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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

Schedule & Fees

This 3-course academic certificate of completion will be offered entirely online through McMaster Continuing Education and will be available to interested persons working in the health, education, public service, and community betterment sectors across the country. 

Courses will cover fundamental cannabis science, therapeutic applications of the substance, and the possible risks and harms related to consumption. 

Class sizes are limited. Enrol now to secure your spot. 

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Online (O)
Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Course Unit Course # Tuition
Date /Time /Format Sec
Date /Time /Format Sec
Date /Time /Format Sec
Fundamentals of Cannabis Science 3 SCC 101 $849
May 13 - Jul 21
Jun 17 - Aug 25

Fall 2019 - Tentative Course Offerings:​

Fundamentals of Cannabis Science
Date: Fall 2019
Instructor: Michael Amlung 

Risks and Harms of Cannabis 
Date: Fall 2019
Instructor: Iris Balodis

Winter 2020 - Tentative Course Offerings:​

Therapeutic Applications of Cannabis
Date: Winter 2020
Instructor: Jason Busse


*Full detailed schedule coming soon.