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:
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:
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.
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.
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 effect 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:
Retail marijuana employees, learn how you can best serve your customers, with both medical and "recreational" adult users in mind. This course if facilitated by Trey Reckling, founder of the Academy of Cannabis Science. Trey has 15 years of higher education experience with conflict resolution, career development and training. He is the founder of the Academy of Cannabis Science and co-author of the Medical Marijuana Consultant Course at Seattle Central College that is approved by the WA State Department of Health.
¿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.
Al final de esta clase tendrás:
Growing Cannabis at Home, along with a growing list of other states, now allows patients with a valid recommendation from their health care professional to grow cannabis at home for use in distillate infused inhalers.
Knowing where and how to start can feel overwhelming, and this course provides cannabis professionals a comprehensive understanding of how they can guide their patients in setting up and maintaining their gardens.
During this online course, you'll:
This course has been specifically developed to meet the professional continuing education requirements of Medical Marijuana Consultants and to provide them with the information and tools they need in order to provide guidance to their medical marijuana patients.
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
Medical Marijuana Consultants in the state of Washington interested in gaining CEUs for recertification
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:
Using marijuana medicinally is a new treatment concept for some, and it may be a solution that many patients are interested in trying, with the supervision of their healthcare providers.
Join us as we explore in detail the current qualifying conditions to use medical marijuana in Washington State.
You'll learn about each condition, likely related conditions, and products that may offer relief while being less toxic and dangerous than what patients may have tried before.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
Pet owners and Medical Marijuana Consultants, have you wondered how cannabis could help your animal friends?
Learn about the possible benefits of using marijuana to treat animals based on cannabinoid science.
Explore the history of cannabis use with animals and safety considerations.
Discuss how to have a conversation with your veterinarian about cannabis products.
This course is facilitated by Trey Reckling, founder of the Academy of Cannabis Science and co-creator of the Medical Marijuana Consultant Course at Seattle Central College.
Trey has 15 years of higher education experience with conflict resolution, career development and training.
Veterinarian Dr. Tim Shu is the professional consultant who approved and helped provide content for this course.
Are you interested in the effect of vaping and smoking cannabis on the lungs? This is a great course for cannabis users, retail employees, Medical Marijuana Consultants, and anyone else interested in the differing health impacts of smoking versus vaping.
Explore the trends and ramifications of vaporization as compared to inhalation of smokable products. Created in collaboration with a registered Respiratory Care Practitioner and a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.
Do you work with cannabis in a retail setting? Learn how to be an effective retail professional in Washington State's marijuana industry, whether you're an employee, manager or another position.
Gain knowledge about the anatomy of the marijuana plant and cannabinoid science.
Explore the history and folklore in the cannabis industry.
Advance your understanding of customer service as a Medical Marijuana Consultant, as well as discussions about relevant laws and current regulations.
This is a self-paced, six-module online course that you can anticipate to take four to eight hours to complete. Each module concludes with an assessment.
Live question and answer sessions will be available and scheduled.