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Susan Hewlings Builds a Solid Foundation in the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Science sparked Susan Hewlings’ interest in cannabis. Hewlings, PhD, RN, is a scientist and consultant in the dietary supplement, CBD, and cannabis industries. Ten years ago, when friends who were opening dispensaries and seeking her advice and recommendations, she began exploring the science of it all. “It’s evolved over the years,” says Hewlings, who is […]

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Psychologist Explores the Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

Vicki Anderson, a licensed clinical psychologist from Newbury, New Hampshire, wants to take a deeper dive into the mental health benefits of cannabis. Anderson completed in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate last year. She returned to UVM in 2020 for the UVM Cannabis Plant Biology Professional Certificate, an eight-week online program that covers cannabis […]

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UVM Cannabis Certification Helps Professor Create Behavioral Research Project

Researching brain development in adolescents led Hilary Marusak to UVM’s cannabis program. Marusak, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Michigan, enrolled in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate last year. The knowledge she gained at UVM helped frame her new research study, which examines adolescent brain […]

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Oregon Consultant Charlotte Morrow Helps Cannabis Growers Become Energy Efficient

Charlotte Morrow was eager for more well-rounded conversations with indoor growers. Morrow is a project manager for Evergreen Consulting Group in Oregon, which focuses on light efficiency for utilities. When cannabis became legalized in the Pacific Northwest, local utilities found that indoor growers were using a significant energy load. In 2019, Morrow enrolled in the […]

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A Retired Dentist Explores Medical Cannabis Through UVM

James Brent is starting a new chapter in retirement. Once he retired from dentistry after 42 years in private practice, the Missouri resident enrolled in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate. Brent was eager to learn the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and dosing for medical cannabis. “I’m kind of an herbal hobbyist. I took some classes […]

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A Former Sports Therapist Finds Relief with Cannabis Treatment

Ken Johnson used to be the go-to person for injured athletes. The recreational gymnast spent the early part of his career providing sports therapy to elite athletes competing in everything from gymnastics and bobsledding. The Attleboro, Massachusetts, resident accompanied athletes to the Olympic Games in 2002, 2004, and 2006. But when Johnson became sidelined with […]

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Former Emergency Medicine Doctor Looks to a Future in Cannabis

Cannabis helped Valerie Hepburn recover from knee surgery. It also helped her reimagine her career. The former emergency medicine doctor, who became interested in integrative and functional medicine later on, turned to cannabis after suffering from arthritis and undergoing a bilateral knee replacement. She found cannabis more effective than the opioids she was prescribed after […]

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A Psychologist Turns to UVM’s Medical Cannabis Online Program for Guidance

When Vicki Anderson, PsyD, LP, noticed that more of her clients were inquiring about medical cannabis, she didn’t have all the answers. The licensed clinical psychologist, whose practice is based in Newbury, New Hampshire, knew she had to get herself up to speed. So she enrolled in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate, which […]

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New Cannabis Plant Biology Program Focuses on Horticulture and Post-Harvest Best Practices

Cannabis-based products, including hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), are marketed as improving health, but few regulations exist to ensure product quality. Horticulture, extraction, and storage practices are critical to the quality of any cannabis product. That’s where the UVM Professional Certificate in Cannabis Plant Biology program comes in. The new online, eight-week, evidence-based program covers everything from […]

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Healing the Mind and Body with Cannabis

Gyan Devi suffered from debilitating migraines that traditional medicine couldn’t treat effectively. She experienced serotonin poisoning and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), a disease characterized by a weeks-long course of thunderclap headaches, sometimes focal neurologic signs and occasionally seizures. Her condition left her sick in bed for days at a time and even in a […]

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