Medical Cannabis Core Curriculum

Healer Medical Cannabis Training & Certification

Education for cannabis industry professionals, allied health professionals, and consumers.

Welcome to Healer’s Medical Cannabis Wellness Advisor Training and Certification

This online course is designed for cannabis industry professionals, allied health professionals, and consumers. The curriculum, based on scientific research, proven protocols, and my clinical experience with thousands of patients, meets the increasing need of professionals who find themselves in a position to help cannabis-using patients achieve the best possible results.

The training can be completed at your own pace on a computer, phone or tablet in an easy-to-use interactive format that includes videos, short assignments, quizzes, handouts, guides and a community forum where you can interact with myself and your peers. The course is self paced, tracks your progress and allows you to spend as little as 5-10 minutes at a time learning.  I will also be hosting monthly online video meetings for the community, where members will be able to send in questions and we may interact together. These live monthly events will be recorded and transcribed for all members to access.   ​​​​​​​

While the number of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists educating themselves in cannabis medicine is steadily increasing, uncountable patients remain underserved and are forced to rely on allied health professionals, dispensary staff, and clinical educators for help navigating the often-confusing world of medical cannabis. Patients that have experienced personal success using cannabis are also frequently called on to help others. Over the years I’ve recognized that patients can’t wait for the medical community to catch up. There’s clearly a need for more reliable, accurate, and concise education that will allow cannabis community members to better help each other.

My goal is to empower you with this specialized knowledge so you feel more confident in the advisor role helping patients and consumers, and to help you succeed and find great fulfillment in your work.


The course curriculum includes:

Medical cannabis education incorporating the latest research and data

  • The pharmacology of cannabis and its active components
  • The potential therapeutic and adverse effects of medical cannabis
  • Dosage forms of medical cannabis and their clinical effects.
  • Potential drug interactions and other important consumer safety issues
  • Recognizing symptoms of substance use disorders and acute intoxication​​​​​​​​​​

Medical cannabis dosage protocols and methodologies

  • Essential principals of cannabis dosing
  • Cannabinoid and terpene synergies
  • Treatment strategies for new and experienced cannabis users
  • Condition-specific treatment guidelines for seizure disorders, cancer, and more​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Wellness advisor training 

  • A deeper understanding of health and how to foster it in yourself and others
  • Dr. Sulak’s techniques for creating a healing encounter with a patient or customer
  • 4 steps for success and sustainability in your role​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Certificate of completion​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • For individuals we provide annual certificate after course completion
  • For organizations and where states require we provide employee tracking, access to training materials and attendance records

Ongoing updates on research, findings and new content.

  • Monthly live community events with Dr. Sulak. Recorded for member access.

FAQ

What is included in the $249 annual fee and certification?

Access to all the courses, ongoing updates, community discussion boards, your certification and other training events including monthly live Q&A with Dr. Sulak. Additionally, Dr. Sulak will continually add new curriculum to the course as needed and provide annual updates. You may cancel at anytime.


How do I register my entire company, practice or organization ?

Please contact us at info@healer.com and include how many members you want to sign up.


When may I cancel the course?

Anytime.


How long does the course take?

Each course take 1.5-2 hours. Each chapter takes 5-20 minutes and is broken up into micro learning sections.  You may learn at your own pace from a computer, cell phone or tablet. The first course is available and Dr. Sulak is releasing the second course in August 2018.


Does this training offer CME credits?

No, Dr. Sulak has other courses providing CME credits.


When do I get my Healer wellness advisor certification?

After you complete the 2 main courses. 


Can I take this training in the US, in a state where cannabis is illegal or another country?

Yes. You may learn about cannabis even if it’s illegal in your US state. As for countries where it’s illegal, we encourage you to research if cannabis education is illegal.

Dr. Dustin Sulak is an integrative medicine physician and leader in the emerging field of cannabinoid medicine. His clinical practice focuses on treating refractory conditions in adults and children. 

Dr. Sulak is the founder of Integr8 Health, a medical practice in Maine that follows over 8,000 patients using medical cannabis; Healer.com, a medical cannabis patient education resource; and Cannabis Expertise, a continuing medical education curriculum. 

He sits on the board of directors of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and has lectured to healthcare providers internationally on the science and clinical applications of cannabis.

Course Curriculum

  • 11 Chapters
  • Coaching By Dr. Sulak
  • Community Support
  • iOS & Android
  • Stage 01

    How and Why Cannabis Works

    The endocannabinoid system and how and why cannabis works.

  • Stage 02

    The Pharmacology of Cannabis

    An overview of the cannabinoids found in cannabis, in both their acidic and neutral states.

  • Stage 03

    Terpenes

    An overview of the common terpenes and terpenoids found in cannabis and their specific therapeutic effects.

  • Stage 04

    Potential Therapeutic Effects - Part 1

    A summary of the most common physiologic effects of cannabis on the following bodily systems: The nervous system, digestive system, metabolism, cardiovascular system, eyes and ears, reproductive system, and endocrine system.

  • Stage 05

    Potential Therapeutic Effects - Part 2

    A summary of the most common physiologic effects of cannabis on the following bodily systems: Soft tissue and joints, respiratory system, immune system, and cancer.

  • Stage 06

    The Adverse Effects of Cannabis

    An overview of the common adverse effects of cannabis, addiction, driving, cannabis overdose, and Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome.

  • Stage 07

    Dosage Forms of Medical Cannabis

    A look at the different dosage forms of cannabis, their onset times, what conditions these are best used for, and the risks or side effects associated with these.

  • Stage 08

    Understanding Dosing and Absorption

    Learn how to calculate dosage using a cannabis tincture or oil and understand the absorption and pharmacokinetics of THC.

  • Stage 09

    Drug Interactions and Consumer Safety

    Potential drug interactions and consumer safety issues with medical cannabis use.

  • Stage 10

    Substance Use Disorders & Intoxication

    Guidelines on how to recognize users with substance abuse and acute cannabis intoxication.

  • Stage 11

    Course 2 - Coming soon August 2018

    Dosage Protocols and Methodologies. Included in your annual training fee.

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