- The University of Maryland School announced a new Masters program in Medical Cannabis.
- The Program aims to equip students about how to support students and the cannabis industry
- The course will take a two-year period to complete
While more people are beginning to accept the legalization of marijuana, a university has taken it a notch higher by creating programs aimed at studying the field.
Now they can get a master's degree in marijuana.
As more states in the US move to legalize marijuana, both medically and recreationally, a number of schools are creating graduate and undergraduate programs aimed at studying the field to supply a more educated U.S. marijuana workforce.
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy announced in a press release a new Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics this fall.
The aim of the degree is to teach students how to "support patients and the medical cannabis industry, and to existing research in the field, and develop well-informed medical cannabis policy."
Specifically, the two-year program will look at "basic science, clinical use, adverse effects and public health, and federal and state laws and policies surrounding medical cannabis."
“Medical cannabis has been legalized in 33 states, including Maryland, as well as in Washington, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico,” Dean of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Natalie Eddington said in a release.
“This number is only expected to increase in the future, fueling a demand for an educated workforce that is well-trained in both the science and therapeutic effects associated with this medicinal plant,” she added.
Natalie Eddington revealed that the university’s Masters in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics has been critically designed to prepare students to meet this demand.
“Innovations in instructional design throughout the curriculum will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on communities across the United States," she said.
Other universities in the US also offer undergraduate courses like the University of Connecticut’s and the State University of New York at Morrisville.
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