grow weed online

Grow weed online

UConn launched the country’s first university class on the fundamentals of cannabis horticulture in 2019, and this summer began offering online courses for the public in basic and advanced cannabis growing. UConn said it wanted the larger public to have access to the industry’s financial opportunities.

“Right now we’re at the ground floor of the industry in the state,” Tuccio said. “Over the past couple years we’ve seen our neighbors, like, for example, Massachusetts, be interested in it, and it’s really helpful for our students to have a designation of skill on their resumes of specifically cannabis cultivation and growing operations, so they can market themselves to these growers.”

Christopher J. Tuccio has seen students graduate from his horticulture program and pursue careers at medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut or recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts.

Other cannabis courses

The college joins a number of higher education institutions in the state, including UConn, offering cannabis-related courses.

Called Horticulture of Cannabis, the course is the same as the one offered at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, which began offering a cannabis studies program last year.

Focus on the science

“A lot of them just go right into the field,” Tuccio said.

“Really the course teaches everything from soil nutrition, plant nutrition, pest identification, and then all the way up through cultivation of the cannabis plant itself and then harvesting,” Tuccio said. “It’s kind of an A to Z approach.”

Grow weed online

Growing and selling marijuana the proper way is rather more difficult than simply popping a plant under a black light in your closet. Doing it right means planning to grow on a large scale – and planning to deal with large-scale problems.

The course promises to be a rigorous survey of the landscape of marijuana production and sale, educating prospective growers in everything from irrigation to marketing.

2. Get to know the logistics

One advantage the educated and licensed pot purveyor has over his illegal competitors is consistency. “With legal products you know exactly what you’re getting,” Adams says. “There are pesticide tests to make sure there are no residues on the plants. If you get it from an illegal supplier, those guys aren’t allowed to test their products. You have no idea what they’re putting on their plants. You don’t know how they’re handling it. If you get it from a licensed producer, you know that it’s clean and a lot safer.”

A marijuana field. Photograph: Stephanie Paschal / Rex Features

1. Don’t rely on past experience

I f you’ve had enough of your nine-to-five’s wearying toil, perhaps a change of vocation is in order. The Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver can recommend an intriguing alternative starting this September: selling pot.