Cannabis Patient Care Certificate Program

Class Begins: April 10, 2019


Become Skilled & Confident Helping People Benefit from Cannabis

Cannabis is an incredibly complex medicine that requires in-depth understanding and knowledge to help people find the right products, dosages, and delivery methods that work best for them. This is especially true when dealing with the broad demographics of cannabis consumers who are looking to satisfy different needs, desires and expectations.

Through Green Flower’s Cannabis Patient Care Certificate Program, you will become adept at helping people benefit from cannabis by learning to provide them the greatest level of guidance and support, regardless of their experience, age, or understanding of the plant.

The curriculum is exciting, with courses on: what’s in the cannabis plant, how those molecules interact within the body, how to safely and effectively guide people to the right cannabis products, dosing protocols for different conditions, how to effectively answer common patient questions, the adverse side-effects of cannabis and how to minimize them, contraindications with cannabis and other medications, CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, how to ensure consumers have an effective, safe, and enjoyable cannabis experience, and a complete understanding of the key roles and opportunities for those looking to work with patients in cannabis.

The Cannabis Patient Care Certificate Program covers these essential topics in detail, taught by the world’s leading cannabis doctors, nurses, patient care specialists, educators, and experts. Validate your knowledge by achieving a passing score on the Cannabis Patient Care Exam and enjoy confidence and credibility by displaying your very own Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Certificate.

What’s included: 11 expert-led online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assess your learning, a private forum for students to connect and network, downloadable references for fast access to important information, and your official Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Certificate (once you pass the Exam).

Prerequisites: None

Tuition: Online curriculum and Exam: $599 USD, Retakes: $69 (USD). Exam fees are non-refundable.

Passing Score: A grade of 80% on the Exam is required to pass.

Exam Details: The Green Flower Patient Care Exam is a comprehensive multiple choice exam administered online. A grade of 80% is required to pass. Enrollment allows two attempts to achieve a passing score. You have 90 days from enrollment to take the Exam. This is a closed book Exam.

Upon Passing: You will receive your official Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.


Cannabis Basics - What is cannabis and how does it work in our bodies?

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify parts of the cannabis plant
  • Examine the chemical makeup of the cannabis plant
  • Discover the components of the endocannabinoid system and how it works
  • Analyze the various conditions cannabis can be used for
  • Explore the nuances of the body

Interactions, Contraindications and Potential Side Effects

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Explore various drug interactions with cannabis
  • Identify the conditions to monitor closely while using cannabis
  • Discover potential side effects to using cannabis
  • Examine how to prevent and mitigate the side effects of cannabis

Cannabis Products - What they are and how they work

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify flower and how it is used, the various types available, and its characteristics
  • Examine topicals and how they are used, its different forms, and characteristics
  • Explore concentrates and what they are, the various types, and their characteristics
  • Identify infused products, how they are infused, the various types, and their characteristics

Help People Find The Right Cannabis Products For Them

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify patients goals for using cannabis
  • Analyze the patients demographic
  • Explore the chemical makeup of cannabis
  • Examine extraction methods
  • Identify the various potency levels of cannabis

Help People Find The Right Cannabis Flower For Them

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Perform a cannabis inspection
  • Identify what to look for on a lab test
  • Understand why chemical profiles matter
  • Comprehend the terminology associated with cannabis
  • Know the different effects cannabis has on the human body

Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Discern the various components of lab results
  • Interpret cannabis product labels
  • Properly guide people to their ideal dosage

Utilizing Cannabis without the High

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the major and minor cannabinoids and their associated effects
  • Identify the role of ratios between THC & CBD
  • Analyze various product preparations to understand their impact on people
  • Understand how to dose and build tolerance
  • Utilize topicals and juicing

Onboarding New Patients - What to Cover

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of patient goals
  • Determine the experience level patients have with cannabis
  • Set patient expectations around cannabis
  • Provide guidance to ensure every patient has a positive experience

Dosing and Titration

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand why cannabis dosing is complicated
  • Explain what titration is and why it is important
  • Know where and how to start cannabis dosing
  • Understand how to monitor progress and adjust dosage

Bad Experiences, Their Causes and How to Avoid and Mitigate Them

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the common bad experiences
  • Identify the common causes
  • Understand how to avoid and mitigate bad experiences

Regulations and Legal Matters

After Completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand where the federal government currently stands with cannabis
  • Interpret state regulations
  • Discern and explain cannabis vs hemp
  • Navigate the international landscape of cannabis regulations
  • Identify what medical professionals need to know
  • Explain legal matters for patients

5 Reasons To Get Your Green Flower Patient Care Certificate

  • Become extremely valuable to any organization serving cannabis patients
  • Feel confident and capable around cannabis as a medicine
  • Know exactly how to help different types of people benefit from cannabis
  • Provide accurate, trustworthy answers to the cannabis questions you receive
  • You’ll stand out as a credible and capable leader in the cannabis movement
Jaene Leonard
Cannabis Consultant & Educator
Joshua Wurzer
SC Labs Founder, Cannabis Scientist
Rachael Speegle, RN
Chief Executive Officer and Owner of The Verdes Foundation
Shelly McKay
Co-Founder and Health & Wellness Advisor, Kannabis Works
Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH
Medical Cannabis For Clinicians
Jordan Tishler, MD
CEO President, Association of Cannabis Specialists
Ian Stewart
Chair of Wilson Elser Cannabis Law Practice

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Program is 100% online and can be taken from almost anywhere in the world. Enrollment includes a comprehensive 11-module online training led by top cannabis experts, and an online Exam which you must pass with a score of 80% or greater to receive your Certificate
This Certificate Program covers the most important and fundamental health-related aspects of cannabis including: The endocannabinoid system, how cannabis interacts in the body and with other medications, cannabinoids and terpenes, the important differences between cannabis products, addressing widespread cannabis myths and fears with science, the biology and botany of the cannabis plant, safe dosing protocols, interpreting lab testing results, laws and regulations surrounding cannabis, the key roles and opportunities for those looking to work with patients in cannabis and how to be a good steward of cannabis to customers and patients.
Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you 30-35 hours to complete.
Anyone considering a career in cannabis medicine, those looking to provide better guidance and service for cannabis patients and consumers, healthcare providers and practitioners seeking to intelligently answer queries about using cannabis therapeutically, or people who simply want to help others benefit from the power of the cannabis plant.
This Certificate features top cannabis experts including: Jordan Tishler MD, Shelly McKay (Kannabis Works), Gregory Smith MD, Josh Wurzer (SC Labs), Rachael Speegle RN, and Jaene Leonard (The Compassionate Budtender).
Not at this time, however we recommend the Medical Cannabis Certificate Program for those seeking CME or CNE credit.
Leaders and organizations in the cannabis industry trust and respect Green Flower as the global leader in cannabis education, so getting a Green Flower Certificate will demonstrate your knowledge, skill, and credibility about cannabis today. Plus, this is the fastest way to better understand the many health-related facets of cannabis and the cannabis industry in addition to all the opportunities within it, so you can find your place and succeed in this fast-growing sector without missing a beat.
​Enrollment for this Program is $599. You will have 2 chances to pass the Certification Exam with your tuition. $69 Exam re-takes after that.
April 10th, and you’ll have 90 days to pass the Exam to get your Certification. This is a self-paced program and you may go through it as fast or slow as you like, although we do provide guidance and support to help you succeed throughout.
You will have two chances to pass the final Exam with enrollment. Re-takes are $69 after that. You must achieve an 80% passing score to receive your Green Flower Certification.
No, Green Flower is not an accredited school and doesn’t plan to be. We produce trusted cannabis education led and validated by the world’s top experts, and our Certifications are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.
No, this Cannabis Patient Care Certificate Program is 100% original content, delivered by many of the world’s most respected MD's, nurses, scientists, and cannabis patient care specialists.
Nothing will be mailed. However, there are materials in each course that you can download, print, and use at your convenience.
Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you'd like. However, please note that once you begin the exam, it’s closed-book.

Cannabis Patient Care Certificate Program

Class Begins: April 10, 2019