Basic Cannabis Course

Step Into the Frontier of Medical Cannabis

Elevate your understanding with specialised knowledge


Gain essential knowledge of medical cannabis with a focus on safety in this introductory course designed for medical professionals and authored by respected cannabis clinicians, and offering the opportunity to earn CME points.


  • Total Hours: 6+
  • Total Modules: 8
  • A 6-hour course featuring numerous modules dedicated to cannabis medicine.
  • Designed for medical professionals to ensure safety and competence.
  • Content meticulously curated by globally recognised cannabis clinicians.
  • Topics encompass the endocannabinoid system, cannabis history, pharmacology, and legal aspects.
  • Each module concludes with assessment questions, and successful completion leads to a certificate of completion

Course Description

This course covers all the basic principles required to be a safe and competent cannabis clinician or simply to further your knowledge and awareness of cannabis medicine towards its journey to mainstream acceptance. All medical professionals and allied health practitioners should be educated around cannabis use as medicine, even if they are not actively prescribing. It has a primary focus on safety.

It is a short format course that provides the important facts surrounding cannabis medicine, to get you effectively treating patients with cannabis medicines, safely. The modules have been created with internationally recognised and respected cannabis clinicians, that are not simply academics, but respected cannabis medicine specialists with active clinical practices. This course is designed as a good introductory level course. For those that would prefer a more comprehensive course, please enrol in Medical Cannabis - Comprehensive Principles For Clinicians”.

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills to facilitate healing through integration of cannabis medicines. Knowledge of our body’s endocannabinoid system is dealt with. Areas of study include everything from the history of cannabis, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic theory, social context, routes of administration, side effects, safety precautions, interactions and treatment of the most commonly encountered clinical conditions. 

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Course Contributors

We gratefully acknowledge the support and collaboration of industry frontrunners in the creation of this course. Their seasoned expertise has guided a curriculum that is both contemporary and rich in value.

This Course is Designed for

  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Patients
  • Curious Individuals

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction & Welcome - Basic Course (Dr. John Teh)

Module 2: What is Cannabis Medicine? (Dr. John Teh)

Module 3: The Ethnopharmacology of Cannabis (Justin Sinclair)

Module 4: THC, CBD and Entourage Molecules (Dr. John Teh)

Module 5: The Endocannabinoid System - Basic (Dr. John Teh)

Module 6: Mitigating common side effects during Titration (Chloe Jean Teh)

Module 7: Routes of Administration and Safety (Dr. John Teh)

Module 8: Cannabis and Driving (Chloe Jean Teh)

Module 9: Clinical Application of Medical Cannabis (Dr. John Teh)

Module 10: Course Outro (Dr. John Teh)

Certification Details

At the end of each module, you will have a set of questions designed to test the real world application of your skills. By passing the end of module tests, you will have earned CME points equivalent to the time spent studying and reviewing the provided materials.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate for the Basic Cannabis Course stating your hours completed.

Basic Cannabis Course


Who is this course for?

Mostly medical professionals who want a better understanding medical cannabis. Ultimately Doctors, Nurses & Pharmacists who want to give their patients better care.

What pre-requisites are required?

You must have an APRAHA number to access this course.

Can I access the course materials post-completion?

Yes! You'll have permanent access to this course!

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