Legal marijuana’s place in college education is still limited, but it’s starting to pay off for some University of Denver graduates.
The university’s Sturm College of Law and its media and journalism programs have offered classes centered on legal weed since 2015, with the Daniels School of Business following suit in 2017. And now, alumni are beginning to make their marks on the nation’s burgeoning industry.
“I was picking classes for my last quarter and thought it looked cool,” remembers Sarah Gerson, a former student of DU’s Business in Marijuana course. Gerson is currently the community manager of Cultivated Synergy, a co-working space that also hosts private cannabis-friendly parties. She met the founder, who was a speaker in the class, began emailing him, and eventually applied for a job.
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