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Get Your Master's in Medical Marijuana at University of Maryland

June 26, 2019

University of Maryland will be the first university in the United States to offer a master's program in medical marijuana.

The two-year Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program will be through University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy.

“Medical cannabis has been legalized in 33 states, including Maryland, as well as in Washington, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico,” said Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS, dean and professor at UMSOP in a press 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."

Classes for the program will mostly include online teachings with a few in-person symposia to give students hands on experience.

Applications for the program are due no later than August 15.

Classes begin August 26.

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