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Cannabis Science and Medicine at UVM

General Overview of Offerings

Cannabis LogoClinicians need access to high-quality education on up-to-date research and clinical applications of Cannabis for therapeutic use. Researchers, professionals and students need education on Cannabis law, policy, plant biology, chemistry, and Cannabis’s biological effects on the human body.

At the forefront of academic health care, the University of Vermont College of Medicine programs below help address the increasing need for research-based, and relevant medical Cannabis education across the country.

  1. Cannabis Speaker Series – View online webinars
  2. Community Medical School – Examining the Science of Medical Cannabis – View archived video presentations
  3. Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate – 7 week online professional certificate course
  4. Cannabis Science and Medicine Modules – Online modules that are available on demand
  5. Pharmacology 200: Cannabis Past, Present, and Future - 3 credit course offered annually through UVM’s Department of Pharmacology

Program Director

Monique McHenry, PhD


Monique McHenry, PhD is a botanist with a background in plant diversity and evolution. She is the co-director of the cannabis pharmacology course at the University of Vermont Medical School. She is also Co-Founder of the Phytoscience Institute, a plant-based pharmaceutical research center. Dr. McHenry completed her BA and MSc at the University of Colorado, and her PhD at the University of Vermont.

on the Blog

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.

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