Thomas Jefferson University
Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp

Welcome to The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp

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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.


Our History

Barry Lambert is renowned in the Australian banking industry for founding Count Financial, Australia’s largest network of accounting-based advisory firms. Barry is now the Chairman of Ecofibre Limited which owns leading US-based nutraceutical and hemp producer Ananda Hemp.

At 6-months old, Barry and Joy's granddaughter, Katelyn, was diagnosed with a form of crippling epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome. It's a rare genetic abnormality that affects the brain's electric signaling system and causes severe and repetitive seizures. Cannabis derived from hemp gave Katelyn substantial relief from her seizures. The Lamberts’ gift to Jefferson reflects a belief that more study into medicinal cannabis will offer greater hope for others.

Joy and I were extremely impressed with Jefferson’s rapid progress in the field of medicinal cannabis research and innovative approach to exploring all avenues for new therapies to include using hemp derived cannabinoids

- Barry Lambert

Read more from the press release here.


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.


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, Cannabinoid Pharmacology, and Cannabinoid Chemistry and Toxicology. 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.  

 


  • 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

We will also collaborate with other research institutions around the world to establish clinical and industrialmedicinal research agendas.


Donate

Your tax-deductible contribution will help support groundbreaking, unbiased medical cannabis research.


Testimonials

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.

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

It is mission critical to Jefferson that The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp maintain its reputation as the nation’s premiere resource for education, research and practice in the therapeutic use of cannabinoids and industrial hemp. To accomplish this we must be forward thinking – by continually assessing the mission of the Center, aligning it with the needs of the public, and ensuring that it is consistent with our organizational values.

- Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS, Interim Director, The Lambert Center