It is important that consumers, educators, and regulators have a solid understanding of medical cannabis science. To this end, PSI is dedicated to presenting evidenced-based information to the general public, aspiring physicians, professionals, and government officials.

General Public

In order to offer research-based education to the general public, PSI sponsored a Cannabis Speaker Series at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Online webinars are available for viewing.

higher education

PSI helped to develop a medical cannabis course at The University of Vermont College of Medicine. It is the first of it's kind to be offered by an accredited medical school. The rigorous academic program addresses the increasing need for research-based and relevant medical Cannabis education across the country.

PSI also helped to establish the first Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate in the United States. Designed for physicians, dispensary personnel, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, edible creators, regulators, and budtenders, the program is broad in scope. It covers Cannabis history, business, law and policy, plant biology, biological effects on humans, production and safety, pharmacology, and clinical research.


In 2016, PSI authored a white paper titled "Cannabis Testing for Public Safety – Best Practices for Vermont Analytical Laboratories” to aid the Vermont legislature in developing rules and regulations for ensuring the safety of the state’s medical Cannabis program.