As of final month, there have been greater than 200 medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri, in accordance with an inventory maintained by the state Division of Well being and Senior Companies. The rise within the trade is fueling demand for applications that educate and put together physicians, educators, pharmacists, legislation enforcement officers, nurses and people in social service professions with the abilities wanted to grasp the medical use and distribution of hashish. Saint Louis College is responding with a brand new program to assist meet the necessity.
In 2020, the college launched a web-based undergraduate certificates program in hashish science and operations via the College for Skilled Research. Since then, greater than 300 college students from 35 states and Puerto Rico have enrolled to be taught in regards to the cultivation, development and manufacturing of hashish, in addition to the pharmacological properties of the drug.
“This program prepares college students to play a management function in managing a dispensary, manufacturing or cultivation facility, together with the authorized data of compliance points and the logistics of transport and manufacturing merchandise,” says Stacy Godlewski, hashish science program director.
In January, the SPS launched a second certificates program within the medical hashish discipline. The graduate certificates in medical hashish science and therapeutic administration “prepares well being care professionals to precisely inform their sufferers about the advantages of medical hashish,” Godlewski says. “This program additionally helps professionals who recurrently are available contact with individuals who use medical hashish to grasp its therapeutic advantages.”