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Medical marijuana school teaches growing

Nov. 4, 2009 at 6:21 PM

HILLSBORO, Ore., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Organizers of a medical marijuana "university" in Oregon said the program has helped dozens of people learn how to grow cannabis and use it to manage illness.

The Oregon Medical Cannabis University, which opened last month in Hillsboro, offers classes and contains community centers where students can access the drug, KPTV, Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday.

"We've had people with cancer, Parkinson's, broken bones. We had a guy with hip surgery who was in a wheelchair when he came here and (now) he's walking around with a cane," said Claudia Lavander, the university's president.

Lavander said owners currently fund the school but they hope to eventually fund the classes with membership payments.

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