Ready to get started on your cannabis education?

Get curated cannabis content bundled into digestible packages, providing more flexibility and options for you, the learner, at an affordable price for everyone. In addition to the webinar-style modules featuring audio recordings with slides, you receive education materials plus links for vetted references about each module topic.

Want to take your cannabis education to the next level and complete our Holistic Cannabis Practitioner or Holistic Cannabis Consultant programs? Shoot us an email to make arrangements and to receive appropriate monetary credit on your future purchases.

The MMJ Primer

New to cannabis? This is your ideal starting point! Learn the foundational principles about the endocannabinoid system, the therapeutic components of cannabis, the concept of clinical endocannabinoid tone, and overall information about cannabis as medicine. This package features the basics you need to get started on your journey to cannabis competency.

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Understanding how + why cannabis works means first grasping the fundamentals of the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. Get ready for a review of the CB1 + CB2 receptors, the two best known endogenous ligands (anadamide + 2-AG) plus an overview of their downstream effects on the immune system, the hormone axis, pain, sleep, cancer + the major organ systems.

Faculty:
Lex Pelger
Scientist, Educator + Host, Psymposia

An endocannabinoid deficiency may characterize the origin of numerous pain syndromes plus other health-related symptoms. The hypothesis: all humans have an underlying endocannabinoid tone, which produces negative effects if deficient. Learn about the scientific research and clinical data behind this theory plus how to upregulate the endocannabinoid system.

Faculty:
Ethan Russo, MD
Medical Director, Phytecs

A scientific overview of the top health conditions where cannabis has therapeutic value to fully understand how the plant constituents promote healing and positive outcomes. The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s Cannabis Therapeutic Compendium Monograph serves as the guide book and reference to understand how the endocannabinoid system and cannabis interact.

Faculty:
Roy Upton
Executive Director, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

Just as the human body produces endocannabinoids, so does the cannabis plant produce phytocannabinoids. Explore the medicinal value of the primary phytocannabinoids – cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the primary psychoactive plant component. Separate fact from fiction concerning the remarkable healing powers of CBD. And, focus on how to best to guide clients regarding CBD:THC ratios to create personalized healing regimens.

Faculty:
Martin Lee
Director, Project CBD

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Making It Practical

Gaining knowledge is wonderful, but putting that knowledge into practice is even better. Garner insight about how to reduce inflammation, which underlies most chronic disease, with cannabis. Individual cannabis doses and target specific formats for your clients, while teaching about consuming edibles. This bundle is a must for teaching clients how to use cannabis responsibly.

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Diabetes, obesity, and other chronic inflammatory conditions are plaguing the nation. Learn how the use of industrial hemp cannabidiol (CBD) alters the journey toward wellness. With globalization and an internet connection, patient care is a click away. Adding telemedicine implemented by a multidisciplinary team to your clinical practice can provide your community with best-in-practice care.

Faculty:
Phillip Blair, MD
Medical Director, Pro Health Advisors

Learn how patients are counseled to include cannabis as part of personalized lifestyle medicine plus how others are advised to use less cannabis for optimal outcomes. More is not always better when it comes to medicating with anything including cannabis. Explore how cannabis can be titrated for an optimal, individualized amounts based on specific clients and their particular presentations. Understand the nuances of how less can be more for more effective healing.

Faculty:
Joe Cohen, DO
Osteopathic Physician

Experience an analysis of cannabis delivery systems and tools available in today’s marketplace – smoking, vaporizing, tinctures, oils, dabs, waxes, edibles, sprays, transdermal patches and topicals. An overview of absorption mechanisms, label requirements and consumption guidelines for individualized best outcomes for clients’ specific health and wellness needs.

Faculty:
Martha Montemayor, CNC
Founder, Healthy Choices Unlimited

Cannabis-infused food products – known as edibles or medibles – require prerequisites before purchasing and consuming. With no national standardized labeling laws, product label information varies. Learn how to interpret package labeling for potency and safety to insure for optimal choice and experience.

Faculty:
Julie Dooley
Founder, Julie’s Natural Edibles

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Top Three Conditions for Cannabis

Put aside the state approved conditions for cannabis recommendations. The truth is: cannabis is both recommended by doctors and self-prescribed by individuals for the same three issues. Mood disorders from everyday stress to social anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder remain the #1 reason for cannabis use. Find out how cannabis can help with mood disorders, pain, and insomnia in this foundational package.

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It’s no secret that opioids are abused and SSRI are overused. Can cannabis come to the rescue? Delve into the science and practical application of cannabis in stress, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), potentially reducing reliance on pharmaceuticals and eliminating unwanted side effects.

Faculty:
Michele Ross, PhD
Founder, IMPACT Network

Pain management is the number #1 reason individuals medicate with cannabis. Similar to cannabis + cannabinoids, some therapies provide more than just pain relief. Take a peek behind the scenes of cracking + hacking the pain code.

Faculty:
Rachel Knox, MD
Co-founder of TheCannaMDs and The American Cannabinoid Clinics

Sleep, or lack thereof, is an increasing health issue which can often be effectively treated with the integration of cannabis. A holistic review of the numerous factors and variables with regard to sleep and insomnia will be discussed, exploring integrative approaches to a more restful, rejuvenating, and healthful sleep.

Faculty:
Joanne Matson
Founder, Canna-Veda

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Cannabis as Medicine

Ready for the ultimate deep dive about medical marijuana? Here it is – a graduate school level experience about the endocannabinoid system and cannabis pharmacokinetics. Get competent about cannabis as medicine for women and in cancer. Familiar with the opioid crisis? Learn about cannabis as an exit “drug” from opioid addiction.

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An advanced look at the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, covering the unique retrograde signaling in the brain, the known polymorphisms, the pharmokinetics, the gender differences + the modulators of the ECS. Building on the foundational ECS module in Track I, take a deep dive into the intricacies + nuances of this complex system.

Faculty:
Lex Pelger
Scientist, Educator + Host, Psymposia

While cannabis is a plant with diverse phytochemicals that work synergistically, solvent extracts of cannabis or preparations made from these extracts high in active cannabinoids are also available. These preparations can be more similar to concentrated, single-entity pharmaceutical drugs. Explore how the two most studied cannabinoids – THC and CBD – are metabolized by and affect the body via different routes of administration.

Faculty:
Kate Welch, PharmD
Founder, Delta Nine Solutions

An overview of cannabis for symptom management related to mainstream cancer treatments, including medication interactions plus emerging science about cancer inhibition by cannabinoids. Learn about framing cannabis in cancer management in the context of evidence, appropriate usage scenarios, and suggested protocols for incorporating cannabis as an anticancer agent will be covered, along with an overview of combination botanical strategies for cancer care.

Faculty:
Jonathan Treasure, MNIMH, MCPP
Medical Herbalist

Our endocannabinoid levels are tied closely to estrogen levels, and when they dip, women feel the effects of endocannabinoid deficiency. Learn how cannabinoid supplementation along with other botanicals can stabilize mood, reduce pelvic pain, improve cognition and even offset the symptoms of menopause.

Faculty:
Michele Ross, PhD
Founder, IMPACT Network

Opioid addiction is at crisis level in the US and around the world. Progressive practitioners and patients alike are lobbying for cannabis is as first-line therapy for opioid, alcohol, and other substance rehabilitation. Understand the conditions and situations where cannabis is and is not appropriate as an exit tool.

Faculty:
Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN

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The Herbal + Nutrition Toolbox

Looking for the nitty gritty about cannabis as a plant? Take a serious look at the integration of cannabis and herbs. Get the skinny about this ancient plant’s constituents from a non-Western viewpoint. Gain insight about the integration of nutrition for awakening the endocannabinoid system. No question – this is the optimal package for all you plant and nutrition aficionados out there!

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The classical use of medicinal cannabis hails from North India, where it is viewed through the energetic lens of vedas as opposed to the mass-centric Western perspective. Gain a deeper understanding of cannabis pharmacology, practical for clinical settings + client education, within the context of a comprehensive wellness system.

Faculty:
Prashanti de Jager
Yogi, Educator + Ethnopharmacologist

An examination of the terpenoids, or terpenes, in the cannabis plant and their impact on health and wellness. Terpenes, a constituent that lends fragrance to lemons, lavender, and many plants, are responsible for the aroma of cannabis. In concert with cannabinoids, they deliver therapeutic benefits. Begin to appreciate the interplay or “entourage effect” of all that cannabis has to offer.

Faculty:
Jonathan Treasure, MNIMH, MCPP
Medical Herbalist

The future of healthcare is all about integration. An integrative approach to using food and herbs as a path to root-cause resolution constitutes the evolution of healthcare. Examine food plans for specific conditions complemented by cannabis for optimal health and wellness. Food and herbs are medicine!

Faculty:
Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN
Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Laura Lagano Nutrition

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The Holistic Healer

Integrating cannabis with other holistic modalities can improve health and wellness outcomes. Learn how acupuncture, aromatherapy, breath work, meditation, and yoga have a place in the holistic healing cannabis paradigm. Looking at cannabis through this integrative lens will make you think twice about how is cannabis is frequently assigned to the pharma/medical model.

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Aromatherapy is all about the science of terpene, or terpenoids. Responsible for the sativa and indica-like effects of cannabis, terpenes are key components of plants as diverse as pine, mandarin, and clary sage. Expand your knowledge of plant medicine and learn how to integrate aromatherapy into your holistic practice.

Faculty:
Jessica Baker, Lac, Dipl OM, RH
Acupuncturist + Founder, Jade Dragon

The Whole-Body Breathing program is designed to help people tune-in to listen to their bodies. We walk, talk, and breathe ourselves into existence each day. Every breath counts. Learn how to transform breath into a healing tool. Practice creates presence!

Faculty:
Anna Coy
Founder, Inspiring Your Life

Yogic breathing, stretching, and meditation can all be enhanced with the appropriate use of cannabis. Learn how to use the plant for pain management, stress reduction, overall wellness, and spiritual enlightenment.

Faculty:
Dee Dussault
Certified Yoga Instructor

As an ancient healing art, Chinese medicine has been practiced continuously for over 5000 years. The subtle energetics of yin yang and meridian flow are vaguely known to many, but not tangible for practical application. Get familiar with the 8 principles and the 5 elements of Chinese herbalism to start on your Eastern medicine journey to incorporate into clinical practice.

Faculty:
Jessica Baker, Lac, Dipl OM, RH
Acupuncturist + Founder, Jade Dragon

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*By enrolling for these bite-size curated cannabis packages, you are not eligible for the certificate of training as a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner or Holistic Cannabis Consultant. You can, however, enroll for either of these programs at later date and receive monetary credit toward those programs. Get in touch, if you’d like to upgrade to one of the certificate of training programs.