HIGH SOCIETY: What Is the Holistic Cannabis Academy?

Source – holisticcannabisacademy.com

“…The Holistic Cannabis Network® (HCN) is a cannabis education, training, and business-building platform for holistic-minded practitioners about medical marijuana and its integration with other healing modalities”:

(Holistic Cannabis Network®)

What Is the Holistic Cannabis Academy?

  • Online training + education options for healthcare practitioners, caregivers + cannabis curious individuals
  • Begin as soon as you’d like and complete in accordance with a schedule convenient to you.
  • Upon completion of training, opportunity to earn a certificate of competency as a Holistic Medical Cannabis Practitioner™ or Holistic Medical Cannabis Counselor™
  • Created by two registered dietitian nutritionists with experience in functional medicine, medical marijuana, culinary cannabis recipe development, + continuing medical education
  • Content vetted by both medical marijuana + functional medicine clinicians + researchers
  • HCA toolkit with reference resources, client handouts, presentation materials
  • Onsite culinary workshops about producing edibles + tinctures

The Holistic Cannabis Network® (HCN) is a cannabis education, training, and business-building platform for holistic-minded practitioners about medical marijuana and its integration with other healing modalities.

The underlying strength of the Holistic Cannabis Network® is its principals — life-long colleagues and friends — Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN and Donna Shields, MS, RDN. As registered dietitian nutritionists with a combined 50 years of experience, we serve as the bedrock for a business built on education, science, and practical application. We offer a unique combination of well-respected credentials, functional medicine and integrative clinical nutrition experience, health communications expertise, and culinary know-how.

Featured Cannabis Content

  • Real world cannabis practitioner advice and guidelines
  • Recommendations about how to communicate with your clients about cannabis
  • Suggestions about how to integrate cannabis education into your existing healing modality
  • Insights into both hemp agriculture and into cannabis grow operations
  • Approved medical conditions for medical marijuana state-by-state
  • Product and labeling requirements for cannabis edibles, tinctures, and topicals
  • Up-to-date science about cannabis research
  • How to prepare nutritious cannabis-infused foods

Our Point Of View
Our Point Of Difference

The integrity of what we provide our customers rests squarely on who we are – holistic-minded health practitioners, first and foremost. While other cannabis education programs are available, most are produced by business people who have little or no hands-on client health experience. We are our target audience – health + wellness professionals committed to holistic healing.

We’re also seasoned educators and communications experts. We know how to dissect studies and translate findings. We know how to develop curricula that’s timely and practical. And, we know how to serve it up in an enjoyable and varied format. Let us do the heavy lifting so you can sit back and enjoy the learning curve.

Paths to Cannabis Competency

The Holistic Cannabis Academy: What Makes this Education + Training Program Unique?

  • Designed for holistic-minded practitioners, counselors, caregivers + the canna-curious who consider all aspects of health, wellness + lifestyles
  • Offers a turn-key solution for YOU as the counselor or practitioner to provide materials + handouts to your clients/patients – no more writing your own materials or searching the internet for credible information
  • Features leading medical cannabis clinicians + researchers who are also dynamic educators
  • Includes audio recordings, released on a weekly schedule, you can listen to anytime, anywhere on any device with a Wi-Fi connection
  • Provides business-building and marketing tools to help you market your new competency
  • Continuing education credits for various credentials (in progress)

Track I – Groundwork: Foundational Fundamentals

Module 1: Cannabis through the Ages: A Historical Basis of a Plant
Module 2: Where It All Began: The Ancient History of Cannabis
Module 3: Cannabis: Laws + Legislation
Module 4: The Endocannabinoid System: A Primer
Module 5: Quality Control of Cannabis-Based Medicines
Module 6: The Ayurvedic + Vedic Constituents of Cannabis

Track II – Beyond Basics: Practical Applications

Module 1: Physician Viewpoint: Managing Inflammatory Lifestyle Diseases
Module 2: The Many Ways to Consume: Cannabis Formats + Tools
Module 3: Packaged Edibles: Making Informed Decisions
Module 4: The Healing Toolbox: Cannabis as a Key Player
Module 5: The Backbone of the Cannabis Plant: Cannabinoids
Module 6: Cannabis Terpenoids + Herbal Synergy
Module 7: Personalizing Cannabis Doses: Less Is More

Track III – Digging Deeper: Cannabis as Medicine

Module 1: The Endocannabinoid System: Deep Dive
Module 2: Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency + Endocannabinoid Tone
Module 3: Cannabis Pharmacokinetics: Considerations for Dose, Absorption + Bioavailability
Module 4: Treating the Spectrum of Mood Disorders: Stress, Anxiety + PTSD
Module 5: Insomnia: Cannabis as an Option
Module 6: Alleviating Pain! Chiropractic Care, Massage + Cannabis
Module 7: Aromatherapy: Terpenes Overlaying with Cannabis
Module 8: Breath Work Made Easy
Module 9:The Integration of Yoga + Meditation with Cannabis
Module 10: The Interplay of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine + Cannabis
Module 11: Modulating Women’s Health with an Ancient Plant
Module 12: The Cancer Frontier: Managing Symptoms + More
Module 13: Cannabis as Firstline Therapy for Seizures
Module 14: Food as Medicine: An Integrative Approach to Diet + Cannabis
Module 15: Exit Herb from Addiction

Track IV – Ready for Clients: Making It Happen!

Module 1: Building Your Cannabis Community Network
Module 2: The Real World of Cannabis Practitioners: Clinical Successes + Challenges
Module 3: Marketing + Succeeding with Cannabis Competency
Module 4: Holistic Cannabis Academy Membership, Referral System + Certification Exam

Take the next step! The future is now.


Health professionals – register for the practitioner program
Caregivers, patients + canna-curious consumers – register for the counselor program


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