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Cannabis Studies for Health Professions

Is this certificate right for me?

This course is geared towards:

  • Those who are in, or who would like to enter the cannabis industry
  • Patients and advocates
  • Health care professionals
  • Educators
  • Those interested in the legal and financial realities of the cannabis industry
  • Anyone interested in the fastest growing industry in the United States

Reasons to take this certificate program:

  • To enhance your knowledge about the physical, therapeutic, and societal effects of cannabis
  • To learn from experts in the field
  • To further your career
  • To consider financial opportunities in the cannabis industry

Program speakers include:

  • Physicians, botanists, and scientists
  • CEO/entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry management
  • Accountants and investment bankers
  • Attorneys and community activists
  • Artists and chefs

Cannabis Studies

What will I learn?

The following course topics will be discussed:

Week 1 - The Plant, Cultivation, Extraction

• Participants will learn all about the cannabis plant, including the parts of the plant, the differences between the male and female plant, and different chemovars; the plant's growth cycle and the optimal environments for each stage; methods of extraction; how to maximize plant production; and identifying and treating pests and pathogens.

• The Saturday Zoom sessions will be an opportunity for networking, Q&A, role-play, discussion, games, review quizzes, and other activities to enhance and deepen your understanding of the topic. 

Week 2 - The Physiology, Pharmacology, Therapeutic Uses

• Participants will learn about how cannabis affects the human body. Topics covered include the endocannabinoid system; phytocannabinoids and their effects alone and synergistically; cannabis pharmacology, including dosing and routes of administration; the effects of cannabis on the body; and potential medicinal uses.

• The Saturday Zoom sessions will be an opportunity for networking, Q&A, role-play, discussion, games, review quizzes, and other activities to enhance and deepen your understanding of the topic. 

Week 3 – Law, Business, Tax, Insurance

• Topics include legal issues, such as state and federal laws, the differences in horizontal and vertical integration, how to find the best information regarding cannabis laws and policies, and "real world" questions involving the legal status of cannabis; different types of cannabis businesses; the unique situation inherent in the cannabis industry, including accounting and taxes, banking, real estate, investment, funding, and branding; and legal situations one might face as a cannabis entrepreneur.

• The Saturday Zoom sessions will be an opportunity for networking, Q&A, role-play, discussion, games, review quizzes, and other activities to enhance and deepen your understanding of the topic. 

Week 4 – History, Critical Evaluation, Edibles, Other

• In this module, we'll discuss the past, present, and future of cannabis. Topics include the history of cannabis; cannabis use and perception over time; and the impact of demographic characteristics on these phenomena. We will also cover the foundations of critical thinking, what makes a good research study, and how to evaluate cannabis information; how to educate others about cannabis, advocate for your position, and evaluate information. Finally, participants will also learn how to make cannabis edibles.

• The Saturday Zoom sessions will be an opportunity for networking, Q&A, role-play, discussion, games, review quizzes, and other activities to enhance and deepen your understanding of the topic.