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

Start date

Fall 2020

Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp

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 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



CMD 510

CMD 520


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.

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 review our Tuition Information (PDF) in the 'Institute of Emerging Health Professions' section. 

Contact Us

Program Contact

Admissions Contact

Seth Carver

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