Health Care Professional's Guide to Discovering Cannabis

Introduction to cannabis as a medicine.

Health Care Professionals Guide to Discovering Cannabis Course Description:

The Health Care Professional’s Guide to Discovering Cannabis is designed for health care professionals seeking a solid understanding of cannabis and its basic medicinal uses.
This foundational cannabis course consists of 10 video modules and 3 printable guides.
Each module offers a comment section where you can asked questions of the course facilitator.
There is a multiple choice final exam that you must complete with a mark of 85% in order to receive your certificate. Once you have watched all the modules and successfully completed the final exam you will be issued a downloadable electronic certificate.
Here’s a look at what you will learn in each module:

1. Brief Look at the History of Cannabis

The Brief look at the history of cannabis touches on the highlights of the rich history of cannabis from antiquity to today. In this module 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. Getting to Know Your Endocannabinoid System

Within each of us is a biological system as important as our other vital organ systems. Unfortunately education about the endocannabinoid system is still not regularly taught.
In this 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.

3. Benefits of Cannabis Medicine

Is cannabis really a viable medicine or just an excuse for people to get high? This module explains how cannabis can help manage or treat 13 common medical conditions, including:
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Brain health
  • and more

4. Strain Basics

In this modules you will learn:
  • The terms Indica, Sativa and Hybrid
  • 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 people remember the difference between indica and sativa

5. THC vs CBD

In this module you will learn:
  1. What THC and CBD are
  2. The major difference between THC and CBD
  3. Which cannabinoid has the ability to cause impairment
  4. Who may be susceptible to impairment
  5. The cannabinoid best for daytime use

6. Introduction to Terpenes

Terpenes are aromatic compounds 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 introduces 9 of most common terpenes in cannabis and their basic physiological actions.
Check the Downloadable Guides section for the Terpene Action Chart PDF. This guide can be printed and used as a quick reference.

7. Intake Methods

In this module we will explore:
  • The three main categories of intake methods
  • Which 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

8. 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.

9. 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 grown
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Method of consumption

10. 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

Downloadable Guides

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
Terpene Action Chart PDF

The Terpene Action Chart can be used as a handy quick reference.

Product Potency Chart PDF
Understanding the potency of cannabis products is often confusing, especially for novice users. CannU’s Cannabis Potency Chart PDF is an at-a-glance guide to both dry herb and cannabis oil product potency.

Final Exam and Certificate

This course concludes with a mandatory final exam. Upon successful completion of the exam a certificate of completion will be issued.

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.

Course Curriculum

  Getting Started, Presenter Disclosures, Resources and Research
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  Learning Objectives
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  Module 1. Brief Look at the History of Cannabis
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  Module 2. Getting to Know Your Endocannabinoid System
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  Module 3. Benefits of Cannabis Medicine
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  Module 4. Strain Basics
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  Module 5. THC vs CBD
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  Module 6. Introduction to Terpenes
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  Module 7. Intake Methods
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  Module 8. Dosing Best Practices
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  Module 9. How Safe is Cannabis Medicine?
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  Module 10. Side Effects
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  Certificate Exam
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  Course Evaluation
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  Resources for further study
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