Due to federal drug laws, there are significant barriers to conducting effective cannabis research.
During this course, we'll examine current research and findings related to health risks and benefits.
Learn about the barriers to advancing marijuana-related scientific knowledge.
Identify the most salient contraindications for marijuana and reasons behind recommending abstinence from cannabis during pregnancy.
Learn about Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) and how it relates to other substance use disorders.
NOTE: This course is online and self-paced. It has open enrollment; you can register throughout the quarter up to two weeks before the last day of the quarter. You will receive online access within three business days after registration.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Registration for this class will be unavailable February 10-March 1, as the College updates data systems. Please register for this class by February 9, 4:30p at the latest, or after March 1. Thank you for your patience and understanding!**
Even for people who have a background working in retail, the cannabis industry is a unique landscape. In this course designed for cannabis retail managers, learn about the unique space that is the modern cannabis store.
Explore the specific issues you face hiring and training your staff at a retail cannabis store. Delve into product selection, sales, cash handling and marketing. Learn about issues to consider when it comes to protecting your license.
By the end of this class you will have:
This online course will take 2 hours to complete.
Cannabis history is rich and originates from every continent on the planet.
Unfortunately, prohibition has created a barrier between the public and people seeking reliable information both about the history and strain names that we have come to rely on.
When patients are depending on this for more than simply recreation, we must be able to help them distinguish hype from fact.
This course in cannabis strain science is designed to give you a launching pad to begin to look at cannabis in a different way, far beyond a catchy name and attractive packaging.
This online course will take 5 hours to complete.
The American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that over 100 million Americans currently suffer from chronic pain. Often the solution provided by modern medicine is over the counter or prescription pain medicine.
In 2014 alone, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that over 18,000 Americans died from opiates alone. It is no wonder that patients would seek out other less addictive and non-lethal options such as cannabis.
can be an effective pain management tool, which has been shown to have been used by humans for over 6,000 years. Join us as we look into the inner workings of cannabis related to human bodies.
Learn how our body recognizes and uses cannabis. Distinguish between acute and chronic pain and discuss some of the historical approaches to pain.
Discover why whole plant chemistry can be an effective pain management tool, and might be a better answer to pain than modern synthesized single compound medicines.
Become prepared to guide people who are currently working with their healthcare professionals, in how they can best use cannabis as a helpful way to relieve their pain.
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Learn how to make your own cannabis and hemp infused goodies for medicine or for fun. This class will teach you how to become a smarter shopper, scientist and cook all in one!
Gain an understanding of cannabis in ancient history for context.
Learn about the science behind cannabis including the physiology of the plant and its affect on the body when eaten. Learn about cannabinoids, terpenes and the endocannabinoid system, decarboxylation and bioavailability.
Find out what the legal difference is between cannabis and hemp in the United States and why it matters. Explore considerations for being a smart cannabis shopper when it comes to making edibles. Discover how to make fat extractions, tips for selecting and making recipes with cannabis or hemp and how to find your dosing sweet spot.
Join cooking instructor and author Mary J. White for this self-paced, online course to introduce you to cooking with cannabis and hemp. Mary has been teaching students for years and now brings her skills to an online community for those who live too far away to join her in person.
Upon successful completion of this class, you will have:
Who Should Take this Class?
¿Trabajas con cannabis de venta al público?
Aprenda a ser un profesional minorista eficaz en la industria de la marihuana del estado de Washington, ya sea empleado, gerente u otro puesto.
Obtenga conocimiento sobre la anatomía de la planta de marihuana y la ciencia de los cannabinoides.
Explore la historia y el folclore de la industria del cannabis.
Mejore su comprensión del servicio al cliente como Consultor de Marihuana Medicinal, así como las discusiones sobre las leyes relevantes y las regulaciones actuales.
Este es un curso en línea auto-guiado de seis módulos que puede anticipar que se tomará de cuatro a ocho horas para completar.
Cada módulo concluye con una evaluación. Las sesiones de preguntas y respuestas en vivo estarán disponibles y programadas.
NOTA: Este curso es en línea y a su propio ritmo. Tiene matrícula abierta; puede registrarse durante todo el trimestre hasta dos semanas antes del último día del trimestre. Recibirá acceso en línea dentro de los tres días hábiles posteriores al registro.
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Al final de esta clase tendrás:
Stay current with the legal expectations, professional ethics, and values of Medical Marijuana Consultants in Washington.
During this online course, gain an understanding of applicable laws -- including your legal scope of practice and related obligations.
Explore your ethical responsibilities as a Medical Marijuana Consultant.
Learn how you can communicate more effectively with your patients about sensitive topics.
Gain knowledge about best practices regarding patient privacy.
Learn how to establish and maintain professional boundaries.
In this course, take some time to focus on the law and ethics that are important to understand and reflect upon as a Medical Marijuana Consultant.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Our Medical Marijuana Consultant training program is approved by the Washington State Department of Health, and satisfies the education requirements for those who wish to become certified as a Medical Marijuana Consultant. It is also one of only three Washington State approved certification programs.
All medically-endorsed retail marijuana stores are required to have a certified Medical Marijuana Consultant on staff to provide services to medical patients.
As a result of successfully completing this course and receiving certification, you will be recognized by the State of Washington as a Medical Marijuana Consultant.
For more information on the Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification requirements, please visit the Washington State Department of Health.
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"I enjoyed and appreciated the very comprehensive coursework for the WA state certification for medical marijuana consultants. It has been informative, thought-provoking and based on science, researchers, educators and others." ~Student
"This course is very challenging in a positive way. The material provided is very diverse and enlightening. Any employee of ours at Have a Heart who has taken this particular certification course feels very prepared for the complexity of their role as a medical marijuana consultant.” ~Student