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The Science of Cannabis

Separate fact from fiction.

A collaborative program involving the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and McMaster Continuing Education

Check out these ​helpful resources for more information about the Science of Cannabis program. 

Gain a better understanding of what topics and issues will be covered in each course, the features and benefits of the program,  and why cannabis research is so important in Canada today. 

Watch this recording of our recent program preview:

 

Hear what our instructors have to say about ​the courses:

​Learn how each course approaches important cannabis topics shaping research today. Each instructor outlines the focus of their course, the skills and knowledge students will gain, and why these topics are fundamental to understanding the impact cannabis will have on medicine in Canada. 

The Science of Cannabis - Program Overview

Dr. James MacKillop, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, and Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, ​oversees the course development for the Science of Cannabis program and provides a comprehensive overview of what participants can expect to learn.​

Course # 1 - Fundamentals of Cannabis Science

Dr. Michael Amlung discusess the importance of a well-rounded approach to understanding the chemistry and biology of cannabis. ​


 

Course # 2 - Risks and Harms of Cannabis

Dr. Iris Balodis discusess how the course will review possible risks, harms, side effects and potential benefits of cannabis use and misuse. ​


 

Course # 3 - Therapeutic Applications of Cannabis

Dr. Jason Busse discusess how to separate fact from fiction with regard to what therapeutic benefits cannabis can provide patients and how clinicians can better understand the research. ​