sativa science club
Who we are
& What we do
Keeping up with the latest cannabis science requires a tremendous amount of time, organization, and strategy. Even then, it's hard to determine what information is legitimately trustworthy and worth pursuing. Without professional support and guidance, this process can feel overwhelming. That's why so many businesses today are basing crucial decisions about their products and services around faulty and outdated information. Our goal is to help you take the guesswork out of your cannabis research efforts, identify the most meaningful ways to leverage the information, and ultimately fast-track your success. We'll make sure you know all there is to know about the latest science, provide you with the skill set you need to incorporate this knowledge into your practice, and save you years of hard work full of trial and error. Plus you'll meet hundreds of action oriented collaborators in the process.
"This is so much more than a certificate, it’s a lifestyle and a deeply passionate community."
Annie Lannin, alumni 2017
join the club
the elevated advocacy Program
The Elevated Advocacy Membership is a 6 month, multi-media program intended to enrich cannabis advocacy and education efforts worldwide. Whether you’re brand new to the cannabis industry or well established and ready to grow, Sativa Science Club will help you gain the skills you need to impact meaningful change, and then challenge you to get out there and operate at your highest level. Our comprehensive leadership program is designed to empower a generation of doers who are ready to turn a cannabis lifestyle into a living. Together, we will help you to build an advocacy practice that brings higher profits while helping you achieve your higher purpose. Below are just a few of our core values...
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how it works
Every year SSC releases a 6-month program based on the Six Pillars Of Elevated Advocacy:
The Endocannabinoid System
This coursework is then peer-reviewed by a board of experts in their field and released in weekly modules. Each bundle includes easy-to-follow videos, printable templates, E-books, resource lists, downloadable PDF's, and more! All of the training takes place on our private website. Here, members can browse previous modules, view videos, connect with other advocates, and engage in group projects or side missions.
But this is not your typical online learning program. The Elevated Advocacy experience is transformative. Every journey begins and ends with a personal reflection, and each lesson is intended to challenge growth. By the end of the year, members will have an advanced understanding of cannabis science, as well as a success plan, complete with clear and measurable goals.
Membership also includes community components like virtual office hours and conference calls. Here, our team will answer your burning questions, offer strategic advice, and empower our members to take consistent action.
Plus, once you’re in, you’re a member for life. You can retake the coursework for FREE each year, for as long as the program exists.
education is for everyone!
Your Contribution allows us to sponsor meaningful education Efforts for communities in need
Who Should Join?
If you want to learn how to help your clients achieve their goals *WHILE* aligning your business with your highest values, SSC is for you. Our ideal members fall into the following three categories:
AMBITIOUS cannabis Advocates
If you’re a passionate consumer who’s looking for a deeper and more meaningful relationship with cannabis, you have arrived. In fact, the most direct path to success is neatly mapped out and organized. If you dedicate yourself to the journey, you will be preforming above and beyond industry experts in no time. And when you’ve decided on what’s next, we will be there to support you every step of the way!
Attention bloggers, social influencers, event producers, health consultants, massage therapists, yoga instructors, canna-business owners, and beyond! If you’re ready to deepen your client relationships, attract more of your ideal customers, expand your offerings, and exponentially increase your revenue, SSC will teach you how to fully leverage your resources — even if you currently know nothing about the industry!
SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNERS
Already operating a (mostly) successful business? You are in the right place if you're ready to take things to the next level. SSC will help bridge the gap between your clients and your products and services. Let’s fill your toolbox with everything you need for employee retention, informative marketing strategy, and more! These trainings and master-courses will teach you the most effective and meaningful techniques in social entrepreneurship and cannabis advocacy.
What Sets Us Apart & How Will You Grow?
Whether your goal is to turn your part-time project into a full-time business, take your current skill set to new heights, or your just getting started, we’re here to help you….
Get up to date and stay up to date, on the latest cannabis science
Apply scientific evidence to your everyday advocacy
Make better-informed business and professional decisions
Help banish the negative stigma associated with cannabis medicine
Optimize your personal and professional interactions
Clarify your personal and professional goals
Define your canna-business vision
Design your personal brand
Leverage your unique strengths to increase sales and profitability
Help clients make the right product selection every time
Learn proven marketing strategies that educate and uplift
& Maximize your social impact
But the best part is you will do it all in a way that is fully aligned with your vision, integrity, and values.
Who Leads The Way?
Mike McCormick, PHD.
SCIENCE WRITER / EDITOR IN CHIEF
Dr. Mike is a cannabis scientist and educator residing in San Diego, California. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at M.I.T. and studied cannabinoid receptors as a post-doctoral associate at The Scripps Research Institute. Following his post-doc, Dr. Mike spent four years as a technical adviser to corporate law firms obtaining patents on pharmaceuticals. He is an author on over a dozen scientific articles including publications in Nature, Biochemistry, and PNAS. Dr. Mike oversees the technical portion of the Elevated Advocacy Program and we are very proud to call him part of the family here at SSC.
Brandie Leach, MBA.
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR OF CONTENT
SSC is a collaborative education model spearheaded by Brandie Leach (AKA Mary Jane Poppins); Herbalist, Educator, and Founder of SSC. An award wining organizer acknowledged as one of the the most influential leaders in the Oregon Cannabis Industry, Brandie is a passionate community health advocate, founding board member of the Oregon Craft Cannabis Alliance, and creator of one of the worlds fastest growing cannabis science communities. Along with our trusted collaborators, and Science Editor In Chief, Mike McCormick, Ph.D., our mission is to help you catch up to speed on the latest research, realize your highest potential, and use your gifts to make a meaningful difference.