It’s a three hour long class that focuses on how to grow marijuana plants. Ray Logan started the program, it’s targeted towards people with medical marijuana cards but it is open to the public.
Ray uses powerpoints and plant demonstrations to teach the class. He say’s there is a need for this type of class because the demand for medical marijuana exceeds the supply. According to Ray there’s a ‘catch 22’ to the medical marijuana debate. He says the dispensaries have a shortage of plants to provide their patients because there is a limit on how many they can grow.
Ray says, “The problem is for caregivers and dispensaries a like you’re only allowed to grow six plants per person. If you don’t have the people under you, you can’t grow the plants, and if you don’t have the product it’s really hard to get people under you. That’s the catch 22.”
The class sizes are small now, but Ray hopes that they will eventually be as successful as Richard Lee’s school, Oaksterdam University in California.
Ray got his medical marijuana card in 1996 when he got in a sky diving accident and severed his spine.
Ray says he contacted the state before beginning the business, and though they wouldn’t endorse it they told him, “teaching the public would be a good idea.” There are no other workshops scheduled so far for Marijuana State University, but Ray says he hopes to have more classes in areas Lewiston, Augusta, and Biddeford in the coming months.
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