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Pot-Growing School 'THC University' Opens In Denver
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture, Growing, Products
Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

With Colorado currently being the only state in the U.S. which legally allows recreational marijuana users to grow their own plants (since the passage of Amendment 64 by voters in November), a new cannabis cultivation college has opened its doors.

THC University, founded by 24-year-old entrepreneur Matt Jones, aims to teach people how to grow marijuana at home, reports Nick McGurk of 9 News. Jones plans to offer the courses out of a classroom he's renting at Auraria Campus in Denver.

Jones will offer an "Associate's," "Bachelor's" and "Master's" degree -- with the latter two providing 24-hour assistance for aspiring cannabis cultivators.

"Even Obama said 'It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal,' " Jones told Toke of the Town on Wednesday. So if the feds and states say recreational use is OK in Colorado, sounds like growing at home is the safest bet."

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Matt Jones, THC University: "The goal is to help Coloradans interested in growing marijuana, learn how to safely, and legally do so, in a fun, comforting and supporting environment"
"Not only is it the safest, it's the most economical," Jones said. "Imagine spending as little as $100, for commercial $1,000+ amount of marijuana. Growing at home is also a great hobby and you can perfect the craft, growing your favorite bud just the way you like it," Jones said.

"You don't know all the time, where it came from, what exactly you're getting," Jones said. "So this is a great way to be able to choose, I want my plants to be soil, I want it to be hydro, I want it to be organic.

"So right now, for marijuana smokers in Colorado it's tough; marijuana is legal, they can smoke in their homes, but they can't buy it," Jones said. "For those wanting to grow it, there are options available to learn, like schools -- yes, weed school.

According to Jones, there will be classes to train Coloradans how to successfully grow at home, "and best of all, give you all the equipment needed to get started, except the plants -- although those may come soon," he said.

"The goal is to help Coloradans interested in growing marijuana, learn how to safely, and legally do so, in a fun, comforting and supporting environment," Jones said.

"We want it to be in the best education setting as possible, so most likely classrooms rented out in colleges across Colorado," said THC University cofounder Freedman Lafleur. "We plan on having weekly classes in Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins."

"So far in Colorado, there are no immediate signs that every resident will have a marijuana plant in their home," Jones said. "Home Depot isn't running out of gardening supplies due to the extreme demand; Xcel hasn't had to complain about grow lights taking up energy on the grid, and there isn't a haze of marijuana smell lingering across the state.

"No, not your average Coloradan will be growing marijuana," Jones said, "but for the smokers wanting to save money, never run out, and have lots of friends, growing at home is the best option."




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