Article by CNW Group via Cannabis Life Network
McMaster University Continuing Education opened enrolment today for its new Science of Cannabis program – one of the first post-secondary programs in the country focused on the scientific study of cannabis and its therapeutic applications, risks and harms.
In partnership with the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, the program offers an evidence-based approach to understanding the science behind the substance. As a 3-course academic certificate of completion, the program can be taken entirely online through McMaster Continuing Education and will be available to interested persons working in the health, education, public service, and social and community services sectors across the country.
Dr. James MacKillop, holder of the Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, and Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, is responsible for overseeing the development of all course content and looks forward to sharing current research with participants.
“This program really takes advantage of a lot of faculty expertise,” said MacKillop. “Students are going to have first-hand exposure to all different avenues of cannabis research that are being pursued within our centres.”
To combat abundant misinformation about the substance, the Science of Cannabisprogram addresses the need for high-quality education in the field and provides students with the knowledge to separate fact from fiction.
Dr. Lorraine Carter, Director of McMaster Continuing Education, believes there is enthusiasm for the topic across a variety of sectors.