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Included in the Master of Cannabis Program, Marijuana 101’s easy-to-understand lessons and videos will teach you about cannabis industry jobs, basic cannabis medicine, and the easiest way to grow and process a cannabis plant while following local laws. You’ll earn a certificate that proves your solid understanding of basic cannabis topics.

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Marijuana 101: Topics

Intro Cannabis Basics

Marijuana 101 Topics: Intro Cannabis Basics

  • What Is Cannabis?

    Cannabis has been described as a weed, as a recreational drug, and as the latest craze in medical treatment. But what actually is it? This lesson will cover the origins of the cannabis plant and tell you what you need to know about cannabis strains and cultivars. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Cannabis Plant Overview, including Origins of Cannabis,1 2 Cannabis Cultivars, Cannabis Strains, Descriptions of Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, Hybrids, and Cannabis Ruderalis, Parts of the Cannabis Plant, Cannabis Seeds, Hemp Fiber, Cannabis Flowers, Cannabis Buds, Cannabis Nugs, and Cannabis Trichomes
    • The Difference Between Cannabis and Hemp
    • Structure, Life Cycle, and Reproduction System of Cannabis Plants
    • Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
  • Components of Cannabis

    A look at compounds in cannabis like THC, CBD, and terpenes that can have an impact on patients. The lesson covers these topics:

    • The Primary Chemical Compounds in Cannabis, including Terpenes and Cannabinoids2 2
    • Entourage Effects of Cannabis Components
    • Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes
    • The Presence of Terpenes in Cannabis Strains
    • Terpenes and Infections (including MRSA)
    • Raphael Mechoulam and S. Ben-Shabbat’s Entourage Effect Research with Full Spectrum Medical Cannabis and Whole Plant Cannabis Medicine
    • CBD and THC Interaction and Ratios
    • Cannabis Entourage Effects on Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Appetite, Memory, Attention, Insomnia, Sleep, and Addiction
    • Cannabis Strains that Reduce Cravings, Increase Alertness, Improve Circulation, and Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Cannabis Entourage Effects for Acne, Alzheimer’s Disease, Reducing Anxiety, Autoimmune Disorders, Lowering Blood Pressure, Mending Broken Bones, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcers, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Neurological Damage, Pain Relief, Sleep, and Insomnia
  • Cannabis Products

    The cannabis industry is growing exponentially. With growth comes a variety of new products—so many, in fact, that choosing the right one can be confusing to both new and experienced users. This lesson breaks down the most common products available at dispensaries. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Differences between Cannabis Products, including Cannabinoid Content, Potency, Activation (Raw vs. Decarboxylated), Classification based on Strain Names or Cultivars, Classification Based on Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid, Terpene Content 3 2
    • CBD:THC Ratio, THC-Dominant Products, CBD-Dominant Products, Hemp Products, 1:1 CBD:THC Ratios, CBD Products
    • How Potency is Shown on Labels for Cannabis Flower, Cannabis Concentrates, and Edibles, including Percentages and Number of Milligrams
    • Raw Cannabinoids, including THCA, CBDA, and Non-Activated Products
    • How to Read Cannabis Product Labels, including Tracking and Regulatory Information, Effects, Cannabinoid Content, Activation Status, Potency, Contaminants, Nutrition Information, and Terpene Content
    • Products Sold at Dispensaries, including Flowers, Concentrates, Edibles, Topicals, Transdermals, and Other Infused Products
    • How to Find High Quality Top Shelf Bulk Cannabis Flowers, Buds, Joints, Blunts, Pre-Rolls, and Shake including Bud Size and Potential Cannabis Contaminants, Pesticides, Mold, and Seeds
    • Characteristics of Low Quality Cannabis, including Scent, Color, Finger Feel, Throat Feel
    • Cannabis Flower Consumption Methods, including Smoking and Vaporizing
    • Input Materials for Cannabis Extracts, including Flash-Frozen Fresh Plants, Dried Cannabis Flowers, Dried Cannabis Trim, and Hemp
    • Cannabis Extraction Methods, including Solventless Concentrates (Kief, Bubble Hash, Pressed Hashish, Rosin) and Solvent-Based Extracts (RSO, BHO, PHO, Ethanol Extracts, CO2 Oil, Distillate, Isolate, Water-Soluble Isolate, Nano-Isolate)
    • Cannabis Concentrate Product Consistencies, including Budder, Shatter, Crumble, Wax, Live Resin, Sugar, Rocks and Sauce, and Vape Cartridges
    • How Cannabis Edibles Work, including LDL Delivery, Liver Metabolites, Dosing, Digestive System Issues, and Sublingual Delivery
    • Ingredients in Cannabis Edibles, including Flower Infusions in Oil, Distillates, Isolates, Full-Spectrum Extracts, Broad-Spectrum Extracts, Non-Cannabis Ingredients, and Allergens
    • Differences between Full-Spectrum cannabis oil, Broad-Spectrum hemp oil, 4 2Cannabis Distillates, Isolates, and Nano-Isolates
    • Cannabis Edibles, including Cannabis-Infused Oils, Cannabis Tinctures, Raw Cannabis Tinctures, Cannabis-Infused Capsules, Cannabis-Infused Foods, Gummies, Hard Candies, Savory Edibles Cookies, Brownies, Cannabis-Infused Beverages (Soda, Coffee, Tea, Beer, Energy Drinks)
    • Cannabis Concentrates and Their Consumption, including Vaporizing with Vaporizers, Earth Stones, and Pens, How to Dab, and Dab Equipment (Dab Rigs, Nails, E-Nails, Torches, Dab Tools, Domes, Carb Caps, Terp Pearls, Quartz Inserts, Reverse Tweezers, Bangers)
    • Cannabis-Infused Topical and Transdermal Products, including Creams, Lotions, Balms, Patches, and Roll-Ons
    • Cannabis Topicals and Skin Sensitivity, Antioxidant Properties, Antimicrobial Properties, Acne Treatment, Onset and Duration, Pain Reduction, Inflammation Treatment, Itch Medicine
    • Other Dispensary Products including Cannabis-Infused Inhalers, Bath Bombs, Sexual Lubricants, Suppositories, Sublingual Strips, Moon Rocks, Infused Joints, Shampoo, Topicals
  • Intro Cannabis As Medicine

    Marijuana 101 Topics: Intro Cannabis As Medicine

  • History of Medical Cannabis

    A look at the origins of cannabis as medicine, and how the practice has evolved to meet the needs of modern patients.The lesson covers these topics:

    • Ancient History of Hemp Cultivation
    • Health Benefits of Cannabis, including Cannabis in the US Pharmacopoeia and Cannabis Used as a Legal Medicine5 2
    • Cannabis Legislation in the United States, including the 1914 Harrison Act, the Cannabis Tax Act, the Boggs Act, the Narcotics Control Act, the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, the Shafer Commission, the Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) Program (also known as the IND Compassionate Use Program), the Controlled Substance Act, the 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act, the Cole Memo
    • Public Cannabis Research Studies by Organizations Like the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the New England Journal of Medicine, including Scientific Evidence for Treating Glaucoma and Cancer with Cannabis
    • Cannabis Regulation in the United States, including Cannabis Policy in the 1900s and 2000s, Ronald Reagan’s War on Drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Cannabis and the FDA, Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Cannabis
    • United States Political Policy on Cannabis, including legislation by former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former President Ronald Reagan, former President Donald Trump, and former California Governor Jerry Brown
    • Current Cannabis Policy In President Joseph Biden's Administration
    • History of Cannabis Research on Phytocannabinoids, Cannabis and Pain, Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabidiol (CBD), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabicyclol (CBL), Acid Forms of Cannabis (THCA, CBDA, CBGA, CBCA, and CBLA), Cannabinoid Receptors, CB1 Receptors, Cannabis Receptors in the Brain, Endocannabinoids, Endogenous Cannabinoids, Anandamide (AEA), N-Arachidonoyl Ethanolamine, 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG)
    • Physician Concerns about Cannabis, including Cannabis Abuse, Cannabis vs. Morphine, Patients and Medical Cannabis, First Amendment Rights for Doctors Prescribing Cannabis, Prescribing Cannabis as a Federal Crime, Prosecution of Doctors for Prescribing Cannabis
  • Medical Cannabis Programs in the United States and Canada

    This lesson describes qualifying conditions, patient/caregiver registration, and limits for every US state with a medical cannabis program and Canada. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in the United States6 2
    • Registering as a Medical Cannabis Patient in every US state with a medical cannabis program
    • Registering as a Medical Cannabis Caregiver in every US state with a medical cannabis program
    • Possession and Cultivation Rules for Medical Cannabis Patients in every US state with a medical cannabis program

    Canada’s Medical Cannabis Program, including Qualifying Conditions, Becoming a Patient with Health Canada, Purchasing Medical Cannabis, and Becoming a Caregiver

  • The Endocannabinoid System

    Information on how the body’s endocannabinoid system reacts with cannabinoids found in cannabis, and the benefits they can provide. The lesson covers these topics:

    • History of Mammals and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)7 2
    • Cannabis and Homeostasis in the Human Body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
    • Using Cannabis for Optimum Health and to Maintain a Healthy Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
    • The Lack of Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Education in Medical Schools
    • Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Depletion and Cannabis Deficiency Syndromes like Anorexia Nervosa, Fibromyalgia, Huntington’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, PTSD, and Schizophrenia
    • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) and Cannabis Abstinence
  • Conditions Treated by Cannabis

    Breaks down all of the most common symptoms addressed by medical cannabis.

    The lesson covers these topics:

    • Peer-Reviewed Research on Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), including US Federal Government Restrictions on Cannabis Research and PubMed, the United States’ National Library of Medicine7 1
    • Cannabis Medical Information from licensed cannabis physicians Dr. Joe Cohen, Dr. Arif Khan, and Dr. David Allen
    • Palliative Cannabis Treatments and Symptoms Relieved by Cannabis, including Appetite Stimulation, Nausea and Vomiting Control, Intraocular Eye Pressure, Reducing Seizures, Reducing Pain and Inflammation, Reducing Chronic Pain, Movement Disorder Symptoms, Neurological Disorder Symptoms, Reducing Anxiety, Reducing Depression, Reducing Opioid Addiction
    • Improving Health and Emotions with Cannabis
  • Administering Cannabis

    Learn the best ways to consume cannabis and determine your dose. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Cannabis Administration Methods, including Ingestion, Inhalation, 9 2Sublingual, Buccal, Intraoral, Transdermals, Topicals, and Suppositories
    • Finding the Right Cannabis Dose, including Genetic Testing, DNA Tests, Titration for New and Experienced Users
    • Cannabis Sensitization Protocol and Cannabis Abstinence to Reduce Tolerance
    • Avoiding the Negative Side Effects of Cannabis including Psychoactive Effects, Intoxication, Anxiety, Scattered Thinking, Mania, Hallucinations, Cardiovascular Side Effects (Increased Heart Rate and Decreased Blood Pressure), Fatigue, Drowsiness Sedative Effects, Insomnia, Changes in Dreams, Allergic Reactions, Cannabis Dependence, Dizziness, Cough, Decreased Appetite, Appetite Stimulation, Dry Mouth, Red Eyes, Increased Urination, Lack of Effects, and Vaginal Dryness
    • Using Cannabis with Alternative Modalities such as Yoga, Hypnosis, and Physical Therapy
    • Cannabis Interactions with Other Drugs, including Medicinal Supplements, Opioids, Chemotherapy, NSAIDs, Acetaminophen, Steroids, Anti-Anxiety Medicine, Benzodiazepines, Probiotics, Alcohol, Antidepressants, Blood Pressure Medication, Warfarin, and Herbal Supplements
  • Intro Fundamentals of Cannabis Cultivation

    Marijuana 101 Topics: Intro Fundamentals of Cannabis Cultivation

  • Before You Start Growing Cannabis

    Before you plant your first cannabis plant, you need to make important decisions about where to grow, what to grow, and how to grow it. This lesson gives you the best option for starting your very first cannabis garden. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Cannabis Plant Overview, including Parts of the Cannabis Plant, Cannabis Seeds, Hemp Fiber, Cannabis Flowers, Buds, and Nugs, and How Cannabis Buds Form10 2
    • Cannabis Plant Life Cycle, including Germination, Seedlings, Clones, the Vegetative State, and the Flowering Stage
    • How Cannabis Plants Breathe, Eat, and Reproduce, including Sexual and Asexual Propagation
    • Light, Air, Nutrient, Water, and Temperature Needs of Pot Plants
    • Choosing Your First Strain to Grow
    • Designing an Indoor Cannabis Garden Space
    • Growing Cannabis in Soil
    • Using Smart Pots for Your Cannabis Grow
    • Lighting Choices for Indoor Cannabis Grow Rooms, including How Cannabis Plants Use Light, Lighting Basics, Choosing the Best Lights, and Budget, Room Size, and Stage of Growth Considerations
    • Understanding Wattage, Lumens, Kelvin, CRI, PPFD, and PAR Watts Effects on Cannabis Garden Lighting
    • Types of Grow Lights for Cannabis Gardens, including Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
    • Lighting Accessories for Indoor Cannabis Gardens, including Automatic Light Timers and Green LED Headlamps
    • Home Security for Indoor Cannabis Gardens
  • Setting Up Your Indoor Marijuana Grow Area

    Setting up your indoor marijuana grow space takes time and planning. This lesson helps you set up the space for your first cannabis garden. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Building a Cannabis Grow Room, including Space Requirements and Blocking External Heat and Light, 11 2Cleanliness, Air Flow, Water Availability, Electrical Wiring and Requirements, Fire Safety, and Lighting
    • Air Flow in Cannabis Grow Rooms, including Calculating Air Exchange Equipment Needs, Continuous Horizontal Air Flow Fans, Inlet and Exhaust Fans, Oscillating Fans, Odor Control, and Carbon Filters
    • Setting Up Lights in a Cannabis Grow including Handling Light Bulbs
    • Monitoring Temperature and Humidity in Indoor Cannabis Grows, including How Lights Affect Temperature, Heating and Air Conditioning, Relative Humidity, Correcting Humidity Problems, Humidifiers, and Dehumidifiers
  • Getting Ready For Your Cannabis Plants

    Once your grow space is ready, it's time to set up everything your cannabis plants will need, including media, nutrients, and pest prevention. This lesson gives you the best options for starting your first marijuana grow. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Basic Equipment for your Cannabis Garden, including Loupes, Magnifying Scopes, and Cannabis Plant Structural Support12 1
    • Soil Media for Your Cannabis Garden
    • Improving Media Drainage in Your Cannabis Grow System using Perlite and Vermiculite
    • Water Needs for Your Cannabis Grow Room, including Understanding pH, Water Treatment and Filtration, Reverse Osmosis Water, Dechlorinators, Sediment Filters, and Water Delivery Systems
    • Nutrients for Your Cannabis Garden, including Macronutrient and Micronutrient Needs in the Seedling, Vegetative, and Flowering Stages, Understanding N-P-K, and Nutrients in Soil Systems
    • Practicing Cannabis Cultivation on Other Plants
    • Pest and Disease Management for Cannabis Grows, including Pest and Disease Prevention Guidelines, Integrated Pest Management, Banker Plants, and Natural Pest Management for Cannabis Grown Using Organic Practices
  • Intro How to Grow Cannabis

    Marijuana 101 Topics: Intro How to Grow Cannabis

  • Cannabis Clones And Seeds

    There is more than one way to start a cannabis plant. Starting with a healthy clone takes away a lot of the guesswork. In this lesson, we break down the basic techniques you need to care for young cannabis plants. The lesson covers these topics:13 2

    • The Cannabis Plant Germination Stage
    • Caring for Young Pot Plants, including Moving Seedlings into a Grow Medium, Introducing Light and Nutrients, and Tips for Young Cannabis Plants
  • Vegetative and Flowering Stages of Cannabis

    Learn the easiest techniques and best practices to use during these crucial stages of marijuana plant growth. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Overview of the Cannabis Plant Vegetative Stage
    • Basic Cannabis Pruning Techniques14 1
    • Transplanting Vegetative Cannabis Plants
    • Cannabis Roots in the Vegetative Stage
    • Water Needs in the Cannabis Vegetative Stage, including Drainage and pH
    • Nutrient Needs in the Cannabis Plant Vegetative Stage
    • Temperature, Humidity, Air Flow, and Lighting Needs of Indoor Vegetative Cannabis Plants
    • Identifying Male Cannabis Plants
    • The Cannabis Plant Pre-Flowering Stage, including How Cannabis Starts to Flower, When to Induce Flowering in Indoor Cannabis Plants, and Pruning Methods of Cannabis Plants
    • The Cannabis Flowering Stage, including Pruning, Nutrients, Temperature, Humidity, Air Flow, and Lighting Needs
    • Finishing and Flushing Cannabis Plants
  • Harvesting, Curing, and Trimming Cannabis

    Often overlooked but undeniably important, harvesting can make or break an otherwise great cannabis grow. Along with curing and drying, these steps are among the most important in the marijuana growing process. The lesson covers these topics:15 1

    • Deciding When to Harvest Cannabis Plants by Looking at Trichomes and Pistils
    • How to Harvest Cannabis, including Drying Environment, Drying Procedure, and How to Know When Your Cannabis is Dry Enough
    • Wet-Trimming Cannabis by Hand
    • Curing Pot, including Optimal Environment, and Procedure
    • Storing Cannabis Flowers
  • Cannabis Garden Troubleshooting

    Sometimes things don’t go perfectly. We provide you with the knowledge and skills to get your cannabis grow back on track if something starts to go wrong. The lesson covers these topics:16 1

    • Common Cannabis Pests
    • Common Cannabis Diseases
    • Nutrient Disorders in Cannabis Plants
    • Repairing Broken Cannabis Plant Stems and Branches
    • Nutrient and Heat Burn in Cannabis Plants
    • Light Deprivation in Cannabis Plants
  • Intro Cannabis Cooking & Extraction Methods

    Marijuana 101 Topics: Intro Cannabis Cooking & Extraction Methods

  • Introduction to Cannabis Extraction

    Cannabis extraction can be highly rewarding. Understanding the science behind the process is vital to success. This lesson provides a basic description of the scientific principles behind cannabis extraction and infusion to get you thinking in the right direction. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Trichomes17 1
    • Differences between Fresh Cannabis, Fresh-Frozen Cannabis, and Dried Cannabis
    • Cannabis Cryopreservation
    • Effects of Drying Cannabis, including Air Drying vs. Freeze Drying
    • Cannabis Infusion vs. Cannabis Extraction
    • Cannabis Decarboxylation, including Cannabinoid Activation
  • Preparing the Cannabis

    Learn how to prepare cannabis for extraction or infusion. The lesson covers these topics:18 1

    • Selecting Cannabis Plant Material for Infusion and Extraction, including Choosing Dried Cannabis and Fresh Cannabis Plants
    • Preparing Dried Cannabis for Infusion and Extraction, including Ensuring Cannabis Plants Are Clean, Removing Unneeded Plant Matter, and Chopping Cannabis Plants
    • Decarboxylation Procedures, including When to Decarboxylate your Cannabis Plants, and Cannabis Decarboxylation in an Oven
  • LESSON 3 – Cannabis Infusion and Extraction

    Once properly prepared, cannabis can be processed for multiple uses. Learn simple cannabis extraction and infusion methods you can use in your home kitchen. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Estimating Potency for Cannabis Infusions and Extractions, including Making a Cannabis Infusion or Tincture for a Single Recipe, Estimating the Available THC in Cannabis Flowers, Deciding How Much Solvent to Use, and Estimating the Milligrams per Gram of THC19
    • Making Cannabis Oil, including Using Butter, Using Clarified Butter, Using Ghee, Using a Crockpot, and Using a Stovetop
    • Homemade Ethanol Cannabis Tinctures, including Description of Cannabis Tinctures, Fresh vs. Dried Cannabis, Room Temperature Methods
    • Making Solventless Cannabis Extracts, including Bubble Hash and Kief
    • Homemade Bubble Hash with Micron Filters
  • Straining, Filtering, and Purging Cannabis

    Knowing how to properly strain, filter, and purge an extraction or infusion helps to create a high-quality cannabis-infused product. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Straining and Filtering Cannabis Tinctures and Infusions, including Strategies for Different Solvents, and Strategies for Different Products20
    • Straining Cannabis Infusions with Cheesecloth
    • Methods to Separate Water from Cannabis Oil, including Refrigerator and Freezer Methods
    • Purging Ethanol from Cannabis Tinctures without Heat
    • Making Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
    • Home Storage for Cannabis Infusions, Tinctures, and Bubble Hash
    • Collecting and Storing RSO
  • Cooking with Cannabis

    Once you’ve extracted or infused your cannabis, it’s time to get cooking. Our experienced cannabis chefs show you their favorite cooking techniques for foolproof home cannabis cooking. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Estimating Cannabis Potency and Doses at Home, 21including How Much Cannabis Oil, Tincture, Extract, THC Distillate, or CBD Isolate to Use in a Recipe
    • Dividing a Cannabis Recipe into Single-Serving Doses, including Strategies for Cookies, Brownies, Liquids, Soups, and Casseroles
    • Making Cannabis-Infused Products at Home, including Cooking with Cannabis Infused Oils and Butter and Preparing Cannabis Alcohol Tinctures for Sublingual Use
    • Cooking with Cannabis Extracts, THC Distillates, and CBD Isolates
    • Mixing Cannabis Concentrates and Bubble Hash in Oil and Ethanol
  • Intro Cannabis Careers

    Marijuana 101 Topics: Intro Cannabis Careers

  • Cannabis Cultivation Careers

    Want to get your hands dirty working with actual cannabis plants? This lesson dives into the requirements for marijuana growers, cannabis trimmers, cannabis packagers, and other cultivators in the cannabis industry. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Overview of Cannabis Cultivation Businesses, including Ancillary Positions like Cannabis Receptionist, Cannabis Security Guard, Cannabis Janitor, Cannabis Inventory Management, Cannabis Website Development, Cannabis Sales, Cannabis Marketing, Cannabis Human Resources, Cannabis Accounting, and Legal Cannabis Jobs22
    • Cannabis Garden Career Tracks, including Cannabis Field Hand, Cannabis Trimmer, Cannabis Packager, Cannabis Cultivation Associate, Cannabis Cultivation Manager, Cannabis Production Manager, and Master Grower
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Grower Positions
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Trimming Jobs
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Production Managers
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Packagers
    • Career Path for Cannabis Growers, Cannabis Trimmers, and Cannabis Packagers
    • Cannabis Packaging Skills, including How to Use a Futurola Knockbox or Cones Coolbox and How to Roll a Cannabis Joint or Blunt
  • Cannabis Processing Careers

    The cannabis industry needs qualified professionals to work in commercial kitchens, extraction facilities, marijuana-infused-product factories, and more.

    The lesson covers these topics:

    • Overview of Cannabis Manufacturing, Cannabis Kitchen, and Cannabis Extraction Businesses and Jobs
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Lab Technician23
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Laboratory Manager
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Extraction Jobs with Cannabis Infused Product (MIP) Processors
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Extraction Specialists
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Kitchen Employees
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Executive and Formulation Chefs
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Kitchen Managers
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Infused Product (MIP) Manufacturing Careers
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Packagers
    • Cannabis Factory Career Tracks
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Factory Jobs
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Quality Control Employees
  • Cannabis Dispensary and Budtender Careers

    Budtending and dispensary work may be among the most popular avenues for starting a cannabis career, and this lesson shows exactly how to get started. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Overview of Cannabis Dispensary Businesses
    • Jobs in Cannabis Dispensaries, including Budtenders, Cannabis Educators, Cannabis Assistants, Cannabis Guides, and Managers24
    • Differences Between Strains and Weight Conversions for Bulk Cannabis Flower
    • Cannabis Edible Dosing and Cannabis Ingredients for Home Cooking
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Cannabis Budtender
    • Regulations, Responsibilities, Education Requirements, Experience Requirements, Advancement Opportunities, Wages, and Required Skills for Dispensary Manager
    • Cannabis Dispensary Job Skills, including Checking in Patients, Handling Money, Weighing and Packaging Buds, Purchase Limits, Inventory Management, Rolling a Cannabis Cigarette, Rolling a Cannabis Cigar, Operating a Point of Sale (POS) System, and Customer Service
    • Recommending Medical Cannabis Products for Qualifying Conditions, including Insomnia, Pain, Attention Deficit, and Non-Medical Needs
  • Intro Cannabis Laws and Regulations

    Marijuana 101 Topics: Intro Cannabis Laws and Regulations

  • Cannabis Laws in the United States

    A dive into cannabis laws across the US, including detailed information on current adult use, medical, and recreational programs in each state. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Cannabis Laws in the United States, including United States Cannabis Regulation, Public Support for Cannabis in the US,17 1 Interaction between United States Federal and State Cannabis Laws, Cannabis Court Cases, Federal Cannabis Laws in the United States, Unwarranted Searches as They Relate to Cannabis, Firearms and Cannabis, and Cannabis and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
    • Medical Cannabis Programs in each US state
    • Cannabis Possession, Distribution, Manufacturing, Growing, and Trafficking in Medical and Recreational Cannabis States
    • Recreational Cannabis Programs in each US state
  • Cannabis Laws In Canada

    With adult-use cannabis now legal nationwide, there has never been a better time to get involved in cannabis in Canada—but only if you understand the status of the Canadian cannabis laws. The lesson covers these topics:

    • Cannabis Legalization for Personal Use in Canada, including the Cannabis Act,13 1 An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and Other Acts, and Adult Recreational Use
    • Canada’s Federal Medical Cannabis Program, including Health Canada, Qualifying Conditions, and Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient
    • Canada’s Federal Cannabis Laws regarding Possession, Public Consumption, Distribution, Growing Cannabis, and Unlawful Activity
    • Cannabis Possession, Public Consumption, Distribution, and Cultivation Laws in each Canadian province and territory
  • Handouts and Resources

    Handouts and resources can be downloaded and/or accessed after enrollment ends.

    1. Definitions: Cannabis Basics Terminology
    2. Definitions: Cannabis Legal Terminology
    3. Information Sheet: Top Ten Symptoms Relieved By Cannabis
    4. Information Sheet: Top Ten Cannabis Grow Tips
    5. Recipe Cards: Ten Delicious Cannabis Recipes
    6. Information Sheet: Top Ten Cannabis Grow Mistakes
    7. Information Sheet: First Aid for Cannabis Side Effects
    8. How to Become a Cannabis Budtender
    9. How to Become a Cannabis Dispensary Manager
    10. How to Become a Professional Marijuana Grower
    11. How to Become a Cannabis Chef
    12. How to Become a Marijuana Entrepreneur
    13. Definitions: Cannabis Medical Terminology
    14. Definitions: Cannabis Cultivation Terminology
    15. Definitions: Cannabis Cooking And Extraction Terms
    16. Chart: Cannabis Interactions With Other Drugs
    17. Chart: Effects of Common Cannabis Terpenes
    18. Chart: Effects Of Common Cannabinoids
    19. Information Sheet: Common Cannabis Plant Pests
    20. Information Sheet: Common Cannabis Plant Diseases
    21. Information Sheet: Cannabis Plant Nutrient Disorders
    22. How to Become a Master of Cannabis
    23. Chart: Optimal Indoor Garden Conditions At Each Growth Stage
    24. Procedure: How To Trim Cannabis By Hand
    25. Procedure: Finding the Right Dose
    26. Procedure: Dab Equipment And How To Dab
    27. Chart: Cannabis Consumption Methods
    28. Chart: Entourage Effects
    29. Chart: Effects Of Common Cannabinoids On Receptors
    30. How To Become A Medical Cannabis Caregiver
    31. Chart: Storage For Cannabis Products
    32. Procedure: How to Make Bubble Hash
    33. Procedure: How To Make Cannabis Oil
    34. Checklist: Plant Disease And Pest Prevention
    35. Procedure: Check And Correct Water pH
    36. Flowchart: Deciding Where To Grow
    37. Flowchart: Deciding What To Grow
    38. Chart: Characteristics Of Cannabis Types
    39. Calculator: Required Lumens
    40. Chart: Soil Systems Vs. Soil-less Systems
    41. Calculator: Required Air Exchange (CFM)
    42. Procedure: 6-Day Cannabis Sensitization Protocol
    43. Calculator: How Much Infused Oil To Use
    44. How To Become A Cannabis Extraction Technician
    45. Calculator: Cannabis Dry Weight Conversions
    46. Calculator: Single Recipe Infusion
    47. Calculator: Batter Weight Per Serving
    48. Calculator: How Much Concentrate To Use

    Textbooks

    Textbooks can be accessed for the duration of your enrollment.

    • Big Book of Buds Greatest Hits
    • Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts, Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles, and Medicines
    • Marijuana Grower's Handbook
    • Marijuana Harvest: Maximizing Quality & Yield in Your Cannabis Garden
    • Cannabis Grower's Handbook
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    SNEAK PEEK

    The Master of Cannabis Certificate Program takes you inside the cannabis industry. You will learn directly from Master's of marijuana in their field.

    With your Marijuana 101 Certificate gain the skills to launch into the cannabis industry:

    Start a Marijuana Home Grow

    Become a Medical Cannabis Patient

    Become a Medical Cannabis Caregiver

    Cook with Marijuana

    Make Concentrates and Extractions

    Get a Job in the Marijuana/CBD Industry

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    Jenny Walker

    West Virginia

    I decided to take Marijuana 101 and after watching the cannabis videos and reading the cannabis e-books I started my first cannabis grow and it’s going FANTASTIC! I loved the cannabis training and will recommend CTU to all my friends and family!

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    STRAIN GUIDE

    Free Strain Guide

    Learn how cannabinoids affect strains!

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