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HCA Coach Program

Ideal for caregivers, patients, and canna-curious consumers


*Once purchased all sales are final

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

Cannabis through the Ages: A Historical Basis of a Plant with Robert Hoban, JD

Medicinal cannabis hemp have been an integral part of American history, politics policy. Follow the evolution of cannabis hemp from our founding fathers to 1930s prohibition, culminating with the current state-by-state patchwork of legislation. Learning about the history of this plant sets the stage for why cannabis belongs in the health practitioner’s toolbox..

Where It All Began: The Ancient History of Cannabis with Prashanti de Jager

The medicinal use of cannabis began over 5000 years ago with Himalayan vedic traditions as an integral facet of yoga. Knowing this true genesis of medicinal cannabis from the spirit-based vedic medicine to the energy-based ayurvedic medicine provides a deeper sense of its value, credibility & authenticity as one of the most highly-revered medicinal herbs.

The Endocannabinoid System: A Primer with Lex Pelger

Understanding the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is fundamental to grasping how cannabis & cannabinoids influence health & the healing process. Get ready for an introduction to the CB1 and CB2 receptors & the two best known endogenous ligands (anandamide + 2-AG). It all comes together with an overview of how these compounds & receptors affect the major organ systems, hormonal function, pain, sleep & the development & treatment of cancer.

Quality Control of Cannabis-Based Medicines with Roy Upton

A walk through the historic Standards of Identity, Analysis and Quality Control Cannabis Monograph of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Referenced by numerous states with medical marijuana laws, the monograph provides cannabis stakeholders including growers, analytical labs & practitioners with the information needed to guide clients about what constitutes a quality cannabis-based medicine.

The Ayurvedic + Vedic Constituents of Cannabis with Prashanti de Jager

Historically, medicinal treatments found in India have often included cannabis for physical and spiritual healing but also to maintain wellness. This module looks at cannabis through the energetic lens of Ayurveda and vedic healing practices vs the Western, allopathic model. Presented by an experienced Indian herbal healer and founder of Organic India products, this module provides a perspective often overlooked by Western medicine.

Physician Viewpoint: Managing Inflammatory Lifestyle Diseases with Phillip Blair, MD

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.

The Many Ways to Consume: Cannabis Formats & Tools with Martha Montemayor, CNC

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.

Packaged Edibles: Making Informed Decisions with Julie Dooley

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.

The Healing Toolbox: Cannabis as a Key Player with Roy Upton

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.

The Backbone of the Cannabis Plant: Cannabinoids with Martin Lee

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.

Cannabis Terpenes + Herbal Synergy with Jonathan Treasure, MNIMH, MCPP

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.

Personalizing Cannabis Doses: Less Is More with Joe Cohen, DO

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.