JUN 27, 2019 10:55 PM PDT

The University of Maryland to Launch a Graduate Degree in Cannabis

WRITTEN BY: C Reardon

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The University of Maryland plans to be the first university in the United States to offer a Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics. This two-year program will teach students how to treat patients medically with marijuana as well as allow students to participate in research with the intent of shaping future policy around medical cannabis.


With medical marijuana legalized in 33 states, the need for educated individuals trained in the science, and therapeutic effects, of this drug is becoming more and more apparent. This degree is all-encompassing, catering to anyone wanting to work within the medical cannabis space, whether that be future health care professionals, growers, or other industry professionals.


 "There is truly no other educational program that offers the in-depth instruction on the science, policy, and therapeutics of medical cannabis that students who are accepted into our program will receive," states Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, director of the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program. The actual program is designed for students who may not have a background in science or medicine, and the only degree requirement is a completed bachelor's degree of any disciplinary. 


The course will be held mainly online, except an in-person symposium each semester. These in-person opportunities will allow students to network and interact with peers and experts in the field. The university embraced the online format in hopes that it would allow for working individuals and those who can't relocate to still participate in the degree program. 


"Students who complete our program will have an unparalleled competitive advantage when it comes to pursuing or advancing a career in the medical cannabis industry," promises Sera. "These individuals will be well-prepared to support patients and the medical cannabis industry with the knowledge and skills gained from their coursework."
 

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