Bellevue University launches online medical cannabis program

It’s a budding new area of study at Bellevue University. The Medical Cannabis Certificate Program offers online credits to students in Nebraska and around the nation. “We’ve had a lot of requests for education in this new field,” said Mary Dobransky, dean of Bellevue’s College of Science and Technology.The new certificate meets high demand in a growing industry.”We want to make sure that careers develop in this emerging field, that we have the knowledge and programs available for our students,” Dobransky said. The university cites data stating the cannabis industry created an average of 280 new jobs a day last year. Business owners hope this program can open the door to education, so those employees can best serve customers.”There’s a huge education gap between what we in the business are selling and what we’re providing and what our customers are coming in and wanting to know about,” said Chris Potratz, owner of Greenlight Naturals in Benson.Potratz said bridging that education gap should help dispel myths about CBD or THC products, like the ones he sells legally. “I think it’s exactly the right time for a program for this to be launched,” Potratz said.The right time to study medical marijuana, even if you can’t legally smoke it in Nebraska.”Knowledge on anything that you’re putting into your body is good, and we should all be aware and informed on what we’re consuming,” Potratz said. At Bellevue, Dobransky said it is high time to look at this field through the lens of science.”What are the uses of it? How is it affecting people? So there is a huge scientific component,” Dobransky said.

It’s a budding new area of study at Bellevue University. The Medical Cannabis Certificate Program offers online credits to students in Nebraska and around the nation.

“We’ve had a lot of requests for education in this new field,” said Mary Dobransky, dean of Bellevue’s College of Science and Technology.

The new certificate meets high demand in a growing industry.

“We want to make sure that careers develop in this emerging field, that we have the knowledge and programs available for our students,” Dobransky said.

The university cites data stating the cannabis industry created an average of 280 new jobs a day last year. Business owners hope this program can open the door to education, so those employees can best serve customers.

“There’s a huge education gap between what we in the business are selling and what we’re providing and what our customers are coming in and wanting to know about,” said Chris Potratz, owner of Greenlight Naturals in Benson.

Potratz said bridging that education gap should help dispel myths about CBD or THC products, like the ones he sells legally.

“I think it’s exactly the right time for a program for this to be launched,” Potratz said.

The right time to study medical marijuana, even if you can’t legally smoke it in Nebraska.

“Knowledge on anything that you’re putting into your body is good, and we should all be aware and informed on what we’re consuming,” Potratz said.

At Bellevue, Dobransky said it is high time to look at this field through the lens of science.

“What are the uses of it? How is it affecting people? So there is a huge scientific component,” Dobransky said.