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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.

Enrollment in this online course allows you to start and stop at any time. Any students completing our certifications and/or coursework will have permanent access to their student dashboard to review materials at any time. If in the future, you want to review any information, simply log-on to your dashboard to re-visit the content.


Our 9 module Cannabis 101 Certification  consists of:

  • Section 1 – An Ancient Plant for Modern Illnesses
  • Section 2 – Legal Landscape
  • Section 3 – The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Section 4 – Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Opioids
  • Section 5 – Clinical Practice
  • Section 6 – Delivery Systems
  • Section 7 – Dosing
  • Section 8 – Medical Myths and Facts
  • Section 9 – Additional Resources
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Course Syllabus

  • Section 1 History
    • A. Early History of Cannabis
      • Graphic: Cannabis through the ages
    • B. Cannabis in the West
    • C. US Prohibition
      • Graphic: Schedule Chart
    • D. Medical Cannabis Today
  • Section 2 Legal Landscape
    • A. Overview of Cannabis laws and regulations
  • Section 3 The Endocannabinoid System
    • A. Discovering the ECS
    • B. Quick links for the Scientist
      • Video: The Scientist
      • A. The Endocannabinoid System
        • Video: Dr Jake Felice Discusses the ECS
        • Graphic: Some of the Health benefits of Marijuana
      • B. Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior
  • Section 4 Cannabinoids and Terpenes
    • A. Minor Cannabinoids
      • Graphic: Cannabinoid Guide
      • Graphic: Treatment Guide
    • B. Terpenes and the Entourage Effect
      • Graphic: Terpene Chart
      • Video: Dr. Jake Felice Discusses Terpenes
    • C. Cannabis Tolerance
    • D. Cannabinoids and Opioids
      • Graphic: Opioid Crisis Statistics
      • Graphic: Causes of Death by Drug
  • Section 5 Ailments
    • A. Anxiety, Cancer, Epilepsy
    • B. GI, Sleep, Migraine
    • C. Neuro, Pain, PTSD
  • Section 6 Delivery Systems for Cannabis 
    • A. Smoking and Vaporizing
    • B. Joints, Water Pipes and Bongs
    • C. Edibles, Tinctures, Topicals
      • Graphic: Know your edibles
      • Graphic: Method of Delivery
  • Dosing for Inexperienced Patients
    A. Getting Started
    B. Set and Setting
    C. Drug Interactions
    D. Biphasic Effect
    E. Basic Dosing Protocol
    F. Find Your CBD/THC Ratio
    G. Reading Product Labels
    H. A Final Note About Potency
  • Section 8 Medical Myth and Facts
    • Gateway Theory
    • Impaired Motivation
    • Lung Damage
  • Section 9 Additional Resources
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Medical Cannabis Handbook now Available


Helps healthcare professionals to navigate the maze of information and disinformation about medical cannabis

Written for all healthcare professionals who are considering including medical cannabis in their treatment plans, this is the first handbook to disseminate all the information needed to advise patients safely and legally. Replete with evidence-based guidelines firmly grounded in the most up-to-date research, this resource covers the historical, legal, and biological context of medical cannabis so healthcare professionals can confidently discuss possible plans with their patients.

Medical Cannabis Handbook for Healthcare Professionals delves into the biology of the endocannabinoid system addressing how cannabis interacts with the body, its effects and side effects, and how to manage cannabis-drug interactions. Chapters discuss in detail how to talk to patients, what language providers can and cannot use, protocols for patient-centered dosing, and the variety of available cannabinoid pharmaceuticals. Based on the latest research, this book demonstrates the efficacy of cannabis in treating a broad range of symptoms and conditions. Written for any healthcare professional who might have to answer patient questions about medical cannabis, this handbook dispels common myths and confirms little-known facts about medical cannabis.


  • Delivers the most up-to-date, evidence-based research on medical cannabis to enhance understanding of this complex topic
  • Provides historical, legal, and biological content so that healthcare providers can confidently discuss medical cannabis with patients
  • Dispels common cannabis myths and misinformation
  • Discusses pain management regarding cannabis and opioids
  • Co-published with Medical Marijuana 411, the leading medical cannabis education provider to offer online CME, CPE and CNE courses to health professionals worldwide; and required certifications for dispensary consultants
  • Free shipping in the continental U.S.

Course Materials


  • Each section followed by endnote citation links to more than 800+ current, peer-reviewed research studies
  • 9 modules which consist of: basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the ECS, and how cannabinoid receptors work with our bodies. Further modules will delve into important topics like: how to medicate, terpenes, The Entourage Effect, cannabinoids, THC, CBD, and how medical marijuana works with a variety of different ailments.
  • Multiple videos on multiple cannabis related topics.
  • Downloadable PDFs and graphics for review and why’s medical marijuana is an option for patient treatment
  • Resource sections for further reading and review
  • Videos featuring: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Dr. Sue Sisley, Dr. Mark Ware, Dr. Donald Abrams and Dr. Jake Felice to help articulate section module content
  • Multiple videos which illustrate the ECS, CB1 & CB2 receptors, patient stories and expert testimony on multiple cannabis related topics.
  • Downloadable PDFs and graphics for review with colleagues, patients, and peers interested in the how’s and why’s medical marijuana is an option for patient treatment
  • The impact of cannabis on the opioid addiction crisis
  • Resource sections for further reading and review

What's Included

  • Instant access to all course materials
  • Printable and downloadable infographics
  • All research materials used for the online course
  • Lifetime, unlimited access
  • 24/7 access
  • No time limits
  • Start anytime
  • Work on your own time and at your own pace
  • Affordably priced
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  • Great course! I appreciate the knowledge. Joey C

  • This by far the best training I have ever. The history and solid facts kept so intrigued that all I wanted to do was KEEP READING! Great content! Vanessa F

  • Enjoyable and informative. Kudos. Benjamin S.

  • I loved the course, it taught me so much! I think maybe a next steps page or maybe paths for professional certification or advanced training.Jared C.

  • A good starter course!Constance W.

  • Thank you for providing me with such rich knowledge about the cannabis plant, very much appreciated. Johnny B.

  • Some of the videos were sort of long, but other than that, great course!Mindy A.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH!Terrence LM.

  • Extremely informative, Its necessary for everyone in cannabis to take this course.Kera R.

Cited Experts

With over 800+ current, peer-reviewed citations, Medical Marijuana 411 is proud to be the leader in online medical marijuana education for patients, medical professionals, and dispensary consultants.

Additional videos from leading cited experts, scientists and physicians, and downloadable graphics are part of this certification. Here is a partial list of the scientists, researchers, educators and lawyers whose work is cited within the Medical Marijuana 411 certifications.

Our goal of creating the most current content for this cannabis certification course was obtained by using peer-reviewed research from industry experts. All citations utilized in this course meet standard guidelines and are part of the public domain. Experts listed below are not affiliated with Medical Marijuana 411 and no endorsement or authorization should be inferred by their inclusion on our website.

 Medical Marijuana 411 has included links to each expert to ensure credit is given for their research, legal and scientific studies under the guidelines of “Fair Use.”

  • Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
  • Dr. Sue Sisley
  • Dr. Donald Abrams
  • Dr. Jake Felice
  • Dr. Ethan Russo
  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon
  • Dr. Nishi Whiteley
  • Dr. Mark Ware
  • Dr. Yehiel Gaoni
  • Dr. Bruce Mirken
  • Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
  • Neil Juneja, Gleam Law
  • Orion Inskip, Gleam Law
  • Dr. Martin Lee
  • Dr. Allyn Howlett, Ph.D
  • Dr. Gregory T Carter
  • Dr. David Bearman
  • Dr. Lumir Hanuš
  • Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo
  • Dr. Robert Melamede
  • Dr. Dustin Sulak
  • Dr. Bonni Goldstein
  • Professor Roger Pertwee
  • Dr. Shohami
  • Dr. Ester Fride
  • Dr. Melanie Dreher

All noted, expert research citations are available at the end of each module. Medical Marijuana 411 complies with endnote standards and by a simple click on the hyperlink associated with the endnote, students can easily find the entire research article and/or peer-reviewed study for further reading and analysis.

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