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HCA Medical Marijuana Primer

Take the First Step to a Cannabis Career


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The Best Intro to Medical Cannabis

“Where do I start?” is the most often asked question when it comes to understanding medical cannabis.

There’s so much information out there, it’s hard to know where to begin.

You probably already have clients or patients or even good friends asking for your professional opinion when it comes to cannabis.

More and more, people are becoming open to the idea of cannabis as a medicine and even as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Even with their openness, they have decades of fear and misunderstanding to shed. And they are looking to medical and nutritional professionals like you to help them.

Take the First Step

Our patients look to us for answers.

You know it’s not enough to know that something works. As professionals, it is our responsibility to understand why and how.

So, we read articles and blog posts. We click on links to new studies and try to parse through it all. And our heads are full from the constant stream of information.

The problem is we never laid the foundation.

In all of the courses we’ve taken and books we’ve read, no one gave us a core understanding of cannabis as a medicinal plant and why and how it works.

The Medical Marijuana Primer

As health & wellness professionals, we founded Holistic Cannabis Academy to provide the knowledge and information patients expect from you.

We’re also seasoned educators & communications experts. We know how to dissect studies & translate findings. We know how to develop curricula that’s timely & practical.

We developed an introductory course to become a better resource for your patients and clients.

This four module course will help you:

  1. Understand the backbone of cannabis as a medicinal plant & why it works

  2.  Gain expertise from cannabis educators & researchers 

  3.  Build the foundation to start your cannabis career

What You Get with this Package

  • Audio lectures with slides also provided as PDFs
  • Downloadable client education hand-out materials
  • Lifetime access to the recordings for your review
  • Links to vetted research articles & additional resources

“So exciting & thank you for all the great training. This has changed my life from having a career to my life’s work.”

Melanie Dillon

Co-owner , Entourage, Illinois

Here’s What to Expect in This 4-Module Package

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.

Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency & Tone with Ethan Russo, MD

Who knew there was such a thing as endocannabinoid deficiency? One of the top researchers in the field offers this deficiency & tone theory as a way to explain the origin of so many chronic health problems. Because our ECS deficiency & tone can be influenced by medical cannabis , diet, stress management & other lifestyle changes, this module will make it crystal clear why a holistic healthcare approach makes sense.

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

Starting with plant biology & a scientific overview of how cannabis provides therapeutic value, you’ll begin to understand the physiological mechanisms at work.  Well known cannabinoids & those still being discovered are reviewed, providing a peak into how this plant affects so many healing processes.

The Backbone of the Cannabis Plant: Cannabinoids with Martin Lee

Just like humans produce endocannabinoids, the cannabis plant produces phytocannabinoids. An in-depth look at the medicinal value of two primary phytocannabinoids -cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (psychoactive THC) lays the groundwork for understanding how these work in personalized healing regimens. Guidelines for CBD & THC ratio protocols are key for providing targeted client advice.