Man Founds Florida's First Marijuana University

By Bryan Le 02/06/14

Jeremy Bufford hopes to clear the smoke around the marijuana industry with quality classes.

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With Florida set to vote on legal marijuana in November, one man is trying to get ahead of the curve by founding the very first marijuana university in Tampa, FL. 

“Let's bring this medicine out of the darkness and into the light,” said Jeremy Bufford, the high-minded visionary behind Medical Marijuana University. “We're doing something innovative, it's education oriented. We're not trying to set up a shop where we're selling drugs. We're trying to educate people.” 

For just $499, students can enroll in a one-month course to learn the particulars of the medical marijuana industry. "We're teaching this class to introduce cannabis from a legal, a historical, a botanical, and a pharmacological perspective," said Bufford. Of course, Bufford guarantees a quality education from the very best. “I've brought in experts that are far more informed about the product than I am," he said. ""I've brought in professors from California. I've brought in growers from Michigan. I'm putting together a brain trust. The smartest, the best and the brightest to lead our organization into the future.”

Classes will start in an old cigar factory, but that's only  the beginning. Bufford is seeking $10 million from investors to eventually expand the school to five Tampa classrooms, 15 treatment centers, and a laboratory if medical marijuana laws are approved in his state. "We do know according to the language that we'll be able to cultivate and we'll be able to procure that medicine on behalf of our patients," which can then be distributed from their treatment centers, Bufford said.

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