It’s the first of its kind in North Dakota, and only the second such program in the country.
Minot State University will offer a major in “medicinal plant chemistry.”
Think medical cannabis.
Minot State Chemistry Professor Chris Heth said most often, marijuana is either smoked or eaten.
"And then you get everything in the plant," Heth said. "That's not always desirable."
THC is the main chemical that provides the psycho-active effects. Heth said there are other compounds that may do some useful things, or do nothing.