? KRON4’s Maureen Kelly takes a look at ‘higher education.’
The most popular class offered by Horticulture Department of Pleasant Hill’s Diablo Valley College is Controlled Growth.
Students are instructed in how to use popular marijuana growing methods like hydroponics and aquaponics.
Due to DVC being a drug free campus, the students are growing microgreens and basil, not pot.
The word cannabis is not even mentioned in the course description but the Dean of Sciences says they began offering this class for credit because they recognize to growing need