About this Specialization

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If you want to learn more about medical cannabis (i.e., marijuana) and hemp-derived CBD, then this specialization is for you! A person who wants to know more about cannabis and CBD might be: · A patient or their loved one who wants to understand the potential risks and benefits. · A health care provider who wants to communicate with patients about cannabis. · Someone who wants to work in the cannabis industry. Why do people want to know more about cannabis? The legalization of cannabis (i.e., marijuana) and the recent federal legalization of cannabidiol (CBD) has led to unprecedented access to cannabinoids (e.g. THC and CBD), a projected 60 billion dollar industry (cannabis and hemp) by 2025, and the fastest growing jobs sector in the economy according to recent reports in the media. Despite all of this, there is very little evidence-based information about the health effects of cannabis or about how to maximize the potential benefits while minimizing harm. Parents of children with seizure disorders, veterans with PTSD and chronic pain, cancer patients, and our aging parents deserve better. People WANT evidence-based information about the potential risks and benefits of cannabis products so that they can weigh the pros and cons of cannabis and CBD versus other options. They also want to know how to maximize the positive effects of cannabis while minimizing the side effects. This specialization is designed to provide that information.
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Approximately 4 months to complete
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English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 3 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

History of Medical Cannabis

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262 ratings
99 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Cannabis, Chronic Pain, and Related Disorders

4.7
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112 ratings
27 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Cannabis, Mental Health, and Brain Disorders

4.7
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121 ratings
24 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Healthy Aging and the Future of Cannabis Research

4.8
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65 ratings
13 reviews

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University of Colorado Boulder

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