Professor expects ‘high enrollment’ in pot policy class

The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A university in Philadelphia plans to offer communications students the opportunity to take a class that analyzes marijuana policy and its history of prohibition.

Temple University Professor Linn Washington tells The Philadelphia Inquirer he’s partnering with a marijuana reform advocate to teach the Marijuana in the News course next spring.

The class will be available to communications students who could encounter the issue in their professions, including aspiring journalists and public relations specialists.

The course will be available to undergraduate and graduate students at the university’s main campus.

The class will be cancelled if minimum registration requirements aren’t met, though Washington says they’re anticipating a “high enrollment.”

Several other universities throughout the country also offer marijuana policy courses, including the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Denver.