Course curriculum

  • 1

    The History of Medical Cannabis

    • Introduction

    • Historical Usage

    • Historical Studies

    • The Prohibition Timeline in the U.S.

    • The Recent Legalization Landscape in the U.S.

  • 2

    The Endocannabinoid System

    • Introduction

    • The Endocannabinoid System Discovery Timeline

    • ECS Receptors, Ligands, and Enzymes

    • The Main Functions of the ECS

  • 3

    The Cannabis Plant - A Clinical Perspective

    • Introduction

    • Cannabis Plant Morphology

    • Phytocannabinoids

    • Terpenes and Flavonoids

    • Putting It All Together

  • 4

    Cannabis Growth, Manufacturing, and Testing

    • Introduction

    • Cannabis Plant Basics

    • Cannabis Growth Process

    • Cannabis Harvest Process

    • Cannabis Extraction Process

    • Cannabis Testing

  • 5

    Cannabis Pharmacology

    • Introduction

    • Cannabis Dosing

    • Cannabis Dosage Forms

    • Adverse Effects, Drug Interactions, and Contraindications

    • Addiction, Withdrawal, and Cannabis Use Disorder

  • 6

    The Dispensary Consultation

    • Introduction

    • Patient Communication Overview

    • The Consultation Process

  • 7

    Hemp CBD vs. Medical Cannabis

    • Introduction

    • Plant Morphology and Composition

    • Hemp Historical Timeline and Legal Status

    • Hemp CBD Regulation

    • CBD Clinical Significance

  • 8

    Legal Implications

    • Introduction

    • Current Legal Status

    • Legal Considerations for Patients and Practitioners