University Pharmacy School Offers Medical Marijuana Training

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will begin offering training to prepare prospective workers for the medical marijuana industry.

July 10, 2017
U.S. News & World Report
Medical State by State: Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will begin offering training to prepare prospective workers for the medical marijuana industry.

The move puts the Baltimore school in league with few other established universities and colleges, including the University of Vermont College of Medicine's Department of Pharmacology, seeking to bring educational standards to a growing national industry that grapples with evolving science and uncertain legal standing.

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"We wanted to be there as a resource," said Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, a pharmacy professor and executive director of the school's Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions, which began signing up potential workers for training June 29.

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