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Sault Ste. Marie – A university in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has opened a 2,600-square-foot-center for training and research related to the expanding cannabis industry.

Lake Superior State University, which announced a cannabis chemistry program last year, held the ribbon cutting for the new Cannabis Center of Excellence on Friday, according to The Mining Journal.

University officials have deemed it as a way to train undergraduate students as “job-ready chemists, with hands-on, innovative experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation and industry protocols,” according to a news release.

Michigan allows marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, which became legal in December.

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