Saskatchewan Polytechnic students may get a chance to try their hand at cannabis research now that the school has been awarded federal licenses to study the plants.
Blaine Chartrand, the bioscience technology program head, told CTV News the licenses would give the school a chance to market its lab equipment to cannabis companies and give students hands-on experience in this growing industry.
“We have some specialized equipment in our labs, and that allows us to get students involved in a research process. They learn to do research, and we also get a chance to work with industry.”
Chartrand says the goal isn’t to compete with private companies that already offer these lab services but to work in partnership with the industry to teach students before they start their careers.
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