ESU students now have the opportunity to earn a Medical Marijuana and Public Health Certificate studying the growth, extraction, medical effects and sale of cannabis and non-cannabis products.
Given the evolving industry of hemp and cannabis related production in the U.S., the College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of an online certificate in Medical Marijuana and Public Health.
An internship with local growers and distributors is included in the credits earned towards the certificate, so that students may garner first hand experience in this growing industry.
Medical marijuana became legal in the state of Pennsylvania on April 6, 2016 when approved by Governor Wolf.
There are currently 13 growers and over 20 licensed dispensaries in the state, and research studies regarding the medical benefits and possibilities for use are only now beginning nationally. ESU students have the opportunity to study with professors and licensed professionals in this newly emerging field and contribute to the growing body of research.
The Medical Marijuana and Public Health certificate is pending final approval by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education) expected by Fall 2020.