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UMD School of Pharmacy to Offer Cannabis Degree

6/27/19 Although the University of Maryland pulled the plug two years ago on a medical cannabis program, they recently announced they’re moving forward this fall. The MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics will offer a “holistic, science-based curriculum” largely through online courses although some instruction will take place at UMD’s Rockville campus. This program is the nation’s first graduate degree in medical marijuana.


Can CBD Help Opioid Addicts Kick the Habit?

6/7/19 Now that the first CBD drug, Epidiolex, has been approved by the FDA, researchers are able to engage in important testing that has the potential to transform treatment for various afflictions. A recent double-blind study confirms that epilepsy may not be the only condition where Epidiolex may be helpful; participants experienced a decrease in anxiety and cue-induced cravings for opioids. This could be a game charger for the epidemic we’re currently facing across the country.

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Four Green Fields Hosts Inaugural State of Medical Cannabis Forum

5/10/2019 On Friday, May 3rd, Four Green Fields (FGF) hosted Dr. Dustin Sulak of, Ms. Joy Strand from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, and Dr. Deb Kimless from ForwardGro for a forum about the science of cannabis medicine. The 70-plus attendees also had the opportunity to learn more about the process to register as a medical cannabis patient and ask questions of the expert panel. FGF is committed to empowering people to be their own health advocate.


“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS).