University of Maryland cannabis degree

Jun 28, 2019
University of Maryland Launches Degree in Medical Cannabis Science

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has launched the country’s first Master of Science program in medical cannabis science and therapeutics.

The school says the degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry.

The program will be based at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. It will be a two-year program designed for any individual who has completed his or her undergraduate degree and is interested in pursuing a career in the medical cannabis industry.

“Medical cannabis has been legalized in 33 states, including Maryland, as well as Washington, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico,” said Natalie D. Eddington, dean and professor of the School of Pharmacy. “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.”

The application deadline for this program is Aug. 15 for classes beginning on Aug. 26, 2019.

To learn more about the program, click here.

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