Medical Cannabis: Comprehensive Principles for Clinicians (gift)

Master the Art and Science of Cannabis Therapy for Healthcare Professionals


This course provides a comprehensive understanding of medical cannabis, equipping healthcare professionals with specialised knowledge for optimising patient outcomes.


  • Total Hours: 25+
  • Total Modules: 26
  • 25-hour course with multiple modules on cannabis medicine. Targeted at medical professionals for safety and competence.
  • Curated by renowned international cannabis clinicians.
  • Module assessments earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) points.
  • Topics include the endocannabinoid system, cannabis history, pharmacology, and legal considerations.
  • Each module ends with questions; successful completion earns CME points.
  • Covers endocannabinoid system, cannabis history, pharmacology, and legal frameworks.

Course Description

Clinical guide: Principles for clinicians navigating medical cannabis use, benefits, and patient care.

This course covers all the principles required to be an excellent cannabis clinician. Everything required to start effectively treating patients with cannabis medicines, safely and professionally is included. 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. Each section provides a theoretical basis for disease and treatment, supported by clear clinical case examples and quantitative dose advice. 

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 the body's endocannabinoid system is discussed in detail. 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 are clearly and comprehensively covered. By completing this course, you will have the skills, knowledge, competence and importantly, confidence to treat your patients safely and effectively with cannabis medicines.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understanding of the ECS and how it functions on a micro and macro level to create and maintain homeostasis in the human body
  • How the ECS relates to disease development, prevention and healing
  • To understand the social aspects of cannabis as medicine and be able to seamlessly integrate cannabis medicines within the allopathic framework of medicine.
  • Cannabis- pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, interactions, side effects and safety, routes of administration and potential toxicity (and how to avoid toxicity and adverse effects)
  • The ability to treat- safely, effectively and with confidence patient groups that are commonly encountered in clinical cannabis medicine practice- at a professional level

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

  • Medical Professionals: Doctors, nurse practitioners, and cannabis clinicians.
  • Practical Clinicians: Those in active clinical practice.
  • Advanced Learners: Students seeking a thorough grasp of cannabis medicine's underlying metabolism, pathology, and theoretical concepts.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction and welcome (Dr. John Teh)

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

Module 3: The Ethnopharmacology of Cannabis (Justin Sinclair)

Module 4: A Refresher on Cannabis Medicine (Dr. John Teh)

Module 5: THC, CBD and Entourage Molecules (Dr. John Teh)

Module 6: Whole Plant Medicine - Minor cannabinoids, Terpenes, the Entourage Effect (Dr. John Teh)

Module 7: Cannabis Chemovars - Indica, Sativa, Hybrids and the Importance of Terpenes (Emily Rigby)

Module 8: The Endocannabinoid System - Explained (Dr. John Teh)

Module 9: The importance of CBD (Dr. John Teh)

Module 10: Whole Plant Vs Isolate - Does it matter? (Dr. John Teh)

Module 11: Understanding the Self-medicating Patient & Colloquial Cannabis Terms (Chloe Jean Teh)

Module 12: Clinical Cannabis Medicine - Core Concepts (Dr. John Teh)

Module 13: Knowledge and Art of Combining Cannabinoids for Treatment Success (Dr. Dustin Sulak)

Module 14: Routes of Administration (Dr. John Teh)

Module 15: Side effects, Interactions & Toxicity (Dr. John Teh)

Module 16: Mitigating Side Effects During Titration (Chloe Jean Teh)

Module 17: Cannabis Vaporization Techniques (Chloe Jean Teh)

Module 18: Pain Pathways (Dr. John Teh)

Module 19: Cannabinoids and Pain Management - Clinical Considerations (Dr. John Teh)

Module 20: Cannabis and Inflammatory Conditions (Dr. Orit Holtzman)

Module 21: Cannabis and Anxiety (Dr. John Teh)

Module 22: Cannabis and Sleep (Dr. John Teh)

Module 23: Cannabis and Depression (Dr. John Teh)

Module 24: Cancer, CINV and Palliative Care (Dr. Gul Herzberg)

Module 25: Managing Patient Expectations (Chloe Jean Teh)

Module 26: Medical Cannabis Access Pathways and Legal implications (Dr. Gull Herzberg)

Module 27: Cannabis and Driving (Chloe Jean Teh)

Module 28: Course Outro (Dr. John Teh)

Module 29: Course Video Summary

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 Medical Cannabis - Comprehensive - Principles for Clinicians stating your hours completed.

Medical Cannabis: Comprehensive Principles for Clinicians (gift)


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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