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A Holistic Approach to Health Using Medical Cannabis

Hillary Woodson Gaskins, MD is a team player in her patients’ lives. As founder and owner of the Virgin Islands Center for Integrative Medicine in St. Thomas, Gaskins’ mission is to serve, empower and partner with patients on the path to wellness, transformation and wholeness. “I try to help enlighten patients and go beyond pharmaceuticals,” […]

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A Retired Science Teacher Explores a New Path with Cannabis

Central Vermont resident Ann Ndione is a retired science teacher who enrolled in the UVM Cannabis Science and Medicine Program this fall. Ann, who studied Horticulture and Horticultural Therapy at the New York Botanical Gardens, talked to us about her experience in the new UVM online program. Why did you enroll in the UVM cannabis […]

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A California Chef Joins UVM Online Program to Learn the Science of Cannabis

California chef Fred Nesbitt joined the UVM Cannabis Science and Medicine Program to take his passion for cooking with cannabis to the next level. Two decades ago, he began his education and career in the cannabis industry while working at activist Dennis Peron’s CHAMP, the world’s first cannabis collective in San Francisco. In 2002, Fred […]

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Will Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic?

The U.S. is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Prescription opioid overdoses killed more than 165,000 Americans between 1999 and 2014, and the health and social costs of abusing such drugs are estimated to be as much as $55 billion a year. An article […]

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Why the Legal Cannabis Market is Booming

The cannabis industry is now the fastest growing industry in the U.S. A 2016 report by ArcView Market Research, a leading marijuana industry investment and research firm, found that legal cannabis sales jumped 17 percent in 2015 to $5.4 billion. Sales will grow by 25 percent in 2016 to reach $6.7 billion in total U.S. […]

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UVM Cannabis Experts to Participate in Online Speaker Series

Photo: Flickr Creative Commons The University of Vermont is organizing a free, online cannabis speaker series featuring five academic experts in medicine, botany, business, and policy. The series, presented by UVM Continuing and Distance Education and the UVM College of Medicine, will be May 25, June 8, June 22, and July 13. Featured speakers—all from […]

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UVM Cannabis Webinar Series Examines Policy, Medicinal Use, Edibles

By Cynthia Belliveau, EdD Dean, UVM Continuing and Distance Education As cannabis laws in the United States evolve, the need for an informed and engaged community discussion is more important than ever. UVM Continuing and Distance Education is hosting a free Cannabis Speaker Series webinar program in May and June to examine the history, policies, […]

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A Shift in Public Opinion on the Legalization of Marijuana

More Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana today compared to a decade ago, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center. Today, 57 percent of U.S. adults say the use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37 percent say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion on legalizing marijuana was […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Drug Spending

Doctors prescribing medical marijuana to Medicare patients in place of prescription drugs is helping save taxpayers millions of dollars, a new study reports. According to a recent study published in the Health Affairs journal, doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to Medicare patients in place of medications that have been typically used to treat seizures, depression, […]

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Exploring the Science of Medical Marijuana at UVM

Photo: UVM Pharmacology Professor Wolfgang Dostmann, PhD. By Carolyn Shapiro It’s a formidable challenge to develop a syllabus for a college-level pharmacology course focused entirely on a drug that’s illegal to possess, use, and even research under federal law. That’s the task that Karen Lounsbury, PhD, and Wolfgang Dostmann, PhD, have undertaken as they plan […]

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