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.
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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.
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 Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University to provide an unparalleled learning experience in this emerging field.
|Course Name||Credit Hours||Course Number
|Cultural History, Regulation, and Policy of Cannabis or
Cannabinoid Research Design
|Pathology Potentially Responsive to Cannabis (prerequisite)||3||CMD 503||Online|
|Conventional & Cannabinoid Therapy of Disease||3||CMD 504||Online|
|Health Implications of Medicinal Cannabis||3||CMD 505||Online|
Are you interested in taking the Cultural History, Regulation, and Policy of Cannabis or Cannabinoid Research Design course? Courses will begin on January 13, 2020. Learn how to apply here as a non-matriculated student.
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 review our Tuition Information (PDF) in the 'Institute of Emerging Health Professions' section.