UConn will be offering a class in the spring on the science of growing marijuana.

Gerald Berkowitz, a professor of plant science, will teach “Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest,” which UConn Today reports is one of the first classes of its kind in the country.

Berkowitz told UConn Today there are career opportunities in the cannabis industry and the course is in response to a “tremendous student demand” for academic training.

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