cannabis

When it Comes to Cannabis Extraction, Starting at the End is Key to Success

John MacKay, Ph.D. says there’s an assumption out there that cannabis grows and some vague magical thing happens to the plant. Somehow—voila—the cannabis oil-based product is ready to be plucked from the store shelf. “Somewhere along the way, you have people who know how to grow cannabis and people who know how to sell it,” […]

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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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Going Back to School Isn’t Just for Kids. Find a Course this Fall at UVM that Moves You Forward.

Fall isn’t just the time for kids to head back into the classroom, many grown-ups choose to restart their education by taking a class on-campus, online, in a seminar, or starting a graduate program. The reasons that people cite why they go back to school range from adding new skills to career advancement or even […]

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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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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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