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The Medical Community Must Embrace Standard Cannabis Education

By Timothy Byars Originally published August 15, 2022 in MJ News; updated January 27, 2023. On July 21, 2022, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) filed the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), a bill that ends federal cannabis prohibition, establishes federal cannabis tax rates, expunges some cannabis convictions, and …

Faculty Member Alice O’Leary Randall Interviewed by Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Moment, one of the nation’s leading sources for news and developments in the cannabis industry, recently interviewed Pacific College medical cannabis faculty member Alice O’Leary Randall on cannabis reform. She is the widow of Robert Randall, who in 1976 became the first legal user of medical marijuana in the U.S. since 1937–to treat the …

Medical Cannabis Education and Practice

The health advantages of cannabis have been the subject of more than 50,000 studies, including hundreds of clinical ones. Cannabis has been shown to be safe and effective in treating a number of different conditions and diseases, including multiple sclerosis, chronic pain in adults, nausea, and vomiting. According to Timothy Byars, MS, Cannabis Science and …

MJ News Network Publishes Program Director Timothy Byars’ Opinion on Cannabis Education

MJ News Network recently published an opinion piece by Pacific College’s Director of Medical Cannabis Programs, Timothy Byars, on recent movements within the political landscape for medical cannabis. In July 2022, Democrats filed a bill called the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). This bill would end federal cannabis prohibition, establish federal cannabis tax rates, …

Sandra Guynes, Pacific Faculty Member, Cited by Healthline on CBD for Pain

Healthline, a resource for physical and mental wellness, recently cited Sandra Guynes, MSN, RN, who teaches in Pacific College’s Medical Cannabis programs, the medical cannabis certificate and Master of Science in medical cannabis therapeutics (MS-MCT), on pain management. The article focused upon a new 80-subject study that found that cannabidiol (CBD) can relieve pain resulting …

MyCannabis Interviews Medical Cannabis Program Director Timothy Byars

MyCannabis recently conducted an interview with Pacific College’s Director of Medical Cannabis Programs, Timothy Byars. An overwhelming majority of doctors complete medical school without learning anything about the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which he says is “too vast a physiological system and too important to continue to ignore”, or even medical cannabis in general. Most medical …

Timothy Byars Interviewed By Cannabis Health News on Medical Cannabis Education

Cannabis Health News recently interviewed Timothy Byars, Pacific College’s Director of medical cannabis programs, on the knowledge gap in the medical cannabis industry. Experts predict that the legal market for medical cannabis will increase to $143 billion by 2025, with demand for healthcare professionals with expertise in medical cannabis correspondingly skyrocketing. Very few institutions, however, …

Bridging the Gap: Why the U.S. Need Clinicians with Expertise in Medical Cannabis

July 1, 2022 Historically, the cannabis industry has been one of the most controversial in the United States. Although federal law has prohibited cannabis use and distribution since 1937, in the past few decades, many states have been experimenting with cannabis liberalization policies. From a legislative standpoint, 2021 was a phenomenal year for the industry, …

Pacific College of Health and Science Announces New Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program

With Its Focus on Clinicians, New Program Will Prepare Graduates to Meet Growing Demand for Qualified Cannabis Healthcare Professionals May 24, 2022 Pacific College of Health and Science today announced that its new Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics (MS-MCT) program will be launching for the Fall 2022 semester. MS-MCT is specifically designed for …