Stockton University today announced new academic and non-academic partnerships that will enhance opportunities for students in its new Cannabis Studies program.
A partnership with Thomas Jefferson University will provide opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate with Jefferson’s Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp within The Institute of Emerging Health Professions.
Stockton Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Ekaterina Sedia, coordinator of the Cannabis Studies minor, said the partnership will give students the opportunity for internships and research with a highly respected academic institution.
“The Lambert Center is a leader in the medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp fields,” Sedia said. “We are thrilled that Jefferson will share their knowledge with the students in our Cannabis Studies minor, and offer them additional opportunities. We are looking forward to mutually beneficial academic relationship.”
Jefferson is the first major health sciences university in the United States to provide a comprehensive academic resource for the medicinal applications of cannabinoids, which can be derived from both marijuana and hemp. Jefferson currently offers unique graduate courses in cannabis medicine and in cannabinoid chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology, leading to one of three graduate certificates. Students who complete two certificate programs (8 graduate courses) and a capstone project can earn the nation’s only master’s degree in cannabis studies.