Cannabis medicine is a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry, yet trusted and credible information is hard to come by. For healthcare professionals seeking a career in cannabis medicine, or looking to add cannabis expertise to their existing practice, this course offers expert, in-depth instruction on the medical properties of cannabis.
Studying Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine will advance your knowledge and practice of cannabis for healthcare providers and enable you (or allied health professionals) to meaningfully engage in patient needs and support.
Online study makes this noncredit course ideal for working professionals or anyone looking to access the most –experienced educators and comprehensive cannabis coursework available anywhere. Work on each week’s instructor-led assignments at a time that suits you, as you build your expertise and earn a credible qualification from a recognized institution.
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Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine Courses
- History of Cannabis
- Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
- Agriculture and Cultivation
- Law and Policy
- Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
- Careers in the Cannabis Industry
- History of Cannabis as Medicine
- The Endocannabinoid System and Fundamentals of Cannabis Botany
- Standard Care in Cannabis Medicine
- Strain Selection, Dosing, and Titration in Cannabis Medicine
- Routes and Administration for Cannabis
- Challenges with Dosing, Routes, and Administration
- Regulations and Legal Matters for Cannabis Healthcare Professionals
- Advanced ECS and Phytocannabinoids
- Advanced Cannabinoids and Terpenes
- Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels
- Autoimmune Diseases, Pain, and Inflammation
- Mental Health and Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Geriatrics, Addiction, and Cancer
Expert Cannabis Educators
Expert Cannabis Educators
Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine features expert instruction and interaction from board-certified physicians, psychiatrists, clinical specialists and pharmacologists with deep understanding of cannabis medicine, in addition to overviews of ethical and regulatory issues from experienced legal practitioners.
The Highest Standards for Online Learning
Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, using theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.
Dr. Jose Franceshini
Distinguished author and lecturer on psychiatry, neurology, and geriatrics. A Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he chairs the Psychiatry Department at Universidad Central del Caribe Escuela de Medicina in Puerto Rico.
Jack McCue, MD
Acclaimed professor, physician, and author specializing in the uses of medicinal cannabis. He holds degrees from Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine.
Martha “Muffy” Montemayor, CNC
Certified Nutrition Consultant Martha Montemayor founded Healthy Choices Unlimited, whose physicians and staff have helped over 15,000 patients obtain their Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry cards.
Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands
In 2021, there were 428,000 full-time employees in the cannabis industry in the United States.
Source: Leafly 2022 Jobs Report
Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career.
Source: Leafly 2020 Job Report
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