AUT to offer medicinal cannabis paper

AUT will become New Zealand's first university to offer a postgraduate paper on medicinal cannabis.

Shared via Newstalk ZB.

From next semester (starting July 20), The Science of Medicinal Cannabis will be offered by AUT’s School of Science.

The paper is described as Cannabis 101 for those interested in the medicinal cannabis industry, Dr Ali Seyfoddin, course leader and senior lecturer in drug delivery, said.

“Education is an important component of New Zealand’s medicinal cannabis scheme and it’s essential that research and education providers provide courses for those wishing to enter the industry. We have ongoing research on medicinal cannabis cultivation, extraction and formulation which will inform much of the course’s content.”

The course will introduce the medicinal cannabis scheme framework and provide a general overview of the chemistry and pharmacology of cannabis, including how to cultivate medical-grade cannabis, how to extract and analyse cannabinoids and how formulate medicinal cannabis products.

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