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Atlantic City Casino To Offer Pot-growing Program

(Medical marijuana.  File photo by David McNew/ Getty Images)

(Medical marijuana. File photo by David McNew/ Getty Images)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CBS) – A California-based “marijuana school” is hosting a four-day seminar on growing your own pot in Atlantic City this August.

Oaksterdam University is offering the program – with potential for certification – at Bally’s casino from Aug. 23-26.

But sorry, aspiring cannabis cultivators – there won’t be any actual weed plants at this seminar due to New Jersey laws.

“Specialized horticultural training dovetails well with our Classic program, as it is important for aspiring budtenders, cannabis chefs, and collective members to have a well rounded education,” the university says. “Oaksterdam University Atlantic City is the same as the OU Horticulture Seminar in Oakland without hands-on labs or live plants due to federal intervention.”

Students at the event will learn everything from the history of marijuana to how to grow the plants and keep them free from pests.

Anyone interested in attending the weed workshop can register on Oaksterdam University’s website.

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