Cannabis 101 - An Ancient Plant for Modern Illness

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The Cannabis 101 course contains general information about cannabis, the basic science of “why” cannabis works with our own Endocannabinoid System, differences between CBD and THC (you don’t have to even get high to use the healing properties of the plant), the law and types of products that are available. For example, did you know you can find pain relief from a topical…which is applied to the skin? You don’t even have to smoke cannabis to get relief! There are many ways to medicate. This course help you understand the basics. Everything from the history of the plant, terpenes, dosing and the science behind why cannabis works for so many ailments.

This course includes video testimonials from scientists and medical experts, infographics, and additional visuals to support the written content. Any individual wanting to learn more about the science of cannabis will find the course valuable.

Course Syllabus:

Section 1 History

  • Early History of Cannabis
    • Graphic: Cannabis through the ages
  • Cannabis in the West
  • US Prohibition
    • Graphic: Schedule Chart
  • Medical Cannabis Today

Section 2 Legal Landscape

  • Overview of Cannabis laws and regulations

Section 3 The Endocannabinoid System

  • Discovering the ECS
  • Quick links for the Scientist
    • Video: The Scientist
    • The Endocannabinoid System
      • Video: Dr Jake Felice Discusses the ECS
      • Graphic: Some of the Health benefits of Marijuana
    • Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior

Section 4 Cannabinoids and Terpenes

  • Minor Cannabinoids
    • Graphic: Cannabinoid Guide
    • Graphic: Treatment Guide
  • Terpenes and the Entourage Effect
    • Graphic: Terpene Chart
    • Video: Dr. Jake Felice Discusses Terpenes
  • Cannabis Tolerance
  • Cannabinoids and Opioids
    • Graphic: Opioid Crisis Statistics
    • Graphic: Causes of Death by Drug

Section 5 Ailments

  • Anxiety, Cancer, Epilepsy
  • GI, Sleep, Migraine
  • Neuro, Pain, PTSD

Section 6 Delivery Systems for Cannabis 

  • Smoking and Vaporizing
  • Joints, Water Pipes and Bongs
  • Edibles, Tinctures, Topicals
    • Graphic: Know your edibles
    • Graphic: Method of Delivery

Section 7 Dosing for inexperienced patients

  • Getting Started
  • Set and Setting
  • Drug Interactions
  • Biphasic Effect
  • Basic Dosing Protocol
  • Find Your CBD/THC Ratio
  • Reading Product Labels
  • A Final Note About Potency

Section 8 Medical Myth and Facts

  • Gateway Theory
  • Impaired Motivation
  • Lung Damage