Introduction to Medical Cannabis

Introduction to Medical Cannabis

Course Description
This 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

Spring 2023 Schedule Information – CRN #1268

  • 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. Students will be given a link prior to the class start.
  • Date: Wednesday, 3/29/23
  • Hours: 4
  • Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $159
  • Registration deadline: 3/22/23

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In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours. See above for Office Hours.

Course Cancellation
If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, we attempt to notify each person registered by telephone or email. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have both your home and work telephone numbers, as well as your current email address. We also post a notice in the main lobby on the night the class would have started.

Certificate Program

QVCC also offers a Cannabis Studies Certificate program. This is a 6 course certificate program and more information can be found here.