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When it Comes to Cannabis, Researcher Linda Klumpers Wants People to Pay Attention to the Science

In the United States, the most common use of medical cannabis is to control pain. But whether cannabis succeeds in controlling pain varies considerably among patients. UVM Linda Klumpers, Ph.D. is researching what factors contribute to cannabis serving as an effective medicine in patients. A faculty member in UVM’s Professional Certificate in Cannabis Plant Biology, Klumpers and […]

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Consumer Trends in the Beverage Industry Part 2: Lemonade, Subscriptions, and Cannabis-infused Beverages

By Jon Reynolds In Part 2 of our examination of consumer trends in the beverage industry in 2021, we take a look at the popularity of hard lemonade, collaboration and joint marketing, subscription clubs, and the future of cannabis-infused beverages. Read Consumer Trends in the Beverage Industry: Part 1 Lemonade Everything is the Hot Flavor […]

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How an Educator Became an Advocate for Medical Cannabis

Kelly Goldberg first learned about the healing power of medical cannabis after experiencing back pain in her early 20s. Goldberg, who lives in Deerfield, Illinois, played varsity softball in high school. When she was a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she began feeling the physical after-effects from her years as a […]

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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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