Cannabis Science Certification 


This five series 20 module program explores rudimentary through intermediate topics including: botany, compounds, the ECS, consumption methods, and compassionate client care. Businesses with 3 or more certified members earn a University Crest to display on their website or in retail establishment window.  Individuals earn a certificate of completion and E-badge. Online students will receive access to a new series each week email including a video modules, helpful learning materials, e-books, slide shows, and more! 

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Topics Explored


This course offers a comprehensive study of plant science from the perspective of Cannabis. We cover a wide range of topics such as the basics of botany, the taxonomy of Cannabis, the Indica/Sativa myth, Hemp vs Cannabis and the distinctions between genotype, chemotype, and phenotype. 

  • Module One: Cannabis Botany

  • Module Two: The True Taxonomy of Cannabis

  • Module Three: Debunking the Indica/Sativa Myth

  • Module Four: Discussion of Genotype, Phenotype, and Chemotype

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Ever wonder why one type of Cannabis makes you sleepy while another type has an energizing effect? It’s the compounds! Cannabis is home to a diverse array of compounds that are responsible for many of its reported medicinal and recreational effects. In this series, we take a look at the different classes of compounds present in Cannabis and explore their many properties, while examining the necessity of decarboxylation. 

  • Module One: Primary vs Secondary Compounds

  • Module Two: Cannabinoids & Decarboxylation

  • Module Three: Terpenes

  • Module Four: Flavonoids and the Matrix

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Now that we know the different compounds in Cannabis we must look at what happens when we consume them. In the course, we explore the Endocannabinoid Receptor System, specific receptor binding mechanisms of cannabinoids, the signaling pathways they initiate and how those relate to reported effects. We will also dive into the Entourage Theory and discuss how many of the synergistic relationships between compounds help to produce the overall effect. 

  • Module One: Anatomy, Physiology & The ECS

  • Module Two: Receptor Mechanisms and Signaling Pathways

  • Module Three: Additional Actions of Phytocannabinoids

  • Module Four: The Entourage Effect


Edibles, topicals, flowers oh my! In this course, we take a look at the ways we consume Cannabis, how they work, and why they make us feel so different. We’ll also explore popular Cannabis products and discuss the most appropriate applications for each type.

  • Module One: Smoking, Vaporizing and Ingesting Cannabis

  • Module Two: Mucosal and Topical Applications of Cannabis

  • Module Three: Cannabis Products and How They’re Made

  • Module Four: Tools to Choose the Right Product


When working with Cannabis, it is necessary to connect with consumers to gain a greater understanding of their desired experience. When novice consumers have questions and concerns about Cannabis it is the job of Cannabis professionals to simultaneously put them at ease and help them navigate the often overwhelming market. In this course, students will learn techniques to deliver the highest standard of care and information (without making medical claims!) to customers in an efficient manner. 

  • Module One: Connecting with Consumers

  • Moule Two: Destigmatizing Cannabis

  • Module Three: Explaining Cannabis

  • Module Four: Navigating Medical Concerns