The Papago Plaza shopping center at Scottsdale and McDowell roads has been opened by the Green Horizons University, next to the Red Kimichi Korean Restaurant, Holy Hill Acupuncture, and the Flower Cart.
Dan Halbert, the school director, remarked that there was a requirement for education in terms of medical marijuana before dispensaries and cultivation centers open across Arizona. “Stoners, the young men who really love the plant, can be trained to work at a dispensary, to learn the effects of the plant, or at a hydroponic growing center,” Halbert said.
Halbert operates two medical marijuana dispensaries: the RainForest Collective near Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Sons of Beaches in San Diego.
A large number of marijuana cultivation schools are already operating in other medical marijuana states, including Cannabis Training University, the so-called Harvard of medical marijuana colleges, Oaksterdam University, and Hempgard University.
The courses of Greenway would include the history of hemp, cannabis therapeutics, and budtending 101 and all the offered courses have been approved by the Colorado Board of Occupational Schools. Green Horizons would also be selling growing equipment for medical marijuana cultivation and providing legal, medical, and auditing consultation to dispensary operators.