Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp

The Mission of the Lambert Center is to serve as the nationwide comprehensive resource for education, research, and clinical practice in the therapeutic use of cannabinoids and industrial hemp. Jefferson is the first major health sciences university in the United States to provide a comprehensive academic resource for the medicinal application and business of cannabis and hemp, in keeping with its nearly 200-year history of innovation in science and medical education.

Goals of the Lambert Center

  • Provide expert-developed, unbiased information to clinicians and patients about the medical uses of marijuana, hemp extract, and other cannabinoid-focused therapies
  • Conduct research and serve as a networking nidus for multicenter, multinational research to evaluate and elevate the evidence basis for cannabinoid therapy in multiple medical conditions
  • Provide best support for the development of entrepreneurial and socially responsible business and clinical approaches within the emerging medical cannabis industry
  • Explore and develop new ways to use hemp in medical, industrial, and consumer products

Mission

Our mission at The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp is to advance the scientific basis, research efforts, educational opportunities, positive social impact opportunities, and patient experience associated with the clinical use of cannabis-derived medicinal therapies.  We also strive to develop new and innovative hemp-based technologies in the medical and industrial spaces.

Education

Through Thomas Jefferson University, we offer a variety of educational opportunities such as continuing education courses for professional development and first-of-their-kind graduate certificates in Cannabis Medicine and Cannabis Science. Our courses are developed by world-renowned experts to provide an in-depth look into the world of cannabis science and medicine from a diverse faculty of clinicians and public figures.

Research

We conduct research and serve as a networking nidus for multicenter, multinational research to evaluate and elevate the evidence basis for cannabinoid therapy in multiple medical conditionsWe also collaborate with other research institutions around the world to establish clinical and industrialmedicinal research agendas.

We believe that expert, patient-focused pharmacists will play a critical role in future dispensing of medical cannabis products. Jefferson’s Center provides valuable resources and leadership to help create this new class of professionals.

Patricia A. Epple, CEO
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Jefferson is a leader in innovation, and the launch of The Lambert Center signals the institution’s dedication to embrace the ever-evolving nature of healthcare. Understanding and researching new cutting-edge methods for the treatment of disease is a fundamental goal, and Jefferson is proud to be among the first of its kind to offer resources and support for the revolutionary expansion for medicinal marijuana and cannabinoid-based therapies.

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA
President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University;
CEO, Jefferson Health