For $499, students can enroll in an intensive four-week course Education in Cultivation,teaching advanced growing techniques for medical-grade marijuana. Almost 100 people have completed the class so far. The course is part of the Cannabis College at Medical Marijuana Tampa, a first-of-its-kind enterprise for the area and the brainchild of 33-year-old entrepreneur Jeremy Bufford. We want to come out of the gate as a leader in the local medical marijuana industry, says Bufford. What were doing is unlike anything else being done in the state. click to enlarge Todd Bates We want to come out of the gate as a leader in the local medical marijuana industry, says Jeremy Bufford of Medical Marijuana Tampa. Bufford, a clean-cut former IT consultant, says his career switch was inspired by his father, a high school band instructor who fell ill in 2008 and underwent a complicated hernia surgery. He was bedridden, frail, constantly nauseous, Bufford says. He didnt want to risk a heavy legal drug like Oxycontin or anything like that, so he tried marijuana and the results were amazing. His appetite returned, the pain and nausea went away, and he could finally function.
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