Cannabis conference at NMU good for education, outreach

With cannabis businesses popping up around Superiorland like, well, weeds, it’s high time, it might be argued, that someone stage some sort of marijuana conference.

Well, said conference has not only been organized but is scheduled for April 19 on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

The inaugural Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference will showcase best practices in cannabis teaching and research, summarize the industry’s current state and developing trends, and provide insights from employers and experts, according to a Mining Journal story on the matter.

“This conference will be a place where students and community members can congregate comfortably to share their passions and interests within the cannabis industry,” said NMU medicinal plant chemistry senior Morgan Naumann, who was a member of the planning committee. “Hopefully, it will inspire others to spread ideas with their family, friends and peers to expand upon cannabis research and education.”

The presenting sponsor for the conference is The Fire Station Cannabis Co., whose co-owners and co-CEOs are NMU alumni, the Journal story detailed.

With a great many people indulging in cannabis, including more than a few Baby Boomers who grew up on weed, this kind of gathering seems to have a legitimate role to play, especially in terms of education. We’d recommend readers consider attending, especially those who have real concerns about cannabis and its new role in society.

The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Northern Center on campus. Registration is free for NMU students, $25 for other students and $50 for general attendees.

To register, or for more information, visit https://nmu.edu/great-lakes-cannabis-education-conference/.


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