I just want to say one word to you. Just one word: pot.
Yes, it almost harks back to a classic scene in “The Graduate.” A growing number of schools offering courses in all things weed-related are trying to pull young people with the promise of newly created jobs in the booming medical marijuana field.
The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, in Natick, Mass., will start offering a 12-course program by September. Those who pay $1,500 for the privilege get a “cannabis industry certification.” To enroll, students must either have a high school diploma or a GED.
Founded by marijuana activist Mickey Martin, the school is geared toward people who want to apply for work at a dispensary in one of the more than two dozen states, including New York, that allow medical marijuana.