Cannabis Course Planned in Canada

A college in the Atlantic Canadian province of New Brunswick plans to institute a programme on marijuana cultivation so that students can be trained to work at local companies that produce the drug, a school official says.

The French-language College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will launch the course sometime next year, said Michel Doucet, executive director of continuing education and customized learning.

Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned last year on a promise to legalise recreational marijuana and the government has said it would introduce legislation by the spring of 2017.

Medical marijuana is already legal throughout Canada, and companies in that relatively small sector have been eyeing the larger recreational market with expansion in mind.

In August this year, the government of New Brunswick, where the college has five campuses, said it invested $C4 million (NZ$4.2 million) in a medical marijuana company that will create up to 208 jobs in...

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