Herbal Allies of Cannabis
Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Herbal Allies of Cannabis

Cannabis has taken center stage as one of the most useful medicinal plants on the planet. But, did you know that other herbs and spices also contain compounds similar to cannabinoids?

A cannabinoid is a chemical compound that interacts with a large regulatory system in the body called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. And homeostasis, my friends, is the perfect internal balance required for optimum health. 

Sativa Science Club welcomes Missy Rohs of the Arctos School of Herbal and botanical Studies for an overview of non-cannabis plants that engage the endocannabinoid system and help restore balance to the body. Don't miss this three-hour intensive journey at Jupiter Hotel in Portland Oregon.

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Horticulture For Retailers
Feb
26
1:30 PM13:30

Horticulture For Retailers

Designed for budtenders, owners, and retail staff to enhance comprehension of the horticultural nature & origins of the flowers and products sold in licensed cannabis retail facilities. An excellent staff training opportunity! See below for 40% business discounts.

This two-hour presentation offers what retail professionals need to know about the following topics: Botanical Nomenclature, Production Environments, Phytochemistry, Soil & Growing Media, Plant Nutrition, Plant Pathology, Pest & Pathogen Management, Contaminants, Plant Propagation & Nursery Care, and more. Offered as a public class, private class, or staff training.

Instructor, Todd Dalotto has an HBS in Horticultural Science from OSU and has been researching, breeding, and teaching cannabis horticultural science in Western Oregon since 1999.

Earn an E-Badge for attendance! E-badges are used in an achievement recognition and tracking system that uses Open Badges for competency recognition, professional development, and connected learning. For more information about e-badges: www.info.badgr.io

LOCATIONS, DATES, TIMES, & REGISTRATION

W.O.W. HALL, 291 W. 8TH AVE, EUGENE, OREGON

• February 1, 2018, 1pm to 3pm

SATIVA SCIENCE CLUB AT THE JUPITER HOTEL, 800 E. BURNSIDE ST., PORTLAND, OREGON

• February 29, 2018, 1:30 to 3:30

DISCOUNTS OFFERED:

40% off Business (3+ registrations; applied during registration)

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Cannabis Plant Pathology
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Cannabis Plant Pathology

Cannabis Plant Pathology

Learn the biology, identification, and mitigation of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes that parasitise cannabis. An ounce of prevention grows a pound of cure! Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Insect Pest Management
Mar
5
4:00 PM16:00

Insect Pest Management

Insect Pest Management

Learn the biology, prevention, monitoring, and mitigation of insect and arachnid pests of Cannabis. An ounce of prevention grows a pound of cure! Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Consumption Methods
Mar
5
to Mar 6

Consumption Methods

Edibles, topicals, flowers oh my! In this four module intensive, 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 of product.

 

  • Module One: Smoking, Vaporizing and Ingesting Cannabis

    • The purpose of this course is to better understand the different consumption methods regarding Cannabis consumption. Together, we will explore the mechanisms of smoking, vaporizing and ingesting Cannabis. We will uncover the ways in which the compounds are absorbed by the body and how, if at all, the consumption method influences the overall experience. We will discuss potential pros and cons of smoking, vaporizing and ingesting Cannabis. This learning module will lay the foundation for the final course in the Consumption Methods series, “Tools to Choose the Right Products”. 
       

  • Module Two: Mucosal and Topical Applications of Cannabis

    • The purpose of this course is to better understand the mucosal and topical applications of Cannabis. We will explore the mechanisms of mucosal and topical applications and uncover the ways in which the compounds are absorbed by the body and how the consumption method influences the overall experience. This learning module, coupled with the prior learning module, will lay the foundation for the final course in the Consumption Methods series, “Tools to Choose the Right Products”. 
       

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

    • The purpose of this course is to better understand the different types of Cannabis products on the market. We will discuss different product types, how they are made, and how they should be consumed. With the foundational knowledge of the different delivery methods as they relate to Cannabis consumption, students will be able to identify and define all product types within each delivery method. This learning module, coupled with the two prior learning modules, will lay the foundation for the final course in the Consumption Methods series, “Tools to Choose the Right Products”.
       

  • Module Four: Tools to Choose the Right Product

    • The purpose of this course is to apply the knowledge of Cannabis science, Cannabis products and consumption methods to make better product recommendations. Now that we have a better understanding of the types of Cannabis products on the market, we can begin to understand what product is best for what experience. We will take a detailed look at all of the Cannabis products on the market and correlate them to desired experience. We will also discuss what products to recommend for common medical concerns and how to avoid discomfort when trying a new product.

 

Earn an E-Badge for attendance! E-badges are used in an achievement recognition and tracking system that uses Open Badges for competency recognition, professional development, and connected learning. For more information about e-badges: www.info.badgr.io

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Cannabis Breeding
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

Cannabis Breeding

Cannabis Breeding & Genetics

Learn the history, science, and strategies of cannabis plant breeding as well as the science of genetic heredity and intellectual property protections. Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Compassionate Client Care
Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

Compassionate Client Care

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 four module intensive, 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

    • The purpose of this course is to provide students with the tools to engage with consumers in a meaningful and respectful way. Oftentimes, novice consumers are very intimidated to talk about Cannabis. It is the job of Cannabis professionals and advocates to establish trust with novice consumers and help them navigate the often overwhelming world of legal Cannabis. In this course, students will learn techniques to deliver the highest standard of customer service and establish a relationship of trust with their customers. This course help teach students how to take all of the Cannabis science and product knowledge from the prior learning modules and communicate the information in a clear, digestible, respectful way.

  • Moule Two: Destigmatizing Cannabis

    • The purpose of this course is to provide students with the tools to respectfully engage with people who may have negative perceptions of Cannabis and Cannabis consumers. Many people have negative perceptions of Cannabis due to prohibition and government propaganda. In this course, students will learn how to engage in a meaningful and respectful dialogue with people who have negative perceptions of Cannabis. We will teach students how to subvert common stigmas associated with Cannabis while still maintaining the highest standard of customer service. 

  • Module Three: Explaining Cannabis

    • The purpose of this course is to provide students with the language to explain all of the Cannabis science from previous learning modules to consumers in a concise and effective way. This course will provide students with ways to explain Cannabis science in an efficient manner to consumers with limited background knowledge. We will offer examples of best practices on how to educate consumers, while making sure to not overwhelm or alienate them. This course will pull from information learned in all prior modules and help students feel prepared to educate others. 

  • Module Four: Navigating Medical Concerns

    • The purpose of this course is to provide students with ways to navigate consumer’s medical concerns. Many consumers look to Cannabis to help treat medical issues because of the wide range of healing potential Cannabis does have. However, budtenders and industry professionals are forbidden from making medical claims. This course will teach students how to best address consumer’s medical concerns and provide guidance without making medical claims. This course will also introduce the concept of Cannabis as part of a holistic wellness practice, which will be later deeply explored in an elective course of study.

 

Earn an E-Badge for attendance! E-badges are used in an achievement recognition and tracking system that uses Open Badges for competency recognition, professional development, and connected learning. For more information about e-badges: www.info.badgr.io

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Sustainable Agriculture
Mar
19
4:00 PM16:00

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

Learn about the goals & objectives of sustainable agriculture, the environmental impacts of different production practices, and how cannabis farmers can implement sustainable practices & technology to reduce greenhouse gasses, conserve energy, minimize pollution, protect worker rights, and leave plenty of resources for our grandchildren. Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Cannabis Plant Architecture & Pruning
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Cannabis Plant Architecture & Pruning

Cannabis Plant Architecture & Pruning

Learn about the anatomy & morphology of cannabis plants and the science behind how pruning & training techniques like super-cropping, trellising, mainlining, and low-stress training improves yield, yield-efficiency, pest/disease resistance, aesthetics, and overall health of cannabis crops. Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Plant Nutrition
Feb
19
4:00 PM16:00

Plant Nutrition

Cannabis Plant Nutrition

Learn the chemistry behind how nutrients move through the soil, and how they are taken-up and utilized by plants. You’ll also learn how your plants may be deficient in nutrients that you apply in abundance. Many popular myths about fertilizer application will be debunked. Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Intro to the Endocannabinoid System
Feb
19
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to the Endocannabinoid System

Once we have a working understanding of the compounds found in Cannabis we must look at what happens when we consume them. this four module intensive explores 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.

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Soil Science
Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

Soil Science

Soil Science

An overview of how the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil contribute to healthy plant growth and a thriving dynamic microbiome. Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Plant Propagation
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

Plant Propagation

Plant Propagation

Learn the science and practice of propagating cannabis plants sexually (by seed) and asexually (cloning). Includes instruction on propagation environments and reproduction biology. Optional hands-on workshop. Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Cannabis Compounds
Feb
5
11:00 AM11:00

Cannabis Compounds

Ever wonder why one type of Cannabis makes you sleepy while another type has an energizing effect? It’s the compounds! This four-module intensive study covers a diverse array of compounds that are responsible for many of its reported medicinal and recreational effects. Take a look at the different classes of compounds present in Cannabis and explore their many properties, while examining the necessity of decarboxylation.

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Seed Biology
Jan
29
4:00 PM16:00

Seed Biology

Cannabis Seed Biology

Learn the science of seed development, fertilization, dormancy, germination, and viability. Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.

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Job Seekers Clinic
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Job Seekers Clinic

Monday, January 29th, 10am-12:30pm, @jupiterhotel

Looking to break into the cannabis industry but not quite sure how to translate your previous experience? Join SSC and @greenforcestaffing on Monday, January 29th for a quarterly job seekers clinic. Learn how to navigate some of the internets most helpful resume building resources, figure out how to pitch your personality, and engage in a hands-on resume building exercise. 

Later on, we will be joined by Green Force staffing for an interview skills training

Are you an employer looking for just the right fit for your team? Join our eager and motivated group for job seekers networking following the clinic at 1pm! 

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PERIODIC EFFECTS PODCAST
Jan
26
5:30 PM17:30

PERIODIC EFFECTS PODCAST

PERIODIC EFFECTS PODCAST

Periodic Effects is a podcast focused on the business side of the cannabis industry. Episodes are hosted by Wayne Schwind, CEO & Founder of Periodic Edibles. This podcast takes a deeper look at the business Owners, Founders, and Executives inside the cannabis industry. Covering their story of how they entered the industry, what their businesses are currently working on and insights on where they see the cannabis industry going.

Periodic Effects has partnered with Sativa Science Club to bring you a one of a kind live Q&A podcast series that will cover the technical and scientific side of cannabis. Podcast episodes will feature a panel of experts that will discuss specific topics on the science of cannabis. The episodes will be recorded in front of a live audience that can engage with the panel in a Q&A format.

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Production Systems
Jan
22
4:00 PM16:00

Production Systems

Comparison of Production Systems

Learn about the cultural practices, equipment, cost, environmental impact, and science behind indoor, greenhouse, hoophouse, and outdoor cannabis production systems. Also covered are introductions to the core horticultural science topics to be covered in more detail in the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course, such as plant nutrition, soil science, seed biology, Integrated Pest Management, and more. Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Cannabis Horticulture Science Course is a series of ten 2-hour lectures over ten weeks providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use. Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success. Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture. Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume. Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program. Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam. 

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