Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Cannabis Medicine

The Institute of Emerging Health Professions

The graduate certificate in Cannabis Medicine is designed to equip clinicians with the understanding of current cannabinoid therapies  and their health effects.

Program Length

1-2 years

Program Format



Clinical degree l See more


August 16, 2019

Start date

September 3, 2019


Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp

The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University is the nation's only comprehensive academic resource for education, research, and practice pertaining to the potential use of cannabinoids as medical therapy. The legal cannabis industry is projected to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy over the next decade.  There are, however, few educational programs that prepare scientists, researchers, and clinicians to join this burgeoning field.

Cannabis – as marijuana – has traditionally been included in the educational curricula of  health care professionals only as a drug of abuse. In recent years, much has been learned about the endocannabinoid system and the physiological  impacts of both endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids.  In this certificate program, gaining an understanding of the science underlying endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids as well as their clinical applications will help to close  the educational gap. Expert faculty will provide a didactic and  interactive experience for health care professionals who choose to obtain the fully accredited Certificate in Cannabis Medicine from  Thomas Jefferson University, one of the most highly respected  health sciences universities in the United States.

Foresnic Science Education Education

This certificate is offered in partnership with the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education.  For over twenty years the Center has been at the forefront of the forensic community, providing novel developments in research, training and education in the forensic sciences.  Their internationally recognized staff have partnered with the Lambert Center and Thomas Jefferson University to provide an unparalleled learning experience in this emerging field.


Fall 2018 Credit Hours Course Number
Cultural History, Regulation, and Policy of Cannabis (optional) THIS COURSE IS NOT REQUIRED BUT CAN BE TAKEN INSTEAD OF CANNABINOID RESEARCH DESIGN   3 CPY 510
Spring 2019
Credit Hours Course Number  
Pathology Potentially Responsive to Cannabis 3 CMD 503 Online
Cannabinoid Research Design 3  CMD  520 Online
Summer 2019
Credit Hours Course Number Format
Conventional & Cannabinoid Therapy of Disease  3    CMD         504 Online
Fall 2019
Credit Hours Course Number Format
Negative Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids 3    CMD         505 Online
Pathology Potentially Responsive to Cannabis 3 CMD 503 Online

Are you interested in taking the Cultural History, Regulation, and Policy of Cannabis or Cannabinoid Research Design course? Courses will begin on January 3, 2019. Learn how to apply here as a non-matriculated student.

Program Information

2019-2020 Academic Year  

Fall 2019 start date: September 3, 2019
To view the academic calendar, please visit our Academic Calendar page.

Tuition and fees vary by program and term. For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar and select the academic year, the college/school:  "Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions" and the academic program.

Contact us

Program Director
Judith Spahr, MPH, MLS, MEd
Phone: 215-503-1111

Admissions Contact
Marc Stearns