HCA Coach Program

Tracks I and II of the Signature Program

Ideal for caregivers, patients, and canna-curious consumers



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Who can register for the Coach program?

Anyone! These two tracks are perfect for canna-curious individuals, medical marijuana caregivers, patients, and healthcare practitioners interested in expanding personal competency or pursuing a cannabis career. Once you complete this program, you may opt to continue on your journey to cannabis competency and complete the entire training program and obtain your Holistic Cannabis Practitioner certification.

What You Get with this Package

  • Audio lectures with slides (webinars)
  • PDFs of the webinar accompanying slides
  • Downloadable education materials
  • Lifetime access to the recordings for your review
  • Links to research articles & additional resources

“With the cannabis industry on the cusp of making major breakthroughs in science and wellness, I can see that becoming a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner will open the door to future opportunities that will allow me to develop an edge in my health coaching practice.”

Alicia Salazar

Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, New York

Here’s What to Expect From Tracks I + II 

Track I – Groundwork: Foundational Fundamentals

Selected modules from the Holistic Cannabis Practitioner program are curated into 6 packages of 3-5 modules each, that way you can sample the signature program in smaller chunks. Here’s the list of the Curated Cannabis Packages.

Module 3: The Endocannabinoid System: A Primer

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.

Lex Pelger
Scientist, Educator + Host, Psymposia

Track II – Beyond Basics: Practical Applications

Module 1: Physician Viewpoint: Managing Inflammatory Lifestyle Diseases

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.

Phillip Blair, MD
Medical Director, Pro Health Advisors

Module 2: The Many Ways to Consume: Cannabis Formats & Tools

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.

Martha Montemayor, CNC
Founder, Healthy Choices Unlimited

Module 3: Packaged Edibles: Making Informed Decisions

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.

Julie Dooley
Founder, Julie’s Natural Edibles

Module 4: The Healing Toolbox: Cannabis as a Key Player

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.

Roy Upton
Executive Director, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

Module 5: The Backbone of the Cannabis Plant: Cannabinoids

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.

Martin Lee
Director, Project CBD

Module 6: Cannabis Terpenes + Herbal Synergy

Terpenes have been overshadowed by the focus on cannabinoids, but make no mistake: they are critically important for creating the entourage healing effects of cannabis. Lending fragrance in many plants such as lemons and lavender, terpenes are also responsible for the distinctive aroma of cannabis cultivars. You’ll appreciate why an integrative approach..cannabis + other healing herbs… can result in better patient outcomes.

Jonathan Treasure, MNIMH, MCPP
Medical Herbalist

Module 7: Personalizing Cannabis Doses: Less Is More

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.

Joe Cohen, DO
Osteopathic Physician