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Cannabis college: Canadian students learn to grow pot

Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, instructs his students inside the marijuana lab in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. As Canadians prepare for the legalization of recreational cannabis this week, 24 students are becoming the first in the country to get formal credentials in growing pot.
  
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Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, instructs his students inside the marijuana lab in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. As Canadians prepare for the legalization of recreational...more

Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, instructs his students inside the marijuana lab in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. As Canadians prepare for the legalization of recreational cannabis this week, 24 students are becoming the first in the country to get formal credentials in growing pot. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Small marijuana plants grow in the lab. Canada will become the first industrialized nation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis on Wednesday, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals who had argued the move would keep pot out of the hands of underage users and reduce related crime.  

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Small marijuana plants grow in the lab. Canada will become the first industrialized nation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis on Wednesday, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals who had argued the move...more

Small marijuana plants grow in the lab. Canada will become the first industrialized nation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis on Wednesday, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals who had argued the move would keep pot out of the hands of underage users and reduce related crime. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, instructs his students on how to use light meter for the marijuana lab. Students will learn to irrigate, feed, protect, track with bar codes, test for chemical content, harvest and cure, said program coordinator Bill MacDonald.  

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Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, instructs his students on how to use light meter for the marijuana lab. Students will learn to irrigate, feed, protect, track with bar codes,...more

Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, instructs his students on how to use light meter for the marijuana lab. Students will learn to irrigate, feed, protect, track with bar codes, test for chemical content, harvest and cure, said program coordinator Bill MacDonald. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the light in the marijuana lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Ontario. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the light in the marijuana lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Ontario. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the light in the marijuana lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Ontario. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. As authorities worry Canada's legal cannabis supply may fall short of demand and fail to choke off the black market, the program is attracting interest, MacDonald said.


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Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. As authorities worry Canada's legal cannabis supply may fall short of demand and fail to choke off the black market, the program is attracting...more

Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. As authorities worry Canada's legal cannabis supply may fall short of demand and fail to choke off the black market, the program is attracting interest, MacDonald said. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Students enter the shipping container which houses the marijuana lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College.   

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Students enter the shipping container which houses the marijuana lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Students enter the shipping container which houses the marijuana lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Shipping containers house the marijuana lab at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Shipping containers house the marijuana lab at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Shipping containers house the marijuana lab at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the blue light in the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the blue light in the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the blue light in the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Canada's burgeoning marijuana industry has caught the attention of major retailers like Walmart's Canadian unit and other global companies, mainly in the alcohol and beverage industries, who are considering entering the market for cannabis-infused products.


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Canada's burgeoning marijuana industry has caught the attention of major retailers like Walmart's Canadian unit and other global companies, mainly in the alcohol and beverage industries, who are considering entering the market for cannabis-infused...more

Canada's burgeoning marijuana industry has caught the attention of major retailers like Walmart's Canadian unit and other global companies, mainly in the alcohol and beverage industries, who are considering entering the market for cannabis-infused products. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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One thing students at Niagara College will not be able to do is make use of their product: All the plants have to be destroyed at the end of the course.


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One thing students at Niagara College will not be able to do is make use of their product: All the plants have to be destroyed at the end of the course. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

One thing students at Niagara College will not be able to do is make use of their product: All the plants have to be destroyed at the end of the course. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, changes the LED lights inside the lab. 


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Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, changes the LED lights inside the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, changes the LED lights inside the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Bill MacDonald instructs his students. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald instructs his students. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald instructs his students. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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A marijuana plant in the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

A marijuana plant in the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

A marijuana plant in the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the blue light in the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the blue light in the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the blue light in the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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A student of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College inspects a plant. 

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A student of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College inspects a plant. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

A student of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College inspects a plant. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Shipping containers house the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Shipping containers house the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Shipping containers house the lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Bill MacDonald instructs his students. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald instructs his students. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald instructs his students. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Bill MacDonald points to one of the plants inside the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald points to one of the plants inside the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald points to one of the plants inside the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, poses inside the marijuana lab. 

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Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, poses inside the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Bill MacDonald, program coordinator of the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College, poses inside the marijuana lab. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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