Tampa has a new college, and it is teaching something that is unusual to say the least. It could be called "Cannabis College."
Around 20 students gathered in a meeting room at a downtown hotel Tuesday for their first class.
The school costs $500. Over the course of 16 hours, students will learn the history of cannabis, how to grow it, and what jobs may be available if Floridians give medical marijuana a thumbs up in November.
The school's founder, Jeremy Bufford, is sure the referendum will be passed. If it is, he said he plans to hire more than 300 employees to work at 15 planned treatment centers and a lab. He said he plans to build them in Bradenton, New Port Richey, Lakeland, and elsewhere.
One of the students, Cliff Burt, hopes to get a job from Bufford.
"When I saw the opportunity to mix marijuana and business, I couldn't be happier," he said.
He also said he came to learn more about the medical effect of marijuana because he has stomach problems.
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