Cannabis Consultant (Budtender) Certification

The Medical Cannabis Consultant Certification presents a series of 12 course modules designed to teach an individual about the legal framework of working with medical marijuana patients, the basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the Endocannabinoid System, and how to work with patients when they come into a dispensary.

This is the most comprehensive Medical Cannabis Consultant Certification, Budtender, or Dispensary Technician Certification, offered anywhere online or in person. With more than 800+ peer reviewed, current citations from industry experts, scientists, doctors and industry leaders, the Consultant Certification will give you the foundation to be successful within the cannabis industry.

Course duration is approximately 25 hours depending on your pre-existing knowledge.

R2,200.00 Incl. VAT

Section 1: Legal Landscape
South African Cannabis Laws and Regulation
Your role in the Dispensary
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
What You Can & Can’t Do

Section 2: History
Early History of Cannabis Use
Cannabis in the West
South African Cannabis Prohibition and History
Medical Cannabis Today
Hemp vs Cannabis

Section 3: The Endocannabinoid System
The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
The Body’s Supercomputer
Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behaviour
Why The Endocannabinoid System Isn’t Taught In Medical School

Section 4: Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Opioids
Minor Cannabinoids
Terpenes and The Entourage Effect
Adverse Reactions to Cannabis
Cannabis Tolerance
Cannabinoids and Opioids

Section 5: Delivery Systems
Inhalation, Smoking and Vaporizing
Inhalation: Joints, Pipes, Water Pipes, Bongs
Edibles, Tinctures, Topicals

Section 6: Dosing
Dosing Protocol

Section 7: Reading Lab Testing Labels

Section 8: Clinical Practice – Broad Therapeutic Uses
Anxiety Disorders, Cancer & Epilepsy
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Sleep Disorders & Migraine Headaches
Neurodegenerative Disorders
Pain & Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

Section 9: Storage and Handling

Section 10: Communicating with Customers

Section 11: Myths and Facts
Gateway Theory, Addiction & Brain Function
Impaired Motivation, Memory & Mental State
Lung Damage, Use Patterns & Overall Danger

Section 12: Additional Resources

This course is certified in the USA in Washington, Ohio, Utah, Alaska and has pending approval in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.


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