Stockton University Minor in Cannabis Studies Review

Stockton University is a well-respected college in New Jersey. Like many other colleges, they have jumped aboard the marijuana bandwagon and are now offering an entire minor based on cannabis studies. This has become an increasingly popular program for the school.

If you’re interested in learning more about this program and the school, have a ready below:

Summary of Program

“The interdisciplinary minor in Cannabis Studies offers students a foundation for understanding the burgeoning cannabis industry”, states the university’s website.

They note that “New Jersey is among the 29 states and the District of Columbia that currently have legal medical marijuana. In addition, 9 states also have legal recreational marijuana.”

As a result of the swift growth in medical and recreational marijuana and the impending debates regarding legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey, “Stockton students may find the marijuana industry an attractive one to enter after graduation.”

The minor will expose students to some of the types of employment that they may pursue once they graduate.


Potential Career Options

Some potential marijuana-related career options you can expect to be relevant to this course based on the structure of the curriculum and topics that are covered include:

Marijuana dispensary manager

Potential Salary: $50,000 – $75,000

Marijuana master grower

Potential Salary: $60,000 – $80,000

Marijuana technician

Potential Salary: $75,000 – $90,000

Ranking of University

According USNews.com, Stockton University is ranked:

  • #32 in Regional Universities North
  • #18 in Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #35 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • #50 in Best Value Schools
  • #7 in Top Public Schools

Course Overview

Below is the full official course overview:

The interdisciplinary minor in Cannabis Studies offers students a foundation for understanding the burgeoning cannabis industry.

New Jersey is among the 29 states and the District of Columbia that currently have legal medical marijuana. In addition, 9 states also have legal recreational marijuana.

As a result of the swift growth in medical and recreational marijuana and the impending debates regarding legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey, Stockton students may find the marijuana industry an attractive one to enter after graduation. The minor will expose students to some of the types of employment they might pursue.

Program Requirements

This minor is comprised of 5 courses.



All students are required to take:

  • Introduction to Medical Marijuana (GEN 2347),
  • Cannabis Law (GSS 2198),
  • Internship Preparation (GEN 3243, including Cannabis research and basic understanding of small business operations),
  • with opportunities for experiential learning.

Students can intern in a wide-variety of areas: cultivation, energy efficiency, small business operations, communications, social media, retail, patient research, etc.

The final course is an elective and students can decide between General Studies’ courses (such as Hydroponics, GNM 3164 or Social and Ethical Considerations of Business, GIS 3348) and first year seminars (such as Business and Life, GNM 1014) or from courses in the Holistic Health minor as well as Economic Botany (GNM 2183), or any other program course in a student’s specific area of interest.

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