Medical Cannabis Education

USciences is an approved educational provider for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana. 

Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming Live Courses: Save the Date

  • Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pittsburgh (registration open)
  • Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Center City, Philadelphia (registration opening soon)
  • Tuesday, March 27, 5 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Lancaster, Pa., location TBD (registration opening soon)

Requirements for Medical Professionals Working in a PA Cannabis Dispensary

Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana law requires that licensed dispensaries (opening in 2018) employ a pharmacist or physician on site during operating hours; satellite locations may also employ nurse practitioners or physician assistants to be on site medical professionals.

These professionals are required to take an DOH-approved four-hour medical cannabis training course.

Physicians (practitioners) who want to recommend medical cannabis to patients in Pennsylvania must take this approved four-hour course, as well as meet state requirements, register online, and receive approval. Registrations are being accepted currently.

Education for all healthcare professionals and pharmacists

With 29 states authorizing medical cannabis use for various specified medical conditions, all healthcare professionals (not just those working in dispensaries) would benefit from attending USciences medical cannabis continuing education to be prepared to answer patient questions about safety and risk information, and to learn about potential drug-drug interactions.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion for the four-hour Medical Cannabis training. The PA DOH Office of Medical Marijuana will also receive notification of course completion for participants. 

Questions and More Information

For questions about Medical Cannabis education at USciences, or to discuss partnering with us for a webinar or live training course at your health system location, please email Gail Groves Scott, MPH, or call the Substance Use Disorders Institute at 215-596-7636

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Gail Groves Scott MPH'16


Substance Use Disorders Institute
University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104