Now Enrolling: Maine's Marijuana State University
It's really just a one-man workshop, but still...
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2011 1:25 PM CDT
Learn to grow kind bud.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The West Coast has Oaksterdam University, which bills itself as the nation's first "cannabis college," and now the East Coast has ... Marijuana State University. It's actually a roving one-man workshop in Maine with the goal of teaching people how to grow high-quality medical marijuana, reports the Portland Press Herald. "There's a huge need for (knowledge), and some people aren't sure where to get it," explains instructor Ray Logan.

The state has about 1,000 registered medical marijuana patients—Logan is one of them—and MSU hopes to grow as the number expands. The first three-hour workshop (which costs $79, or $59 if you're a student, senior, or veteran) took place this month and the second is set for May. But the classroom isn't quite the stoner's paradise it might seem: So as not to tangle with the law, Logan uses basil in his demonstrations, not the real stuff.