University of Colorado Boulder

Yale

Medical Cannabis

"The biggest killer on the planet is stress, and I still think that the best medicine is and always has been cannabis."

- Willie Nelson

The Details

One of the fastest growing industries in the world is the cannabis industry. Used for medicinal purposes, this is a business with infinite opportunities and growth potential. In this WorkMYX, Learn about the basic pharmacology of cannabis and how cannabinoids effects the body, the history of cannabis cultivation and legality, the barriers and approaches to cannabis research, the epidemiological data on cannabis use in terms of cognition, education, and behavior.

Why it’s hot RN

  • In the U.S., the legal market surpassed $17.5 billion in sales in 2020, a 46 percent jump year-over-year. With that growth came jobs. (Source: Cheddar.com)

  • The U.S. cannabis industry added an estimated 77,300 jobs in 2020 — more than twice the number it added throughout 2019, according to Leafly's 2021 jobs report. (Source: Cheddar.com)

Influencers in the field

Kristina Garcia

Let’s talk about the $

Average salary $73,378 (source: Ziprecruiter)

Social Impact

Cannabis has been shown to help many people deal with physical and mental pain. Understanding the power of this plant can allow you to help others.

exploremyx: Medical Cannabis

1. University of Colorado Boulder

The Health Effects of THC and CBD

Learn About the Health Effects of Cannabis and CBD. As a patient or health care provider, you will learn about the risks and benefits of different types of cannabis and CBD products and will learn how to use cannabis in ways that minimize the risks and maximize any potential benefits.

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn about the basic pharmacology of cannabis and how cannabinoids effect the body.

  • Learn about the history of cannabis cultivation and legality.

  • Learn about the barriers and approaches to cannabis research.

  • Learn about the epidemiological data on cannabis use in terms of cognition, education, and behavior

2. Yale

The Science of Wellbeing

In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

What You'll Learn

  • Gratitude
  • Happiness
  • Meditation
  • Savoring

This work totals 67 hours over the course of 15 weeks

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University of Colorado Boulder

Yale