Medical Cannabis Education Tour launches Tuesday in Philly

If Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is to succeed, it will need the participation of hundreds —  if not thousands — of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists willing to provide cannabis recommendations for patients.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is planning to release the final regulations this week (before July 28) spelling out the rules for professionals. To prepare physicians and others with questions about the science behind the medical use of cannabis, Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University are joining forces to present a “Medical Cannabis Education Tour” around the state.

“It’s a primer for health providers who might be on the fence,” said Kevin Provost, CEO of  Greenhouse Ventures, which is organizing the events. “We’ll also address what doctors, nurses, and pharmacists need to understand about how the human body is wired to receive this medicine.”

Temple’s Sara Jane Ward, a prominent cannabinoid researcher, will lead the 90-minute

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