The Medical Cannabis Center for Research and Education (MCCRE) at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine advances medical knowledge and promotes health through research and education in cannabis, including the cannabis plant, cannabis-based medicine, and public health.

We advance medical knowledge through cannabis research. Through education, we translate observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve health, bridging scientific discoveries in cannabis-based medicine with the needs of health care providers, researchers, students, professionals, and the general public. 

Cannabis Research 

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In addition to research about the health effects of Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoids, other research topics of interest include: Adolescent Health, Perinatal Health, Psychosocial Effects, Mental Health, Public Health, Injury, and Cannabis Use and Abuse of Other Substances.

Educational Opportunities

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UVM is the first medical school in the nation to offer a professional certificate in cannabis and medicine. There is a great demand for clinicians, dispensary employees, and other industry professionals to understand the indications, counter-indications, benefits, and risks of cannabis.

News & Media


Read about the latest cannabis-related research coming out of the University of Vermont.