Cannabis Production Minor to launch at WIU in Fall 2020 – News – Aledo Times Record – Aledo, IL

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According to Forbes, the cannabis industry is among the fastest-growing job markets in America.

MACOMB-According to Forbes, the cannabis industry is among the fastest-growing job markets in America. According to Leafly’s 2019 Cannabis Jobs Count, cannabis directly employs more than 211,000 full-time workers in the U.S.

And now Western Illinois University students interested in careers in what Leafly calls America’s hidden job boom will have the opportunity through a new Cannabis Production minor set to debut at WIU in Fall 2020.

Western’s Faculty Senate approved the new minor at its meeting Feb. 4.

Offered through WIU’s School of Agriculture, the majority of courses for the 18-19 credit hour minor will be offered through the school, with additional coursework offered through the Department of Biological…



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