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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

FAQs

  • With the legalization of cannabis across Canada and many parts of the globe we are currently seeing a paradigm shift. Preconceptions of cannabis are changing and people are coming to the realization that there are not enough scientific knowledge and understanding to properly educate the populace - across many industries. These industries include: healthcare and big pharma, law enforcement, education, transportation and legal services.

    With this huge shift in how cannabis is viewed, there are new opportunities for scientific research to help better inform the general public and the government sector. You will learn about: cannabis science, therapeutic applications, the related potential risks and harm, and to better understand how cannabis works & the effects on those who consume it.

  • Yes, anyone who has an interest in the Science of Cannabis program is eligible to enrol. In order to be admitted to the program, our university requirements are that you must have:

    1. - An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent;
    2. - Be a mature student, or;
    3. - Be deemed an exceptional case
    4. - Ensure you meet the program requirements if you are a new Canadian or an International student
    5. - Must be 19 or older to participate in the program
    6. - community
    7. - social services
    8. - child & youth studies

    Refer to the Admission Requirements page for more information on admittance to the Science of Cannabis program

  • The Science of Cannabis certificate of completion program is a three course program that is offered completely online and can be started in the Fall, Winter, or Spring semester and can be completed in as little as two semesters.

  • The Science of Cannabis certificate of completion program is not designed to train or prepare individuals for a career in cannabis sales, agriculture, genetics, or distribution business, but it is an excellent supplemental resource in developing a better understanding of the science that goes on between cannabis, the body and the brain.

    Science of Cannabis certificate of completion is also an excellent supplemental elective that pairs well with individuals who are Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Researchers), Social Service Workers (Social Workers, Counsellors, Therapists), or in the Public Sector (Teachers, Police Officers, First Responders, Public Health Workers).

  • Science of Cannabis certificate of completion is an excellent supplemental elective that pairs well with individuals who are in or entering the:

    1. - Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Researchers)
    2. - Social Service Workers(Social Workers, Counsellors, Therapists)
    3. - Public Sector (Teachers, Police Officers, First Responders, Public Health Workers)
  • Currently, there are no prerequisites that must be taken to enter the Science of Cannabis Certificate program. Please refer to the Admission Requirements page to make sure you meet the program eligibility requirements that are necessary to register.

  • The Science of Cannabis certificate program is a three course program that is offered completely online as part of the many programs offered at McMaster Continuing Education.

  • Please refer to the schedule and fees for The Science of Cannabis Certificate program.

  • The Science of Cannabis program is an excellent opportunity to gain up-to-date, current, scientific information that will help make you a better informed individual in the cannabis industry. It is an excellent resource in developing a better understanding of the science that goes on between cannabis, the body and the brain. You will become a critical thinker when it comes to medicinal and non-medicinal cannabis use in health care settings and beyond.

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