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Cannabis Health Therapy

This program, with fully-online classes available, aims to provide committed learners with a quality collegiate and career-enhancing Cannabis-based health education in a supportive environment that promotes personal growth and prepares graduates for successful careers and college transfer opportunities.

Medical cannabis has been demonstrated to provide palliative relief for a variety of illnesses. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 23 diagnoses that allow patients to enter the medical cannabis program. The active chemicals in medical marijuana are called Cannabinoids, and they are similar to chemicals the body makes naturally that affect appetite, memory, movement, and pain. These cannabinoids bind to receptors in the human body’s Endocannabinoid System.

The Endocannabinoid (E.C.) System impacts the way a person feels, moves, and reacts. Cannabinoids and their receptors are found in the brain, organs, connective tissue, glands, and immune cells – throughout the entire body. The primary purpose of the E.C. system is to maintain a stable internal environment, despite changes in the external environment. The cannabinoids from the cannabis plant work in specific ways in the human body. They target cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system, often working to achieve homeostasis.

As medicinal and recreational cannabis business opportunities continue to expand, employment opportunities are emerging and growing by leaps and bounds.  Students who successfully complete P.I.T.’s Cannabis Healthcare will earn an associate’s degree and qualify for either placement into the medical cannabis field or transfer to complete their four-year degree in healthcare, allied health, or botany.

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