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This month long course is designed to not only expose learners to in-depth Cannabis science supported by peer-reviewed literature sources, but to also empower learners with the tools they need to perform research on their own to further their education and provide high quality information to others.
The course is a hybrid course consisting of both classroom instruction and online coursework with multimedia materials, online assignments, and a group discussion board to communicate with other learners as well as instructors. Time will be alloted during class to address learner questions and topics of concern to allow coverage of topics that are important to learners but might not be directly addressed in the curriculum.
We limit the size of our classes to ensure an effective learning experience for all learners present. Small classes means more one on one time between instructors & students while also allowing for rich discussions between the class and the instructors to maximize the learning experience!
Because we limit the class size, we encourage interested individuals to register early to secure a spot!
"Awesome class! So informative”
“I cannot say enough good things about this course…”
“...I have read a lot of books on Cannabis botany and science and the text and materials in this class blows them away!”
“I can’t wait to take the level II course when it is offered.”
"I loved everything about this course! I have learned so much and now when I look at a plant, It's more than just a plant...it's science! Its so nice to finally be able to have the tools needed to find the answers to my questions. On the internet there are so many forums and websites and you don't know which are accurate. The websites and material you have shown me are actual proof to questions I have had. You've answered every question I've had and your course has allowed me to understand the plant more. Can't wait to discover more! Thank you again, you guys are awesome!!"
Basic Botany and Soil Science
Routes of Administration
Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System
The Science of Cannabis Extractions
Cannabis Testing Methods
Meet The Instructors
Dr. Anthony Smith
Dr. Smith received his Ph.D from Oregon State University in Molecular & Cellular Biology with an emphasis on biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition. He has acquired over 15 years of natural product research, quality assurance, product development, GMP manufacturing, FDA & regulatory experience and analytical expertise. While at OSU, Dr. Smith studied at the Linus Pauling Institute which is world renowned for its work in nutritional, dietary supplement, and natural products research. Along with his recent work with Cannabis, Dr. Smith is a leading international authority on aging, lipoic acid and vascular disease, with over 20 publications in various peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Smith serves on multiple scientific advisory boards, including the Health Research Institute which promotes medical and horticultural research of natural products. Dr. Smith currently serves on the Oregon governor's task force for researching the medicinal and public health effects of Cannabis.
Jason Wilson, MS
Jason earned a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and an M.S. from Southern Oregon University in Environmental Education, specializing in Biology and Education. At the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, he worked with the USDA Natural Products Research Center and the NIDA Cannabis Research and Development Laboratory providing guidance to labs and researchers there in Information Technology and analytical instrumentation service. Since then he has served as a science educator for various groups including the National Audubon Society, the Medford Bureau of Land Management, and Southern Oregon University.