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This guy can’t be serious.

PORTLAND — Ray Logan has been growing marijuana for 30 years.

When he started, it was a purely recreational — and illegal — hobby, and one he naturally kept as quiet as possible.

Now, Logan is turning his experience and knowledge of the plant into a very public business: Marijuana State University.

Logan is offering three-hour workshops for people who want to learn how to grow high-quality marijuana in their homes. It is the latest business to sprout from Maine’s medical marijuana law, which allows registered patients, caregivers and dispensaries to grow the drug to treat specific medical symptoms and conditions, from intractable pain to AIDS.

Although marijuana can grow like a weed under the right conditions, cultivating medicinal-quality plants indoors takes some know-how, Logan said.

Even though medical marijuana is legal in Maine the local police are still keeping an eye on Logan’s class

“For right now, I just enjoy doing it (and) helping people learn how to grow,” he said.

To prevent conflicts with police, he uses basil and other legal household plants to teach the class. State regulators and police took note of his recent class in Portland, but nothing more.

Although medical marijuana does create some gray areas for police, “it is possible, certainly, to grow marijuana legally,” said Portland police Lt. Gary Rogers.

Clearly, he’s dead serious. Bet there will be very few college dropouts at this school…




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