Introduction to Medical Cannabis

Introduction to Medical Cannabis

Course Description

This 4 hour course provides introductory knowledge about cannabis as well as detailed information about how medical cannabis is practiced in Connecticut. This class will explore approved medical conditions and how cannabis can be used to treat them. A variety of topics including state laws on medical marijuana, the chemical composition of cannabis, and how it plays a role in human physiology and pharmacology.

Medical Cannabis topics include:

  • The history of cannabis use and its prohibition in the US from legal and cultural perspectives
  • The state of the cannabis industry in the United States from legal, regulatory, and policy perspectives
  • The Endocannabinoid System: How and why cannabis works
  • The Pharmacology of Cannabis
  • All about Terpenes
  • Potential Therapeutic Effects
  • The adverse effects of Cannabis
  • Dosage forms of Medical Cannabis
  • Understanding dosing and absorption
  • The drug interacts and consumer safety
  • Substance use disorders and intoxication


Students completing this training will receive a certificate of completion, which will include CEU’S for professional development

Course Schedules

Fall 2024 – CRN #TBD

  • Instructor: Thomas Crouse PharmD
  • Instructional Method: LRON (Live Remote) – These classes are similar to traditional classes except they are fully online. You attend LRON classes at the scheduled times with your professor and classmates in a Zoom-like session. For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here.
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Room: LRON (Online), students will receive a link for the class meeting
  • Cost: $159.00
  • Registration deadline: TBD

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.