Jefferson University to offer Medical Marijuana programs

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on July 14, 2018.

Philadelphia based Thomas Jefferson University is all set to offer graduate-level certificate programs in medical marijuana. As per reports, the University will offer two graduate certificate programs in cannabis medicine and cannabinoid pharmacology.

The courses will be offered at the school's Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. The University will also begin a third program on cannabinoid chemistry and toxicology from 2019.

According to Charles Pollack, head of the Lambert Center, health care professionals have had few evidence-based educational options to learn about medical marijuana's benefits and risks in clinical settings.

However, it is expected that these will change with the introduction of these new programs. The center claims this will be the nation's first graduate-level certificate program in medical marijuana. Till date, more than 30 states have legalized marijuana in some form.

Last year, a government-commissioned group concluded the lack of scientific information about marijuana poses a risk to public health.

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