Cannabis Medicine

Learn how to use cannabis as medicine and how it fits into 21st century health care. Dive into the world of the Endocannabinoid System, plant chemistry, the role of cannabis in health care, and learn basic protocols and dosing for many chronic health conditions.

39 Video Lessons
14 Lessons
12 Quizzes
Final Exam
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Cannabis for Healthcare Providers

Cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years for fiber, food, medicine and recreation.

In this introductory course, we are going to get a thorough overview of its history, gain a wider perspective of cannabis’ influence on people, and learn how it can help us in our daily lives.

We will delve into some of the current science on the huge number of constituents that make up its activity. It is now known that our body has a special mechanism, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which works with many of these specific plant constituents. The scent of cannabis (containing terpenes) has also been shown to have significant therapeutic value.

Cannabis also has some unique and interesting botanical properties that we will explore.

By blending all of this information together in Cannabis for Healthcare Providers, we draw a clearer picture of how cannabis can support health and health care.

We round things out with approaching dosage suggestions for a variety of common health issues that cannabis has been shown to have success with. We also look at contraindications & cautions to prevent over doing it.

Is Cannabis for Healthcare Providers ~only~ for Health Care Providers?

Although this course is targeted towards Health Care Providers, it is accessible, and delivered in an easy to understand format. It is open and available to anyone with an interest in understanding the therapeutic potential and applications of medicinal Cannabis.

Have a desire to learn more about Medicinal Cannabis? Join us.


Lesson One: A Brief History of Cannabis Use (2 Video Lessons)
A Brief History of Cannabis Use
-The First Cannabis Plant
-The Earliest Direct Evidence of Plant Use
-Cannabis Use in Eurasia
-Holy Oil
-Cannabis Use in China & Western Mongolia

Western World History
-Claudius Galen & Pliny the Elder
-17th Century Use
-Pharmaceutical Products Featuring Cannabis
-Cannabis Prohibition in Canada
-Reefer Madness

Lesson Two: Cannabis is a whole Community of Personalities-an “Entourage” (4 Video Lessons)
Keeping Cannabis Research Alive
-Raphael Mechoulam
-Cannabis is a whole Community of Personalities
-Kali & Shiva Archetypes & Plant Devas
-Complex Nature of Cannabis

Introduction to Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
-Components of Endocannabinoid System & How Cannabinoids Work
-Introduction to Choosing Phytocannabinoids

Effects of the Underground Cannabis Industry 1
-Cannabis & the Legal & Political System
-Cultivators & Cannabis Breeding
-Cannabis Followers

Effects of the Underground Cannabis Industry 2
-Ego to Elixir
-Vital Energy of Cannabis
-Beyond THC

Lesson Three: A Closer Look at the Phytocannabinoids (2 Video Lessons)
Phytocannabinoid 1
-THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
-CBD (Cannabidiol)
-Phytocannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants

Phytocannabinoid 2
-CBG (Cannabigerol) & CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid)
-CBC (Cannabichromine)
-CBN (Cannabinol)
-THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)
-2 Acid Phytocannabinoids: CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) & THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)

Lesson Four: Terpenes & Flavonoids (2 Video Lessons)
Terpenes 1
-Introduction to 8 Common Terpenes: Pinene, Limonene, Myrcene, Cis-ocimene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Humulene, Caryophyllene; Terpenes & the Blood-Brain Barrier

Terpenes 2
-Diving Deeper into the Individual Terpenes: Properties, Herbal Actions, & Indications: Pinene, Limonene, Myrcene, Terpineol, Linalool, Humulene, Caryophyllene, Terpinolene; Flavonoids

Lesson 5: A Deeper Look at the Endocannabinoid System  (3 Video Lessons)
Endocannabinoid System Video 1
-The Endocannabinoid System: Purpose, Components; Discovery of First Cannabinoids; Cannabinoid Receptors: CB1 Actions, Location and Activity in the Body

Endocannabinoid System Video 2
-CB2 Receptor Sites: Actions, Location & Activity in the Body; Functions of the ECS; Endocannabinoid Activity: pain, in the brain, bone formation, connective tissue health, immune system modulation, neoplasm, embryology, digestive system regulation, liver function

Endocannabinoid System Video 3
-Endocannabinoid Activity: appetite and eating; Endocannabinoid deficiency: Fibromyalgia, migraines, IBS, Metabolic Syndrome; Other Influences on the Endocannabinoid System (Pharmaceuticals, Botanicals, Ethanol); Lifestyle Effects on ECS; Bodywork & the ECS

Lesson 6 Cannabis Botany (4 Video Lessons)
Cannabis Botany 1
– Introduction to Cannabaceae Family: Humulus, Cannabis & Celtis genus; Sativa, Indica & Ruderalis Species/Hybrids; Cannabis ID basics, Growth Forms, Leaf Patterns

Cannabis Botany 2
– Photoperiod: Vegetative & Flowering Stage; Intro to Controlled Environment Cultivation

Cannabis Botany 3
-Plant Sex; Feminized/Auto Flowering Plants; First Flowers

Cannabis Botany 4
-Cannabis Flowers Continued; Anatomy of a Cannabis Flower, Racemes, Trichomes, Seeds

Lesson 7: Types of Cannabis (2 Video Lessons)
Types of Cannabis 1
    -Genetic Complexities: Cannabis indica, sativa, & ruderalis; Industrial Hemp vs. Cannabis, Hemp CBD vs. Cannabis CBD

Types of Cannabis 2
    -Hemp CBD vs. Cannabis CBD continued: the entourage effect related to CBD use; Cannabis Terminology: Genotype, Phenotype, Chemotype, Cultivar & New Proposed Naming System in Canada: Type I, Type II, Type III

Lesson 8 Methods of Consumption (4 Video Lessons)
Methods of Consumption 1
-Introduction: Inhalation, Ingestion, Sublingual, Suppository, Absorption; “Start Low & Go Slow”; Considerations for Choosing MOC; CBG & Juicing; Methods for Inhalation, Inhalation Effects,

Methods of Consumption 2
-Inhalation: Effects, Indications & Cautions; Smoking vs. Vaporizing; Vaporizing & Styles of Vaporizers; Vaporizing Temperatures and Cannabinoids

Methods of Consumption 3
    -Ingestion: Effects, Indications & Cautions; Contrast of Metabolism of Ingestion vs. Inhalation

Methods of Consumption 4
    -Sublingual: Effects, Indications & Cautions; Suppository: Effects, Indications & Cautions; Absorption (Topical): Effects, Indications & Cautions; Multiple MOC approach

Lesson 9: Cautions (2 Video Lessons)
Cannabis Cautions 1
    -Cautions: Brain Development, Inexperienced Users, Elderly, Advanced Cardiopulmonary Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Mental Health Disorders

Cannabis Cautions 2
    -Cautions: Pregnancy & Lactation, Allergic & Adverse Reactions; Side Effects vs. Desired Effects; THC Tolerance; THC Sensitivity

Lesson 10: Antidotes (6 Video Lessons)
Antidote 1: One Toke Over the Line
-Considerations for THC ingestion: Placebo vs. Nocebo, Time as Remedy; Overdose Options from History; Exploring Antidotes: Lemons (Limonene), Calamus Root,

Antidote 2
    -Exploring Antidotes Cont’d: Pinene, Black Pepper, CDB, Medicinal Mushrooms, Food & Cold Water

Antidote 3
    -Toxic Effects of High THC Consumption; Exploring Clinical Manifestations of Excess Consumption

Antidote 4
    -Street Drugs commonly used in Conjunction with Cannabis; Toxic Effects of High THC Consumption; Pre-Existing Mental Illnesses & Cannabis Use; Revisiting CBD as Antidote to THC Overconsumption; Exploring CBG, THCV, CBDV, & CBN as antidotes

Antidote 5
    -Action Plan to Reduce THC Symptoms; Conflicting Symptoms of THC Overdose; Conflicting Terpenes with Overdosing

Antidote 6
    -Pharmacokinetics & Delivery Systems for Symptom Reduction Formulas: Inhalation, Sublingual, Intranasal, Topical Absorption


Lesson 11: Dosing Basic Guidelines For CBD & THC for Some Common Ailments
 (7 Video Lessons)

Cannabis Dosing 1
    -Introduction to & Considerations for Cannabis Dosing: Method of Consumption, Potency of Product, Age of Product, Contaminants, Packaging of Product, Absorption Rate, Target Area of Desired Outcome; Dosing Checklist; Choosing Route of Consumption

Cannabis Dosing 2
    Choosing Route of Consumption-speed of delivery, length of effects; Ingestion & Inhalation in Tandem; Introduction to Microdosing; Monitoring Dosage; Basic CBD & THC Dosing

Cannabis Dosing 3
    -Introduction to Specific Health Conditions: Revisiting & Diving Deeper into Antidotes Before Dosing Conditions

Cannabis Dosing 4
-Antidoting Edibles

Cannabis Dosing 5
    -Dosing Protocols for Specific Health Conditions: Anxiety, Appetite Loss & Nausea, Autoimmune Issues, Chronic Pain

Cannabis Dosing 6
    -Dosing Protocols for Specific Health Conditions: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) & Conjunctive Medicinal Mushroom use, Insomnia, Menstrual Issues (PMS, Cramping, Endometriosis), Migraine Headaches

Cannabis Dosing 7
    -Dosing Protocols for Specific Health Conditions: Social Anxiety, Seizure Disorders; Cannabis Dosing Summary


Lesson 12: Summary (1 Video Lesson)
-Cannabis for Health Care Professionals Course Summary From Terry Willard

Cannabis For Health Care Providers is an introductory and yet highly comprehensive course. You will complete the course with a strong foundational understanding of cannabis medicine and its potential applications for yourself, your clients, or patients under your care.

Once completed, you will have an understanding of:

-Phytocannabinoids and their interaction with our endogenous cannabinoid system
-The Entourage Effect and why this it is important for best clinical outcomes
-How best to differentiate and choose species, cultivars and terpene profiles for therapeutic use
-Methods of Delivery: Inhalation, Ingestion, Sublingual, Suppositories & Topical Absorption
-Hemp CBD vs. Cannabis CBD
-Basic dosing guidelines for CBD & THC
-Protocols and dosing for many common chronic heath conditions
-Contraindications, Cautions, and Antidotes
-…and more

Meet The Instructors

Meet Your Instructor, College Founder Dr. Terry Willard PhD. and Contributing Researcher, Wild Rose Alumna, Instructor, & former College Manager Jeananne Laing, Master & Clinical Herbalist.


Dr. Terry Willard, PhD

Dr. Terry Willard PhD, Cl.H. is the founder & former director of Wild Rose Herbal College, and has been in clinical practice for almost 40 years.

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