Cannabis College: Floridians get ready for legal pot business just in case
New business offers to train people in how to provide medical marijuana
TAMPA, Fla. - It may not be a threat to enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University or Edison State College, but a new college approach to a uniuque subject may be just what some Southwest Floridians are looking for.
Some call it "Cannabis College."
Right now, all forms of marijuana are illegal in Florida, but that could change if voters decide to legalize medical marijuana in November.
And Jeremy Bufford is ready if they do.
He's offer a "cannabis college" of sorts - a two day class (price: $500) offering to teach people about the science and business of marijuana.
"I'm 100% (the amendment) will pass," says Bufford.
60% of state voters must vote for the iniative to make medical marijuana legal in Florida.
Bufford's class is happening in the Tampa Bay area right now.
The class is meeting in a hotel coference room.
But he's already making plans to create a lab and hire more than 300 employees.
One of the those attending the classes, Cliff Burt, says the concept of preparing people for jobs in a legal pot industry feels like a natural move.
"When I saw the opportunity to mix marijuana and business, I couldn't be happier," says Burt.