About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

No specific background required.

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

How to ask insightful questions about the safety of cannabis and CBD productsCreation of concise evidence-based infographics on cannabis and CBDEvaluating the strengths and weakness of research papers on cannabis and CBDCommunicating evidence based information on risks and benefits of cannabis and CBD

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

No specific background required.

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

History of Medical Cannabis

4.9
18 ratings
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Course2

Cannabis, Chronic Pain, and Related Disorders

4.9
7 ratings
Course3

Cannabis, Mental Health, and Brain Disorders

4.9
10 ratings
2 reviews
Course4

Healthy Aging and the Future of Cannabis Research

5.0
6 ratings

Instructor

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Kent Hutchison

Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • 4 weeks per course, about 3-5 hours per week

  • No required or pre-requisite background! Just come ready to learn

  • It would be best to complete the courses in order, but you may bounce around

  • Evaluate and communicate verified scientific research on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids (including CBD and THC)

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