Stockton University will partner with Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University’s Institute of Emerging Health Professions to enhance its cannabis studies program.
The partnership, announced Tuesday, will provide collaboration opportunities for staff and students with Jefferson’s Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp.
“The Lambert Center is a leader in the medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp fields,” said Ekaterina Sedia, coordinator of Stockton’s cannabis studies minor and associate professor of biology, in a statement. “We are thrilled that Jefferson will share their knowledge with the students in our cannabis studies minor, and offer them additional opportunities. We are looking forward to mutually beneficial academic relationship.”
Jefferson is the first major health sciences university in the nation to provide a comprehensive academic resource for the medical applications of cannabinoids and offers the country’s only master’s degree in cannabis studies.
Stockton introduced a cannabis studies minor in the fall 2018 semester to prepare students for different facets of the emerging recreational and medical cannabis industries.
The university also announced partnerships with Relevant, an arm of Reliance Health Care and the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, as well as a previously announced partnership with the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association.
Each will provide speakers and materials to Stockton and the surrounding community, as well as internship opportunities to cannabis studies students.
“We are excited to work with students involved in the clinical application of cannabis, and to collaborate with Stockton to administer best practices with clinical evaluation and monitoring of the patients for better outcomes, while strengthening curriculum and instruction,” said Reliance Medical Group CEO Dr. Jon Regis in a statement.