Science-Based & Peer-Reviewed Research Continuing Medical Education Made For Cannabis Patients & Health Professionals

Curricula With 1,000+ Peer-Reviewed Research Citations From Cannabis Scientists, Medical Professionals & Research Studies That Provides Healthcare Comprehensive Cannabis Industry Education

Made For: Healthcare Professionals Medical Researchers Cannabis Industry Pros Medical Students Patient Advocates Dispensary Staff Legal Professionals Regulatory Officials Healthcare Institutions Social Workers Education Providers Pharmaceutical Reps Caregivers  Health Policy Makers Mental Health Profs

Peer-Reviewed Research Curates Our Education via Study-Based Citations From Leading Medical Practitioners

Medical cannabis education is mandatory for healthcare professionals who want to learn about its potential clinical application using science-based citations help professionals deliver quality care and address questions about cannabis.

Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) used over 1,000+ peer-reviewed research citations from cannabis scientists, legal and medical professionals, our curriculum provides the industry’s most current and comprehensive healthcare education.

We work with healthcare professionals who are “pillars in our community” that are recognized as leaders adopting medical cannabis and who are bringing their extraordinary cannabis knowledge to communities to provide cannabis health options.

"Healthcare Professionals Must Close An "Education Gap" By Learning Science Behind Medical Cannabis Use & Patient Care..."
Medical Patient Privacy

Medical patient advocate programs help medical professionals, patients, and their caregivers better understand the endocannabinoid system and cannabis therapeutics. Understanding how qualifying patients have legal protection to use cannabis differs as to who may make the recommendation, even for what medical conditions, and how that recommendation is communicated to government authorities.

While there is a lot to navigate, being a patient advocate for medical use provides professionals with legal information plus information about incorporating cannabis therapeutics into a patient’s treatment plan and provides practitioners with the knowledge to navigate the current cannabis landscape.

An "Adventure" For Patient Privacy In The Cannabis Industry...
As Medical Cannabis Continues To Grow, Dispensaries Must Prioritize Patient Protection & Data Compliance With Privacy Laws (ex. PIPEDA, etc.) Globally.
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Medical Patient Ethics and Privacy

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Cannabis Plant History

Video: 24:08 Minutes

eBook: 15 Pages

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Cannabis Plant Terpenes

Video: 32:18 Minutes

eBook: 26 Pages

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Cannabidiol Cannabinoid

Video: 59:18 Minutes

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Medicinal Cannabis Use

Video: 1:07 Hours

eBook: 43 Pages

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Endocannabinoid System

Video: 45:26 Minutes

eBook: 26 Pages

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Medical Cannabis Dosage Protocol

Video: 18:56 Minutes

eBook: 14 Pages

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Dispensary Technician Role

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Medical Cannabis

Authorized By Licensed Medical Practitioners, Patients Using Medical Cannabis For Therapeutic Applications Must Undergo Medical Evaluations That Determine Eligibility & Upon Approval According With Local Regulations, Obtain A License Or Recommendation For Legal Use In Healthcare.

Minor Patients

Minor Patients Are Youth Below Legal Age With Conditions Qualified By Licensed Physicians, Require Special Considerations, Who Are Represented By Parents Or Legal Guardians That Oversee Their Application Process & Medication Management To Ensure Its Therapeutic Use.

Personal Caregivers

Designated As Patient Caregivers, Individuals Assist In Obtaining Medical-Use Prescriptions & Administering Dosages, Acquiring Medical Cannabis That Ensure Patients Have Safe, Reliable Access To Medicinal Treatments By Playing A Crucial Support Role In Their Healthcare.

Healthcare Professionals

Medical Professionals Must Navigate Medical Cannabis Laws, Stay Informed With Latest Updates & Access Resources For Patient Education, Recognizing That Compassionate Use Programs Simply Serve As Temporary Aids In Securing Safe Products Until Legislative Reforms Offer Improved Pathways.

Medical Education
Comprehensive Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs Provide Healthcare Professionals With The Robust Knowledge & Practices Required By Various Government Regulators.
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Cannabis Plant Terpenes
Cannabis Plant Terpenes

Training Time: 1:00 Hour (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Sensitization Protocol
Sensitization Protocol

Training Time: 00:42 Minutes(Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Medical Patient Shopping Guide
Medical Patient Shopping Guide

Training Time: 00:28 Minutes(Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Product Sampling Procedure
Product Sampling Procedure

Training Time: 00:43 Minutes(Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Flower Sampling Procedure
Flower Sampling Procedure

Training Time: 00:45 Minutes(Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Cannabidiol Cannabinoid
Cannabidiol Cannabinoid

Training Time:  01:27 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Regulated Cannabis Testing Guidance
Regulated Cannabis Testing Guidance

Training Time:  1:16 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Analysis

Training Time:  0:41:01 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Plant Water Activity
Plant Water Activity

Training Time:  1:37:01 Hours(Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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USA Patient Advocate Certification
USA Patient Advocate Certification

Training Time: 10:07 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 90-Day Access
Credential Issued: Badge & Certificate
Standards: HIPAA & OSHA Programs

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Retail CBD Vendor Certification
Retail CBD Vendor Certification

Training Time: 8:15 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 90-Day Access
Credential Issued: Badge & Certificate
Standards: ISO, ANSI & RVT Program

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Medical Patient Consultant Certification
Medical Patient Consultant Certification

Training Time: 17:30 Hours
Enrollment Access: 1-Year Access
Credential Issued: Badge & Certificate
Standards: ISO & RVT Programs

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Consumer Safety and Health Concerns
Consumer Safety and Health Concerns

Training Time: 1:12 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Impaired Driving
Impaired Driving

Training Time: 1:08 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Medical Patient Ethics & Privacy
Medical Patient Ethics & Privacy

Training Time: 1:08 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Minor Patient & Caregiver Interactions
Minor Patient & Caregiver Interactions

Training Time: 1:01 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Plant Nomenclature & Identification
Plant Nomenclature & Identification

Training Time: 57 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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United States Law History
United States Law History

Training Time: 1:31 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Laboratory Testing Programs
Laboratory Testing Programs

Training Time: 1:30 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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HIPAA and Medical Patients
HIPAA and Medical Patients

Training Time: 1:35 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Cancer and Medical Use
Cancer and Medical Use

Training Time: 54 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Pregnancy and Medical Use
Pregnancy and Medical Use

Training Time: 57 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Infused-Edible Products
Infused-Edible Products

Training Time: 50 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases

Training Time: 58 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Medicinal Product Use
Medicinal Product Use

Training Time: 1:35 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Dispensary Technician Role
Dispensary Technician Role

Training Time: 59 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Product Delivery Methods
Product Delivery Methods

Training Time: 53 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Product Abuse Signs
Product Abuse Signs

Training Time: 46 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Ensuring Cannabis Workers’ Safety
Preventing and Detecting Diversion

Training Time: 1:13 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Effects of Cannabis Consumption
Effects and Impairment

Training Time: 1:19 Hours (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Plant Concentrates
Plant Concentrates

Training Time: 36 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Analysis and Testing
Product Analysis and Testing

Training Time: 27 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Product Labeling and Packaging Safety
Product Labeling and Packaging Safety

Training Time: 52 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Introduction to Cannabis Chemistry
Plant Chemistry Introduction

Training Time: 31 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Cannabis Edibles and Concentrates
Homemade Plant Concentrates

Training Time: 34 Minutes (Average)
Enrollment Duration: 1-Year Access
Delivery Format: On-Demand Video
Credential Issued: Digital Certificate

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Unified Cannabis Industry Standards

By unifying cannabis industry standards demonstrates it demonstrates how committed we are to helping assure the industry the use of safe, quality production methods and a safe work environment. Our curriculum is developed based on current standards established by the World Health Organization (WHO) by adopting Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Using a formalized Body of Knowledge (BOK) refers to sources that’s not related to a single jurisdiction, allowing a truly international cannabis education covering standards developed through participation by representatives of all interested parties, transparent, consensus-based, and subject to appropriate due process mechanisms.

We offer a comprehensive, proactive approach to cannabis quality management through implementing cannabis-specific, detailed safety, process, design, and performance requirements based on existing international quality and safety guidelines in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food safety, and agriculture.

Complicated Terminology Can Confuse Differences Between Standards, Regulations & Laws... Knowing What They Are & How They Interact Is Essential.
Our Subject Matter Experts (SME's) & Instructional Design Team Have Developed Curricula Implementing International Standards To Answer Unmet Training Needs In The Cannabis Industry That'll Protect Public Health, Consumer Safety & Safeguard Our Communities While Supporting Industry Growth.
Laws vs. Regulations vs. Standards
Industry Standards
Workforce Development
Annual Compliance
If used consistently, set standards and proper guidelines ensure operational quality, team safety, and efficiency. Requirements vary per the legal jurisdiction.
Government Regulations
Workplace Compliance
Cannabis Standards
Details on how laws are enforced or carried out are referred to as rules or administrative laws. They carry the force of law – application is mandatory.
Jurisdictional Laws
Licensed Operations
Industry Frameworks
Statutes made by the government are enacted by a legislative body and signed by the ranking official. Operators must abide by these to be in compliance.

American Herbal Products Association

Founded in 1982, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal and natural products industries. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbal products.

In 2010 AHPA established a Cannabis Committee to under take the task of developing of national recommendations to regulators that address sensible regulatory practices for hemp and cannabis products. It engages in legislative advocacy, educational initiatives, and quality control standards to foster the integrity and sustainability of herbal.

AHPA aims to foster responsible and sustainable trade of herbal products, ensuring consumers can access a diverse range of safe goods with informed choices. Their vision is to make high-quality herbal products easily accessible and widely utilized by consumers. AHPA strives to promote consumer safety and awareness in the herbal product market. Ultimately, they seek to enhance the availability and usage herbal goods.

What Does AHPA Do in the Cannabis Industry? Being the Oldest Non-Profit Organization Specializing in Herbal Industry Service, the Association Focuses on Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy, Research, and Public Education to Support the Integration of Products into the American Lifestyle While Maintaining High Ethical Standards & Environmental Stewardship.
AHPA’s Members Represent The Growers, Processors & Manufacturers Of Herbal & Botanical Products In The Cannabis Industry.

AHPA Guidelines

Cultivation & Processing
Establish good practices and learn the best cultivation and proper handling procedures for operations that are provided in post-harvest processing of cannabis.
Product Manufacturer
Federally recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for botanical and nutraceutical products ensure standards are maintained in manufacturing operations.
Cannabis Distribution
Distribution operations are the pivotal link connecting the cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries; specializing in detailed logistics, transportation, and compliance.
Laboratory Analysis
Labs test for a wide range of parameters such as cannabinoid profiles, terpene content, and the presence of contaminants such as impurities pesticides, and heavy metals.

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

The mission of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® (AHP) is to promote the responsible use of herbal medicines and ensure they are used with the highest possible degree of efficacy and safety. The primary way to accomplish this is through the development of standards of identity, purity, and analysis, as well as to review data regarding the efficacy and safety.

These works will be disseminated through a variety of AHP publications such as monographs, textbooks, and other educational materials; workshops and conferences; electronic media, and other avenues of distribution as are appropriate. AHP began developing monographs in 1994, and intends to produce 300 monographs on botanicals.

Once completed, these monographs, including many of the Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western herbs most frequently used in the United States, represent the most comprehensive and critically reviewed body of information on herbal medicines in the English language, and will serve as a primary reference for academicians and health providers.

What is the AHP? Established in 1995, the AHP is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the responsible use of herbal products and medicines.
The AHP Produces Critically Reviewed Documents Called Monographs That Outline the Quality Control Criteria Needed for Ensuring the Identity, Purity & Quality of Botanical Raw Materials. Beyond Monographs, AHP Engages in Research, Education & Advocacy to Elevate Botanicals in Healthcare, Emphasizing Ethical Sustainability.

AHP Standards

Cannabis Monograph
Purpose
The primary focus of all monographs is to provide testing standards that provide scientifically valid ways for ensuring the identity, purity, potency, and quality of botanical raw materials.
Analysis Methods
Standards
Every monograph contains a suite of identification and quality tests to meet standards, including botanical, macroscopic and microscopic, and chemical characterizations.
Therapeutic Compendium
Literature
The Therapeutic Compendium is a review available medical literature for Cannabis. It includes historic herbal medicine experience along with a review of modern literature.

ANSI/ANAB Cannabis Standards

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries. ANSI has long-term effort to support safety, quality, and consumer health amid the continued growth of the cannabis industry.

As part of the new program, ANAB will assess and accredit certificate programs as conforming to the requirements of ASTM D8403-21, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs within the Cannabis and Hemp Industries, developed by ASTM International’s Subcommittee D37.06 on personnel training, assessment, credentialing.

ANAB staff were members of this committee and provided significant input on the design of the standard. They facilitate the issuance of trusted, scientific results by assessed and accredited conformity assessment bodies and confidence in the quality and safety of the products and services that they certify. This is our service to our customers and stakeholders.

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Provides Accreditation & Training Services to the Certification Body, Validation & Verification Body, Inspection & Laboratory Related Communities.
ANAB Assesses & Then Accredits Organizations to International & Domestic Standards & Requirements. ANAB Has Signatory Status Across Arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum.

ANSI/ANAB Accreditations

Certificate Accreditation
ASTM D8403-21
Certificate Programs
The new Cannabis Certificate Accreditation Program (C-CAP) assesses and recognizes training and education programs within the cannabis/hemp industries.
Testing Laboratory
ISO/IEC 17025
Analysis Standards
ANAB’s testing labs perform chemical, microbiological, and/or non-destructive cannabis analyses, and products fall under the Accreditation Program.
Personnel Certification
ISO/IEC 17024
Competency Frameworks
ANAB ISO / IEC 17024 is the premiere certification accreditation program globally. There 200+ certifications accredited by ANAB.

ASTM International Standards

ASTM International is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Combined with their innovative business services and certification offerings, they enhance performance and help boost confidence in products they buy and use.

ASTM standards promote focus on public health and safety, expand leadership position in the standards community, and broaden the international use of ASTM in the cannabis industry. This helps the cannabis industry attract and retain technical experts from around the world by a collaborative environment that meets industry needs.

Adopting ASTM standards ensures our curriculum will always be relevant to enhance the technical quality of standards and related content by providing a best-in-class, scalable development infrastructure. To create a truly international cannabis industry, we must understand global societal needs and service stakeholders through the integration of innovative education solutions.

The ASTM International Organization (Not-For-Profit & Non-Governmental) Develops Voluntary Consensus Standards & Defers To Appropriate Gov't Authorities To Determine Regulatory Framework Regarding The Control & Impact With The Cannabis Industry.
In a Short time, D37 has Emerged as the Global Leader in the Development of Cannabis & Hemp Standards & has Become the Trusted Industry Resource.

ASTM Accreditations

Cannabis Standards
Committee D37
Standards Development
From cultivators and consumers to labs and legislators, international standardization eliminates any confusion by defining what quality, safe, and compliant mean.
Proficiency Testing
CANNQ/HEMPQ
Hemp Flower (HFL)
ASTM’s robust range of testing solutions and certification programs helps laboratories, cultivators, producers, and more implement industry standards.
Cannabis Training
ASTM Standards
Competency Frameworks
To ensure compliance, quality, and proper safety, stakeholders should be trained and certified on established best practices and standard operating procedures.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization that brings global experts together to agree on the best ways of doing things. From quality management in the cannabis industry to Artificial Intelligence (AI), their mission is to make lives easier, safer and better – for everyone, everywhere. Standards define what great looks like, setting benchmarks for businesses.

Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter and who know the needs of the organizations they represent – people such as manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users, or regulators. International standards ensure that the products and services you use daily are safe, reliable, and of high quality.

Implementing cannabis industry standards guides businesses in adopting sustainable and ethical practices, helping to create a future where your purchases not only perform excellently but also safeguard our planet. In essence, standards seamlessly blend quality with conscience, enhancing your everyday experiences and choices.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Is an Independent, Non-Governmental International Organization With a Membership of 170 National Standards Bodies. It Brings Together Experts to Share Knowledge & Develop Voluntary, Consensus-Based, Market Relevant International Standards That Support Innovation & Provide Solutions to Global Challenges & Bring Experts Together.​

ISO International Standards

Quality Management
ISO/IEC 9001:2015
ISO Certification
ISO / IEC 9001 is a global standard that outlines operations. Adhering to it can improve business performance and the satisfaction of the customer.
Testing Laboratory
ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Consumer Safety
Requirements for accreditation to laboratories that do analytical testing on cannabis. Testing products verifies that they are safe for consumption.
ISO Standards
International Organization
Competency Frameworks
Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter - people such as manufacturers, sellers, users or regulators.

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is the aspect of quality assurance that ensures that medicinal products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the product specification. The World Health Assembly accepted the first version of the Certification Scheme on the quality of pharmaceutical products.

GMP defines quality measures for both production and quality control and defines general measures to ensure that processes necessary for production and testing are clearly defined, validated, reviewed, and documented and that the personnel, premises, and materials are suitable for the production of pharmaceuticals and biologicals including vaccines.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are, in most cases, interchangeable. GMP meaning the basic regulation promulgated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensure that manufacturers are taking proactive steps to guarantee their products are safe and effective. cGMP, on the other hand, was implemented by the FDA to ensure continuous improvement in the approach of manufacturers to product quality. 

The GMP Unified Standards for the Cannabis Industry Aim to Elevate Product Quality & Safety by Establishing Comprehensive Guidelines That Span Across All Key Facets of the Industry, Including Cultivation, Extraction, & Retail. These Standards Are Crafted to Be Proactive, Focusing on Quality Management Throughout the Production Process, Rather Than Solely Relying on Post-Production Testing. This Approach Not Only Enhances Consumer Safety but Also Promotes Operational Efficiency & Product Consistency Within the Cannabis Sector.

GMP Standards

Quality Team
Quality Assurance
Quality Team
Members will perform quality assessments on operations to identify problems & develop appropriate corrective measures.
Process Validation
Good Manufacturing Practice
Process Validation
Validation is the documented act of demonstrating instruments, processes, and activities that are regularly used or done.
Surprise Audits
Quality Control
Surprise Audits
A surprise audit every now & then can help gain a more accurate insight into what goes on in the facility to identify real root causes of non-compliance & take action before it progresses into a larger issue.
Compliance Training
Risk Management
Compliance Training
Providing compliance training to staff is the best way to ensure compliance with GMP standards to gain a better understanding of GMP & continually improve operations.

Good Laboratory Practices

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a quality system of management controls for research laboratories and organizations to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of products in development for human or animal health (including pharmaceuticals) through non-clinical safety tests; from physio-chemical properties.

Good Laboratory Practices are put in place to protect the quality of laboratory data. In any pharmaceutical lab, Good Laboratory Practice is based on written documentation of the work being done. These are Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). SOPs detail the different practices to follow for the purpose of cannabis quality assurance standards. 

The main goal is to promote consistency across all practices in a laboratory setting. SOPs should cover the purpose of a procedure, the responsible personnel, and the step-by-step actions that need to be taken. With clear guidelines, labs can ensure transparency and accountability in the event of any production errors. It is essential that quality is not sacrificed at any production stage.

Good Laboratory Practices Form the Bedrock Upon Which High-Quality, Reliable & Reproducible Laboratory Work Is Built. By Adhering to These Principles, Laboratories Can Assure Stakeholders of the Integrity & Reliability of Their Data, Thus Contributing to the Advancement of Scientific Knowledge & the Development of Safe & Effective Products & Technologies. Enhanceing the Credibility of Research.

GLP Standards

Quality Control
ISO/IEC 17025
Quality Control
Serves as one of the most critical functions in consumer product manufacturing as a laboratory has the final say on product release based on adherence to established specifications.
Standard Operating Procedures
ISO/IEC 17025
Standard Operating Procedures
Are stand-alone sets of step-by-step instructions which allow workers to consistently carry out routine operations & documented training confirms an employee’s comprehension of their job tasks.
ISO Standards
ISO/IEC 17025
Test Method Transfer
Common practices using purchase equipment from vendors that provide “validated” test methods, so there is no formal verification by the laboratory itself to demonstrate the method validated by the vendor.

Good Agriculture & Collection Practices

Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) guidelines were developed to create a single supranational framework to ensure appropriate and consistent quality in the cultivation and production of medicinal plants and herbal substances. They were developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the aim of improving the quality of medicinal plants being used in herbal medicines in the commercial market.

The GACP guidelines provide a basis for homogenized national or regional standards for the cultivation and collection of medicinal plants and should therefore be viewed as an effective “working tool” whose benefits are to reduce waste, ensure the quality of raw material, and gain market credibility.

Production and primary processing of medicinal plants and herbal substances have a direct influence on the final quality of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) produced and such production and primary processing actions can constitute the first step in the quality assurance process, which is central to compliance with the GACP guidelines.

What does the USDA do? Serves as a Blueprint for Entities of All Sizes Within the Industry, By Utilizing These Guidelines & Assessment Tools, the Industry Can Assure the Integrity of Herbal Materials Used in Consumer Products.
This Includes Ensuring Accurate Identification, the Absence of Harmful Contaminants, & Compliance With Quality Standards. These Practices Directly Impact the Quality of the Product.

GACP Standards

Botanical Identity
GACP-GMP Guidance
Botanical Identity
Botanical identity & quality must be assured throughout the growing, harvesting, post-harvest handling & further processing of botanical materials.
Wild Collection
GACP-GMP Guidance
Wild Collection
Many botanicals in trade are collected in the wild rather than cultivated that involves the choice of collection location to the techniques used to find new cannabis genetics.
Agriculture Standards
GACP-GMP Guidance
Agriculture Standards
Operations that grow and/or harvest crops that are food-based includes wild collection operations to ensure the quality and freedom from contamination of produce.
Continuing Medical Education (PENDING)
We've Partnered with Medical Education Resources - Non-Profits Located In Colorado - Lead Our Continuing Medical Education (CME) Initiatives That Establish A Standard Of "Benchmarked Excellence" In Medical Cannabis Education.

Accrediation Partnership

"Medical Education Resources adheres to all of the guidelines and standards established by the ACCME, ANCC & ACPE..."

By partnering with Medical Education Resources, they accredit our Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) as an external, non-accredited organizations. Their team of knowledgeable CME/CE experts work closely with Green CulturED to guide the development of medical education.

We ensure the education is compliant and meets all ACCME, ANCC, or ACPE requirements and that the content is scientifically valid for medical professionals. In addition to an internal team of Subject Matter Experts (SME’s), our network of multi-disciplinary program advisors assists with content validation and ensuring that the education is relevant to clinical practice.

ACCME

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) leverages the power of education to drive quality in the medical profession & improve care for patients.

ANCC

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credentials both organizations & individuals who advance nursing to boost professional careers.

ACPE

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for pharmacist-provided patient care.

ACGME

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation model & processes ensure and improve graduate medical education.

Uncover Your Path in Medical Cannabis...without Shortcuts

Date: April 23, 2024
From the desk of Evan Erickson

According to industry data, a significant number of healthcare facilities are now integrating cannabis-related medical education into their programs.

According to Headset.io, more than 3,500 cannabis retailers are now interconnected, tracking over $50 billion in sales and serving over 80 million cannabis consumers.

Despite this extensive cannabis availability, a significant portion of medical professionals and educators in the cannabis industry are not fully engaging with educational-resources.

This lack of medical cannabis education can be concerning. For those who do access educational-resources, many find themselves overwhelmed by the complexity of data, struggling to translate it into actionable insights for medical cannabis and patient care.

For instance, BDSA reported that global cannabis sales surged by 41% in 2021 and are expected to surpass $62 billion by 2026.

In the U.S. alone, BDSA forecasts cannabis sales to reach $45 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% from 2022 to 2027.

For medical professionals, this data is not just a set of numbers but a tool to understand patient trends, consumption patterns, and emerging medical cannabis markets.

Understanding and interpreting these market dynamics are crucial for informed decision-making in medical education and practice within the cannabis industry.

Make Informed Healthcare Decisions (HINT: Here's how it unfolds...)
Finally, Gain Access to a Comprehensive Medical Analytics Dashboard That Empowers You to...

This is where your expertise is crucial. One you have learned the medical nuances of the cannabis industry, you possess a unique and essential skill set.

You have the capability to gather and interpret medical data, a key tool for addressing CRITICAL healthcare questions, such as:

CME providers rely heavily on scientific literature and research studies to ensure that the content they create is evidence-based and up-to-date.

This process involves a thorough review of existing literature, identifying and integrating the latest research findings, and applying these to the educational needs of medical professionals.

FACT: Without Scientific Research & Studies Analysts, Medical Practitioners Are Flying Blind

In the dynamic world of Continuing Medical Education, understanding data is crucial. Picture this: “The Medical Analyst’s Toolkit,” a four-pronged approach to dissect and comprehend educational trends and outcomes. The “4 Lenses” concept, when applied to Medical Education Scientific Literature Review in the context of CME, can be reimagined as follows:

Armed with this “Medical Education Toolkit,” you’re not just scrolling through data; you’re making informed, strategic decisions that shape the future of medical education.

In a field where knowledge saves lives, this skill is invaluable…

Are You a "Catalyst"... or Just an "Observer"?

Every cannabis educator, caregiver, or clinic manager should acknowledge this crucial fact – without data, they are essentially navigating in the dark.

They may have theories, instincts, and educated guesses, but without concrete data, these remain unverified. It’s akin to navigating a complex adult-use cannabis industry in the dark, without guidance, which has been a continued effort .

In this realm of medical cannabis, your role  is not just important – it’s transformative.

You’re not just another employee; you’re the one turning on the headlights, illuminating the path forward. Do you understand the magnitude of this capability?

As the medical cannabis expert, your contributions extend far beyond a paycheck. You become the hero of your institution. You’re the one spotting hidden opportunities and identifying and addressing potential pitfalls before they impact patient outcomes.

When questions arise about medical cannabis and it’s effectiveness,  patient engagement, or treatment methodologies, who do you think they’ll turn to? That’s right – YOU.

With your expertise, you’re equipped with the tools and knowledge to unearth the true narrative behind the patient experience, to leverage this information for informed, data-driven treatment strategies.

And you’re going to refine these crucial skills right here, in this specialized training. This isn’t just another course; it’s your pathway to becoming an indispensable part of the medical cannabis community.

No medical professional or industry pro can make impactful, informed decisions without accurate and relevant data.

Not you, not me, not the heads of top medical institutions, nor pioneers in cannabis research like Raphael Mechoulam, or esteemed Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon… nobody.

This highlights the crucial role of data analysts in advancing the fields of medical education, healthcare, and medical cannabis. If you’re keen on becoming a key contributor in the realm of continuing medical education, then I have an essential question for you…

Are You an 'Innovator'...Or Just an 'Observer?'
(or...Why Gaining Expertise in Continuing Medical Education is Vital)

Let’s be honest: Experts in cannabis education are plentiful. The real challenge is distinguishing those who genuinely ‘walk the talk’ from those who only… talk.

That’s the conundrum! And in the world of cannabis, particularly in the medical cannabis sector, this was our challenge too.

You see, we don’t just teach medical education best practices, we actively ENGAGE in MEDICAL EDUCATION and PATIENT CARE in real healthcare settings. We are not just academics.

We are not mere theorists.

We are medical professionals, educators, and advocates operating in diverse healthcare environments, addressing everything from patient care to cannabis therapeutics, covering various patient needs and medical scenarios.

In other words: WE ACTUALLY DO THIS STUFF…

…which is why we understand the difficulty in finding truly skilled individuals who genuinely know their craft.

And that’s precisely why we created the ‘Continuing Medical Education’ program. This course and certification were originally developed to train our own team members, ensuring they’re equipped with practical, real-world skills and knowledge.

But, in the spirit of sharing our expertise (a fundamental principle of our educational philosophy), we’re now offering this training to a broader audience.

In short, we’re opening the doors of this valuable resource to YOU…