Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
Rhode Island’s amended medical marijuana law takes effect September 1, 2014, opening up opportunities for caregivers new to the industry needing legal and medicinal quality marijuana education. To help fill the information gap for existing and prospective medical marijuana caregivers, Oaksterdam University (OU) is hosting a three-day seminar led by medical marijuana and industrial hemp expert, respected activist, and Rhode Island native Todd McCormick.
The event, called Grow Medicine, will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center on August 15, 16 and 17 going from 10 am to 6 pm each day, and will cover everything from seed to sale in three one-day presentations. Topics covered include an overview of cannabis sativa, advanced and commercial cultivation with a focus on the Dutch Method, and hashish extracts.
“People are seeking information they can trust from reliable sources with demonstrable backgrounds in the cannabis industry. Participants in professional cannabis education are quickly becoming the leaders in this emerging industry,” said McCormick, when asked why it was important to attend. “We choose my home state of Rhode Island not just because it is where I grew up, but also because according to recent statistics, it has the highest concentration of tokers in the entire United States!”
In response to why OU is hosting GrowMedicine, Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones said, “OU offers students the chance to learn about this controversial plant, and creates an interesting blend of individuals and opportunity. We welcome diverse students who want to change careers or simply brush up on their horticulture skills. OU also attracts business owners who want to train their staff, folks who want to open their own business, and patients trying to understand the law and their rights.”
About Todd McCormick: McCormick spent most of his young life in the children’s ward of Rhode Island Hospital battling Histiocytosis X, a rare form of cancer. He experienced multiple rounds of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. When he was nine, his mother chose to give him cannabis as anti-nausea to help with side-effect of his treatment, which had amazing results for him.
McCormick began cultivating his own medicine in 1984, which was the beginning of a new career in cannabis—-one that has taken him around the world advocating for its benefits. His first book, How to Grow Medical Marijuana was released in 1998. He was also the editor of the 12th edition of The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer and produced the book PROTESTIVAL: A 20 Year Retrospective of Seattle Hempfest. He co-produced fundraisers for the Marijuana Policy Project at the Playboy Mansion in 2007, 2008 and 2009; then in 2009 he produced the THC EXPO at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
McCormick also appeared in the documentary, THE UNION: the business behind getting high and is executive producer of the follow-up documentary titled, THE CULTURE HIGH, which will be released this summer. His next book GrowMEDICINE will also be published this year. He maintains a community website called HEMP.xxx.
About Oaksterdam University: Since 2007, Oaksterdam University has provided quality training about cannabis and marijuana policy reform for over 18,000 students at several campuses in the United States. OU is America’s first cannabis college, a forerunner in providing the highest quality training to people interested in a career in the cannabis industry, and the first institution to address the growing needs of the marijuana movement, from patients to regulators. OU’s faculty is comprised of professionals, academics and many of the most recognized names in the cannabis industry.
To schedule an interview with Todd McCormick or Dale Sky Jones, please call (510) 251-1544 or email events(at)oaksterdamuniversity(dot)com. Onsite interviews in Rhode Island on the day before and the first day of the seminar are available.