Receives a commission to be taught hashish! US $ 20,000 scholarship introduced

Yes, you read that right: you can now get paid to study cannabis! Cannatech healthcare company Veriheal just announced a $ 20,000 Innovation in Cannabis Scholarship for students pursuing a cannabis degree.

The scholarship first launched in 2020, however, it was only awarded $ 10,000 in scholarships last year. That year it was doubled to offer 20 scholarships worth $ 1,000 to qualified individuals.

“With this scholarship fund, we’re putting $ 20,000 straight into the hands of a new generation of innovators who will help shape the future of our industry,” said Joshua Green, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Veriheal. “The cannabis category is growing extremely fast and there are many complex problems that need to be solved in all sectors from finance and technology to science and education. At Veriheal, we are fortunate to be able to support budding entrepreneurs from all walks of life and to offer the cannabis field diverse, fresh perspectives. “

How do I apply?

To qualify for the scholarship, high school graduates and undergraduates must submit an essay of 1,000+ words explaining how they intend to improve the cannabis industry. The winners will be selected based on these essays.

All major subjects and specializations are eligible for this scholarship. The application deadline is July 30th at 5:00 p.m. EST. All students who are passionate about cannabis are encouraged to apply.

“At Veriheal, education and diversity are at the core of our core values, but we know how expensive it can be to graduate, especially amid a global pandemic,” said Co-Founder and Co-CEO Samuel Adetunji. “We were overwhelmed by the number of applicants we received for the ten awards we offered in 2020. We are excited to double that number in 2021 and offer scholarships to 20 promising students from various disciplines, backgrounds and fields of study. ”

“Veriheal has grown in triple digits over the past year and has become the nation’s leading cannabis education and medical marijuana card service. As a black-owned and operated company, it is very important to us to move it forward and invest in the future cannabis leaders who will break the barriers and pave the way for innovation in this emerging industry. “

In 2020 Maha Haq was one of the award winners. She now has a Masters of Science degree in Pharmacological Sciences: Medical Sciences and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy. The school is a pioneer in the field of cannabis studies. During her time there and at UCLA for undergraduate students, Haq founded Cannaclub, a group focused on advocacy and education for the next generation of cannabis users. The organization now has over 5,500 members across multiple universities.

Now Haq is CEO of Business Development at CREA Research Firm, a group that works with psychiatric drugs, psychedelics, and entheogens. Thanks in part to this scholarship, Haq and others in their generation can encourage more inclusivity and innovation in the cannabis field.

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