Cannabis Curriculum Convening at Stockton University
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About the Event
Join cannabis educators to exchange curriculum ideas, network, and discuss strategies to enhance cannabis instruction in higher education. Eleven unique panels will cover cannabis education from multiple discipline perspectives and will conclude with a discussion about inter-institutional cooperation.
Rob Mejia is an Adjunct Professor at Stockton University where he teaches the Introduction to Medical Cannabis and Preparation for Cannabis Internship classes. As one of the leads for the hemp/cannabis internship program he has helped place dozens of students in valuable internships. He is also creating new curriculum for the cannabis studies department focusing on social justice and cannabis and integrated cannabis media. He is often called upon to speak about cannabis at events and to diverse audiences. Currently, he is helping to establish CHRIS -the Cannabis & Hemp Research Institute at Stockton- as a hemp and non-medical research hub and cannabis education center.
Dr. Holmes received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at New York University and was a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral Fellow at Columbia University in New York City. She has received more than $5 Million in federal grant funding, including the Presidential Early Career Award funded by the National Science Foundation. Her scholarship led to 3 patents and nearly 40 peer reviewed journal publications. Dr. Holmes is passionate about teaching organic chemistry at Doane University and is an expert in cannabis chemistry and the cannabis industry. Dr. Holmes has given local, national, and international lectures and has published articles on cannabis education, terpenes, endocannabinoid system, major and minor cannabinoids, extraction methods, niche markets like using CBD for the pet industry, and unique topics that involve the rapidly emerging cannabis industry.
Koral C. Fritz is a licensed attorney in Michigan and a professor at Lake Superior State University, where she instructs students majoring in cannabis business. In addition to cannabis business courses, Koral teaches business law, collective bargaining, and labor law. She also serves as an advisor for the student-run Cannabis Studies Club on campus. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Michigan and both a Juris Doctor and a master's degree in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. Koral grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and she has spent time living in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Sault Sainte Marie, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.