Ole Miss' history in the medical cannabis field dates back to the 1960s when the university began researching the subject and built a cannabis growing facility. Now, the university is advancing that history by adding a master's program focused on medical cannabis and dietary supplements.
The two-year online program under the School of Pharmacy opens fall 2024 and will be split between learning about two industries — dietary supplements and medical cannabis, both of which are currently on the rise of use in the United States.
David Colby, director of online graduate programs in the biomedical sciences department, said the medical cannabis and dietary supplements master's program will be unique in the nation.
"The purpose is to provide advanced training for people who are seeking employment or want to advance their current jobs in dietary supplements, which could be herbal products or medical cannabis," Colby said.
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