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Cannabis Clinic Educator Training Certificate

Comprehensive cannabis education and certification to help you prepare for an exciting career as a cannabis clinic educator.

Cannabis Clinic Educator Training Certificate Description:

Cannabis Clinic Educator Training Certificate program is designed for anyone wanting to prepare for an exciting career as a cannabis clinic educator.

As a cannabis educator in Canada you will be working closely under the supervision of prescribing doctors, helping patients choose the right cannabis supplier and product, as well as educating patients on how to take their products.

You don’t need to be an expert on cannabis medicine in order to work as an educator at a medical cannabis clinic, however you do need to have a good understanding about how cannabis influences the body, basic strain differences, intake methods and generic dosing practises.

Cannabis Educator can really help patients have a positive experiences with their medical cannabis.

The first part of this certification course will introduce you to the fascinating world of cannabis. We will start with a brief look at the history of cannabis use, then move on to how cannabis interacts with and influences the body. From there we will look at the cannabis plant itself, safety and precautions, and various ways that cannabis can be consumed.

Part two of this certification course discusses your obligations as a cannabis clinic educator, safety and how best to interact with your patients.

Each of the 19 video modules and 4 downloadable PDF Guides were created to both educate and entertain. We have presented the modules in a logical step-by-step manner, taking you on a thorough exploration of the plant and it properties.

Here’s a look at what you will learn in each module:


1. Brief Look at the History of Cannabis

Cannabis has been around forever … literally! In this module we touch on the highlights of this rich history from antiquity to today.

You will learn that:

  • Cannabis has accompanied human exploration of the world for millennia, providing help in four areas of our life.
  • During the 19th and early 20th centuries Canadian and American medical doctors regularly prescribed cannabis for various health conditions.
  • Prior to prohibition medical textbooks included information about how to use cannabis as a medicine.
  • The real reason for cannabis prohibition is not what they told you.
  • A chemist’s research in the 1960s led to the discovery of an important physiological system.

2. History of Cannabis in Canada


Cannabis was criminalized in Canada more than a decade before it was outlawed in the United States. This module follows the cannabis legal journey beginning in 1908 (prior to the 1923 prohibition) to today.
This 110 year long journey encompasses:
  • Two 1908 Parliamentary Acts
  • A celebrated women’s rights advocate
  • Section 56 exemptions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Father and son Prime Ministers

3. 10 Common Cannabis Myths

Now that you know a little about cannabis’ history, we’ll explore ten common myths about cannabis that were the center of prohibition propaganda for over 70 years.

  • Is cannabis an addictive gateway drug or as dangerous as we were told?
  • Does cannabis use lead to long-term health problems?
  • Will cannabis use cause weight gain?
  • Where is the research?
  • Are cannabis users always walking around impaired?

Learn the answer to these questions and more in this fun and light-hearted lesson.


4. Getting to Know Your Endocannabinoid System


Within each of us is a biological system as important as our other vital organ systems. But you didn’t learn about the endocannabinoid system in school!

In this fascinating module you will learn:

  • When the endocannabinoid system was discovered.
  • The three main components of the ECS.
  • How the endocannabinoid system works.
  • Why this system is vital to our health and well being.
  • The difference between CB1 and CB2.



5. Benefits of Cannabis Medicine

Is cannabis really a viable medicine or just an excuse for people to get high? By the end of this video you will definitely understand that cannabis is absolutely a viable medicine!

By the time you are finished watching the Benefits of Cannabis Medicine you will have a good understanding how cannabis can help manage or treat 13 common medical conditions, including:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Brain health
  • Creative stimulant … and more!

6. Strain Basics

Indica, Sativa, Hybrid?

Learn:

  • What these terms mean
  • Why they mean something different than they did 40 years ago
  • Why hybrids are most common today
  • Where hemp fits in
  • The mantra that helps you remember the difference between indica and sativa

7. Introduction to Cannabinoids


The two most common cannabis cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). However over a hundred medically active constituents called ‘phytocannabinoids’ have been identified in the cannabis plant. Researchers believe there are likely many more that have not yet been identified.

In this module we will:

  • Explore the differences between THC and CBD, the two most common cannabinoids
  • Introduce CBG, CBC, and THCV
  • Learn about CBN

8. THC vs CBD

Everyone is talking about THC and CBD but do you really understand the difference?

In this module you will learn:

  • about cannabinoids and what they are
  • the major difference between THC and CBD
  • which cannabinoid has the ability to cause impairment
  • who may be susceptible to impairment
  • what cannabinoid is best for daytime use

9. Introduction to Terpenes + Terpene Action Chart PDF

Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in the essential oil of plants. It’s the terpenes that are responsible for the distinctive smells of plants, including the distinctive smell of cannabis.

The terpenes profile of various cannabis strains complement the actions of other components in cannabis. This module will introduce you to 9 of most common terpenes in cannabis and their basic physiological actions.


10. Intake Methods

To gain benefits from cannabis it needs to be taken into the body.

In this module we will explore:

  • The three main categories of intake methods
  • What intake method lasts longest in the body and which acts the quickest
  • Why smoking cannabis is no longer recommended
  • Vaporizing vs Vaping
  • Using cannabis topically

11. Dosing Best Practices


There are a few best practices cannabis users should keep in mind. This short module lays them out in a logical sequence that you can follow along with.


12. How Safe is Cannabis Medicine

Cannabis is a very safe plant, however users should understand the few areas where caution is required. These include:

  • The user’s age and current health
  • Possible interaction with other prescription medications
  • How the plant is grow
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Method of consumption

13. Side Effects

Following up on the safety module, this lesson on side effects goes a bit deeper into both undesirable side-effects and possible desired-effects of using THC. These include:

  • Dizziness and disorientation
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Impairment
  • Drowsiness
  • Hunger, and more!

14. Accessing Medical Cannabis

When recreational cannabis became legal on Oct 17, 2018 the medical cannabis system in Canada remained largely unchanged.

Canada recognizes that cannabis use for medical purposes is a viable option for those looking for ways to manage and treat certain medical conditions.

There are certain steps a medical cannabis user must take to access cannabis for medical purposes. This module provides information on:

  • Licensed Producers
  • The cannabis ‘prescription’
  • Growing cannabis for personal medicine
  • THC restrictions

15. How to Choose Cannabis Products + Worksheet & Cannabis Dosing Journal PDF

Cannabis is unique in that it can be used as medication, a supplement, and a recreational product. This can make the task of choosing the perfect cannabis product overwhelming and confusing, especially for new users.

In this module we will explore:

  • How to read a cannabis product label
  • Cannabis product potencies
  • Six considerations that will help narrow down product choice.
  • A downloadable worksheet that helps you choose products and dosing journal to help you track your use

16. Cannabis Potency Chart PDF

The Cannabis Potency Chart provides and at-a-glance guide to both dry herb and cannabis oil product potency to help when purchasing cannabis products. It is recommended that you print out the chart and keep it available for handy reference.

Remember when it comes to products containing THC, a higher potency is not always better and can lead to tolerance and uncomfortable side effects. Always choose the lowest possible THC potency to manage symptoms.

When choosing CBD products a higher potency may be more beneficial.


17. Cannabis Clinic Educator's Roles & Responsibilities

Your roles and responsibilities as a cannabis educator will vary based on the clinic that you work at.

In this module we will explore:

  • General information about your role as an educator
  • An educator’s responsibilities
  • How you can best help your patients

18. Ethics & Patient Privacy

A medical cannabis clinic is no different than any other medical clinic. Patients expect a professional interaction with a courteous, well-informed educator.

In this module we will look at general guidelines on:

  • Professional Ethics
  • Patient Interactions
  • Patient Privacy
  • Dealing with Distressed Patients

19. The Future of Medical Cannabis: Medical vs Recreational


The new Cannabis Act came into effect on Oct 17, 2018, however the medical cannabis system was left largely unchanged. This modules explores the major differences between the two systems of cannabis legalization in Canada.


20. Federal and Provincial Resources PDF


This module provides a comprehensive list of online resources for federal, provincial and municipal cannabis resources.


21. Cannabis for Common Health Conditions PDF (Basic Dosing Guidelines)

This downloadable e-booklet provides guidance on using cannabis to help manage 7 common health conditions. These include:

  • Pain management
  • Sleeping Disorder
  • Mental Health
  • Digestive disorders
  • Neurological conditions
  • Immunity
  • Menstrual issues

Quiz and Certification

The quiz will help to ensure that you grasped the concepts taught in the workshop. You will find answers to the quiz on the handout and from notes you took during the class. If you feel unsure about any of the material, you can go back and review those modules prior to writing the quiz.

Your electronic certificate will be available for printing and download after successfully completing the quiz with at least 85%.

We hope you enjoy Cannabis Clinic Educator Training Certificate!



Your Instructor


Cann U Educational Services
Cann U Educational Services

Cann U is an online learning platform and go-to cannabis resource hub for those with any level of experience or knowledge seeking ways to incorporate cannabis into their personal health care plan.

Created by Dr. Richa Love, a prominent cannabis physician, industry leader and speaker, CannU Educational Services exists to fill the large gap in cannabis education for medical and novice users.


Class Curriculum


  Getting Started
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  Module 1. Brief Look at the History of Cannabis
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  Module 2. History of Cannabis in Canada
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  Module 3. 10 Common Cannabis Myths
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  Module 4. Getting to Know Your Endocannabinoid System
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  Module 5. Benefits of Cannabis Medicine
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  Module 6. Strain Basics
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  Module 7. Introduction to Cannabinoids
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  Module 8. THC vs CBD
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  Module 9. Introduction to Terpenes
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  Module 10. Intake Methods
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  Module 11. Dosing Best Practices
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  Module 12. How Safe is Cannabis Medicine?
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  Module 13. Side Effects
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  Module 14. Accessing Medical Cannabis
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  Module 15. How to Choose Cannabis Products
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  Module 16. Cannabis Clinic Educator's Roles and Responsibilities
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  Module 17. Ethics & Patient Privacy
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  Module 18. The Future of Medical Cannabis: Medical vs Recreational
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  Summary
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  Certification
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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