DENVER -- THC University, the brainchild of 24-year-old
entrepreneur Matt Jones, promises to teach people to grow marijuana from
"I know people are gonna laugh, but there's gonna be a lot
of people who are gonna take it seriously, too," said Jones, who will
offer the courses out of a classroom he is renting at Auraria Campus in
"I think a lot of people just think you plant a seed, and let it go," he added.
Jones says it's more complicated, and he will bring in experts to
teach day-long classes starting in February and again in March. He says
people won't have a way to purchase marijuana legally for nearly a year
and might want to learn how to grow the plant themselves.
"You don't know all the time, where it came from, what exactly you're
getting and where it came from. So this is a great way for you to be
able to choose, I want my plants to be soil, I want it to be hydro, I
want it to be organic," said Jones.
He will offer an "Associates," "Bachelors" and "Masters" degree - with the latter two providing 24-hour customer service.
"So long as there's no marijuana actually in the classroom, then
there's no legal impediment at all to this scholarly pursuit," said
9NEWS legal analyst Scott Robinson.
"You're probably going to be able to matriculate, without any convictions," he added.
To learn more, visit http://thcuniversity.org/