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Michigan is leading the nation when it comes to marrying cannabis and education, as a Michigan university is the first in the U.S. to give out a cannabis chemistry scholarship.

Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie first started its cannabis chemistry program back in 2019.

Now, Steadfast Labs in Hazel Park is giving out an annual $1,200 scholarships for LSSU students in the program.

“By funding this scholarship, Steadfast Labs again demonstrates their commitment to supporting future chemists who will enter the workforce and provide public safety in the cannabis field,” Dr. Steven Johnson, dean of the College of Science and the Environment at LSSU, said in a statement.

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