Greenhouse Ventures And The Lambert Center of Thomas Jefferson Uuniversity

SET TO LAUNCH STATEWIDE MEDICAL CANNABIS EDUCATION TOUR

TOUR TO STOP IN SIX LOCATIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA (July 11, 2017) – Greenhouse Ventures – an innovation accelerator for ancillary and medical focused startups in the cannabis and industrial hemp industries – is partnering with The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University to host a series of events across Pennsylvania to educate physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals on Pennsylvania’s emerging medical cannabis industry.

Tickets for the PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour, hosted by Greenhouse Ventures, tickets are only $55 and are available now exclusively through Greenhouse.Ventures. Tickets for each tour stop are limited. 

The PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour seeks to rectify the current lack of education on medicinal cannabis by providing current, reliable information on medicinal marijuana and its uses. The sessions will also focus on Pennsylvania’s new legislation regarding medical cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system.

Educational content has been developed by The Lambert Center at Thomas Jefferson, the only US university in the country to have such a Center dedicated to the education of the therapeutic use of cannabinoids. These programs will educate healthcare professionals on the basic science underlying the pharmacologic and therapeutic options associated with medical cannabis in patient care, clinical insights on the use of medicinal cannabis, and provide information on legislative measures of Pennsylvania state law on the use, recommendation and dispensing of medical marijuana for medical conditions. Continuing education credits for physicians (from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University), and contact hours for nurses (from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital) and pharmacists (from the College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University) are available. For more information on the Lambert Center at Thomas Jefferson University, check out the website at http://www.jefferson.edu/university/emerging-health-professions/lambert-center.html

The PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour will stop in six cities that represent each of the health regions outlined by the Department of Health. Each two-hour session begins at 5:30 p.m. A full tour schedule is listed below:

Tuesday, July 25 – Philadelphia

Wednesday, July 26 – Allentown

Tuesday, August 1 – Pittsburgh

Wednesday, August 2 – Erie

Tuesday, September 26 – Harrisburg

Wednesday, September 27 – State College

This is not the first educational initiative on which the Lambert Center of Thomas Jefferson University and Greenhouse Ventures have worked together. In December 2016, Thomas Jefferson University was a co-sponsor, and CME provider, for Greenhouse Ventures’ conference, Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Future Outlook.

“The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University is proud to support and participate in the PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour,” said Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MD, Director of the Lambert Center. “The Lambert Center is the only comprehensive academic resource for education, research, and practice for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids to be based in a US health sciences university. We view the PA Tour as an essential education piece to prepare Pennsylvania doctors and assist in a smooth rollout of Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis industry.”

“There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings on cannabis as a medicine in the medical community, because historically medical students are not taught about cannabis and the endocannabinoid system,” says Sara Jane Ward, PhD, one of the course instructors for the PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour and Assistant Professor at the Center for Substance Abuse and Research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. “I’m looking forward to working with Greenhouse Ventures and The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, to educate healthcare professionals across Pennsylvania on the health benefits of cannabis.”

“A common setback for states that are implementing medical cannabis regulations is the lack of interest and sign ups from doctors and patients,” says Kevin Provost, Executive Officer of Greenhouse Ventures. “With reputable medical institutions like Thomas Jefferson University providing entry level education on medicinal cannabis and the endocannabinoid system, hopefully healthcare professionals across the state will realize this is real medicine, that can bring significant medical benefits to thousands of patients, and that now is the time for them to learn, before the industry is open in Pennsylvania.”

The PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour will start on Tuesday, July 25th, at 5:30 PM in Center City Philadelphia at Mandeville Meeting Room, in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building at Thomas Jefferson University. Tickets are limited, with each location only having the capacity to hold up to 100 attendees. More information on the PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour can be found at Greenhouse.Ventures.

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