Extraction Agent Learning Pathway – 100 Series

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Content length: 29h 35m
  1. 01. Green Flower Custom Learning Paths
    1 Lesson

    Lesson contents:
    • Green Flower Custom Learning Paths
      This video segment is an introduction to Green Flower's custom learning Paths. Green Flower is your solution to all your training needs. See how we can customize a tailored learning path for any job role within the cannabis industry.
  2. 02. History of Cannabis
    2 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • History of Cannabis
      In this video, Dr. Bearman discusses the various uses of cannabis for the past thousands of years before it became prohibited. He then talks about some key points and people that led up to the federal prohibition of cannabis in the United States in 1937. He then moves through the 80 plus years that cannabis has been illegal and points out some key influencers in favor of cannabis.
    • History of Cannabis
      1h 50m
      In this article, we’ll take you from the early years of cannabis and hemp use in the Americas, through the rapid social changes leading to prohibition, to the 80 years of prohibition itself. We’ll look at the social and cultural changes that ultimately led to cannabis laws relaxing in most U.S. states, and what the future might hold for the cannabis movement at home and internationally.
  3. 03. Cannabis Botany 101
    7 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Botany of Female Flowers
      This video discusses marijuana flowers, the terminology used, as well as the botany of female flowers. Female flower are emphasized as these flowers make up the bulk of the cannabis industry.
    • Sexing (Update)
      The video discusses how to differentiate between male and female cannabis plants. Removing male plants from your garden prevents them from pollinating with the female, which reduces resource waste and protects your product.
    • Trichomes
      This video discusses trichomes, which contain the active ingredients and cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. Cannabis has six different types of trichomes, three that are resinous and three that are non-resinous.
    • Trichomes (Update)
      This video discusses trichomes, which contain the active ingredients and cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. Cannabis has six different types of trichomes, three that are resinous and three that are non-resinous.
    • Male Flowers
      This course discusses the botany of male flowers, which are required for breeding. You need pollen from the male plant in order to breed.
    • Harvesting (Update)
      This video discusses the harvesting process for cannabis, particularly what to harvest and when to harvest it.
    • Botany 101
      1h 10m
      This article discusses the botany of a cannabis plant, how to identify the male plants, the importance of trichomes, determining the sex of a cannabis plant, and sexual versus asexual propagation.
  4. 04. Cannabinoids 101
    5 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Understanding Cannabinoids - THCa and THC
      This video covers major and minor cannabinoids and how they work in your body.
    • Understanding Cannabinoids - CBDa and CBD
      This video discusses the differences between CBD and THC, the use of CBD as a form of therapy, and cultural and legal acceptance of its medical effects.
    • Understanding Cannabinoids - CBN
      This video discusses CBN and how it is created. The video also explains why CBN has been used to indicate the quality of cannabis grown indoors.
    • Understanding Cannabinoids - CBC CBG THCV CBDV
      This videos discusses the characteristics of minor cannabinoids.
    • Cannabinoids 101
      1h 30m
      Welcome to Cannabinoids 101. In this article, we introduce you to the famous cannabinoids THC and CBD, and discuss how they are produced by the cannabis plant along with over 100 unique, related compounds. We introduce key terms such as decarboxylation, glandular trichome, and cannabinoid acid, and we describe the properties of some major and minor cannabinoids and how they exert their wide-ranging medicinal effects.
  5. 05. Terpenes 101
    2 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Understanding Terpenes
      This video discusses the terpenes commonly found in cannabis, their medicinal benefits, what they smell like, and how they interact with cannabinoids to produce synergistic effects.
    • Terpenes 101
      1h 10m
      Welcome to Terpenes 101. In this article, we talk about what terpenes and terpenoids are, and why they are so important in nature. We introduce key terms such as monoterpene, sesquiterpene, and the isoprene rule. We describe the most common, important terpenes and terpenoids found in cannabis, and their potential medicinal properties. In addition, we discuss how terpenes, terpenoids, and cannabinoids may interact together to produce heightened medicinal benefit.
  6. 06. Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
    3 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
      This video provides a detailed overview of how cannabis interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). In addition, this video discusses cannabinoid receptor interactions, how cannabinoids produce specific effects, and how cannabis effects human physiology on a biochemical level.
    • The Biochemical Pathways of the Endocannabinoid System
      This video offers a comprehensive overview of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), including its biochemical pathways and nerve receptors. It also discusses how the Endocannabinoid System maintains homeostasis within the human body.
    • Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
      1h 15m
      This article explores the complex ways cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, interact with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). In addition, it discusses cannabinoid receptors, phytocannabinoids, allosteric modulators, and much more.
  7. 07. Delivery Methods and Products
    2 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Delivery Methods of Cannabis
      This video details the different delivery methods of cannabis and the many ways it can be consumed. In addition, it discusses how consumers can control their levels of psychoactivity. A few of the delivery methods discussed in this video include: inhaled, oral absorption, edibles, skin absorption, suppositories, and non-psychoactive alternatives.
    • Delivery Methods and Products
      1h 10m
      This article discusses the various ways cannabinoids can be delivered to the human body including smoking, vaping, oral, topical, and more. In addition, the article offers an explanation as to why different delivery methods produce different results in the user.
  8. 08. Cannabis Dosing
    7 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Welcome - General Tips on Finding and Maintaining Your Optimal Cannabis Dose
      In this video segment, Max Simon shares how dosing is the key to getting the best possible results with cannabis. Several nuances are discussed to help patients and consumers find and maintain the optimal cannabis dose.
    • Finding Your Ideal Dose
      In this video segment, Michele Ross shares there is no one size fits all when it comes to cannabis. She explains how everyone needs to start slow and small to discover what it is they need, in what quantities, and how often they need it.
    • Titrating and Micro-dosing for Minimal Side Effects
      In this video segment, Michelle Ross and Jessica Knox talk about titration and how to reach your exact therapeutic effect. Microdosing and choosing the optimal dose that works for you are also discussed.
    • Tolerance Breaks and Resetting Your Cannabinoid Receptors
      In this video segment, Jessica Knox and Rachel Knox talk about tolerance and increased cannabis consumption to feel the therapeutic benefits of the plant. Resetting your cannabinoid receptors is also discussed.
    • The Importance of Tracking Your Own Experiences
      In this video segment, Michelle Ross talks about tracking your experiences with cannabis consumption. The importance of recording your experiences with pain to help determine proper dosing and comfort level is also discussed.
    • What to Do If You Become Uncomfortable
      In this video segment, Jessica Knox, Rachel Knox, and Michelle Ross talk about what to do if you become uncomfortable with the "high." Effective ways to bring down the psychoactivity level for different people is also discussed.
    • Cannabis Dosing
      1h 0m
      This article discusses cannabis dosing, including microdosing, titration of THC and other cannabinoids, and the biphasic effect of cannabinoids.
  9. 09. Quality Control and Assurance
    3 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Choosing a Quality Product
      In this video segment, Dr. Jessica Peters and Mara Gordon talk about the quality assurance of cannabis products. Product manufacturing, packaging, and labeling requirements are also discussed.
    • Quality Control
      In this video segment, Joel Stanley talks about the quality control of packaged and labeled cannabis products. He also explains the importance of following compliance testing processes and procedures to ensure consumer safety and product reliability.
    • Quality Control
      1h 25m
      This article explains the role that quality control and quality assurance plays in helping to ensure cannabis reaches consumers in a safe and reliable manner. You will learn about standard operating procedures, compliance, and cannabinoid analysis.
  10. 10. Cannabis Basics- What is cannabis and how does it work in our bodies?
    7 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to Cannabis Basics - What is cannabis and how does it work in our bodies?
      An introduction to cannabis basics.
    • Cannabis Basics - What makes up the cannabis plant?
      In this video, Dr. Jordan Tishler talks about what makes up the cannabis plant and what those parts are good for from a medicinal standpoint. He covers the roots, stalk, leaves, flower, sugar leaf, and seeds
    • Cannabis Basics - The Endocannabinoid System
      In this video, Dr. Jordan Tishler talks about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). In this talk he covers the components of our ECS including our receptors and transmitters. He also explains how the ECS works in our bodies.
    • Cannabis Basics - Categories of conditions cannabis can be used for
      In this video Dr. Jordan Tishler talks about the various conditions cannabis can be used for. He covers things like pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, anorexia, and cancer.
    • Cannabis Basics - Nuances in the body
      In this video Dr. Jordan Tishler talks about some nuances in the body. He covers concepts like the Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome, CBD dosing and P450 metabolism, and Contraindications.
    • Cannabis Basics: Part One - What is cannabis and how does it work in our bodies?
      1h 50m
      This article covers the physical basics of the cannabis plant. The botany of the plant, the chemical makeup of the plant, and the synergy of the plant, including the 'entourage effect,' will be covered.
    • Cannabis Basics: Part Two - How does cannabis work in the body?
      1h 40m
      This article covers the basics of how cannabis works in our bodies. It covers the endocannabinoid system and what it does, how it works, components of the endocannabinoid system, endocannabinoid signaling molecules, the types of conditions that respond to cannabis, and fine tuning the endocannabinoid system.
  11. 11. Cannabis Products - What They Are and How They Work
    6 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Intro to Cannabis Products - What they are and how they work: Flower
      An introduction to cannabis products.
    • Cannabis Products- Topicals
      This video discusses receptors in the skin that allow for topicals to work, the role of the endocannabinoid system in the skin, and the use of topicals and their characteristics.
    • Cannabis Products - Tinctures
      This video discusses tinctures, which are essentially a liquid form of cannabis. They can be made by extracting the oil from the cannabis flower. Then the extraction is suspended with another oil such as MCT oil. One of the benefits of tinctures is that they are versatile. They can be used sublingually, put into food, beverages or capsules, or even used topically. By holding the tincture under your tongue for 30 seconds, it is more rapidly absorbed by the blood vessels in your mouth, and the purpose of this is to bypass your liver so that the onset rate is faster than an edible.
    • Cannabis Products - Concentrates
      This video discusses concentrates, which are concentrated extracts of cannabis flowers. Concentrates are packed with several times more cannabinoids than “plain” dried flowers and their potency can reach up to 90%. The potency of cannabis flower ranges from 10 to 36 percent in THC level. With the concentrate, though, the level of potency is between 50 to 80 percent in THC level. In some cases, there are extracts that are 90 percent in THC level.
    • Cannabis Products - Infused Products/Edibles
      This video talks about infused products such as edibles. It discusses what they are and how they are used. The video also discusses the process of how the edibles are activated in the body. Finally, the video talks about time of onset and dosing procedures.
    • Cannabis Products
      2h 5m
      The article discuses the various types of flowers and their effects.
  12. 12. Determining Factors for Selecting Cannabis Products
    7 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Intro to Determining Factors for Selecting Cannabis Products
      Introduction to determining factors for selecting cannabis products.
    • Understanding Patient Goals for Using Cannabis
      In this video, Shelly discusses why you must understand what a client’s goal is for cannabis. What are they trying to treat? Are they looking for help with acute conditions or as a preventive -psychoactive or non-intoxicating cannabinoid.
    • Patient Demographic
      In this video, the patient demographic is discussed. Topics covered include male vs female, cannabis and women's health issues, the varying tolerance of different patients, and age.
    • Cannabis Chemical Makeup
      This video covers cannabis chemical makeup as a factor for selecting cannabis products for your patient. Topics discussed include: cannabinoids, terpenes, hemp, and understanding the ratios and concentrations of products. Also covered are methods of extraction.
    • Deciding on Potency
      This video discusses understanding the ratios and concentration of cannabinoids in products. Other topics discussed include dosing and added ingredients.
    • Other Factors
      In this video, other factors and ingredients to consider when selecting products for your patients are discussed.
    • Determining Factors for Selecting Products
      2h 0m
      This article discusses the importance of understanding patient goals for using cannabis. Topics covered are: Provider-Patient Confidentiality, Patient Demographic, Cannabis Chemical Makeup, and Deciding on Potency.
  13. 13. Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels
    5 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Intro to Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels
      An introduction to deciphering lab results and reading labels.
    • Components of Lab Results
      In this video segment, Josh Wurzer discusses the components of lab testing. He provides a breakdown of the Certificate of Analysis (COA), including what to look for on the lab results and which components you should see on cannabis product labels.
    • Test Results
      In this video segment, Josh Wurzer discusses test results. This includes deciphering results directly from the laboratory, which include the nuances for each product type.
    • Types of Testing
      In this video segment, Josh Wurzer discusses lab testing and the active ingredients most important to consumers. These ingredients include cannabinoid and terpene profiles, as well as contaminant results for heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents, and processing chemicals.
    • Interpreting Labels
      In this video segment, Josh Wurzer discusses interpreting the many aspects of cannabis product labels. This includes typical lab components such as quantity, potency level, input material, and extraction method.
  14. 14. Utilizing Cannabis With or Without the High
    7 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Intro to Utilizing Cannabis With or Without the High
      An introduction to using cannabis with or without the high.
    • Defining the High or Psychoactivity
      In this video segment, Dr. Smith defines what the “high” means. This includes the level of psychoactivity and its associated effects.
    • Cannabinoids and Their Associated Effects
      In this video segment, Dr. Smith discusses which cannabinoids are responsible for certain effects, and how each cannabinoid’s medical properties are distinct.
    • The Role of Ratios
      In this video segment, Dr. Smith discusses the role of ratios, and finding the optimal therapeutic ratio between THC and CBD.
    • Product Preparation
      In this video segment, Dr. Smith examines various product preparation. This includes products applying to THCA, and products using raw and acidic cannabinoids.
    • Dosing and Building Tolerance
      In this video segment, Dr. Smith discusses how to properly dose and build tolerance. This includes microdosing and building tolerance with varying body chemistries.
    • Utilizing Cannabis With or Without the High
      1h 20m
      This article defines the "high" or psychoactivity of THC. It explains cannabis without the high, microdosing, the role of ratios and product preparation.
  15. 15. Dosing & Titration
    6 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Intro to Dosing & Titration
      An introduction to dosing and titration.
    • Why Cannabis Dosing is Complicated
      In this video segment, Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH talks about cannabis as a botanical. Composition varies from strain to strain and even within strains, depending on factors such as lighting, humidity, and soil. He also talks about cannabinoid metabolites and the first pass effect, which occurs when medication is ingested (swallowed as solid or liquid). After leaving the stomach, it goes into the small intestine, where it is absorbed and sent through the liver for processing.
    • Explaining Titration and Why It's Important
      In this video segment, Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH covers titration and why it is important. First it is vital to start low and go slow. He talks about the body's receptor down stimulation.
    • Where and How To Start
      In this video segment, Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH covers where and how to start the first dose of cannabis. The person must know to start low and go slow with cannabis. The first dose should be in secure environment, where they don't have to operate a vehicle.
    • Monitoring Progress
      In this video segment, Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH covers the monitoring progress and how to adjust the cannabinoid medications. When it comes to daily dosing, cannabinoid medications, being fat soluble, generally have a longer half-life (2-3 days) than that of most water-soluble medications (just a few hours). Once CBD is added, researchers believe that up to 80% of the medical benefits of cannabinoid medications come from CBD.
    • Dosing & Titration
      1h 45m
      This article covers cannabis dosing and explains why dosing is complicated. It describes how to develop a treatment plan with a new patient, including types of products to try, and times of day to try them, and discusses how to monitor patients for progress.

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Who can benefit from taking this program?

Job Seekers

Stand out from other applicants and ease your transition into a new role (or the industry).

Industry Professionals

Reinforce your cannabis knowledge and develop expertise that will allow you to better serve your customers.

Meet your instructors - industry experts

Dr. Francis D'Ambrosio, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon/Medical Marijuana Advocate
Michele Ross, PhD
Auto-Immune Disorders and Cannabis
Mel Frank
Legacy Grower & Author of The Marijuana Grower's Guide
Joel Stanley
CW Hemp
Steve DeAngelo
Cannabis activist
Dr. Jessica Knox, MD
Cannabis physician, Medical Chair of the Minority Cannabis Business Association
Jennifer "Seshata" Macfarlane
Samantha Miller
President & Chief Scientist of Pure Analytics
David Bearman, MD
Certified Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist
Paul Armentano
Deputy Director, NORML; Author
Dr. Rachel Knox, MD
Cannabis physician, Preventive medicine specialist
Jessica Peters
Cannabinoid specialist
Martha 'Muffy' Montemayor, CNC
Founder, Healthy Choices Unlimited
Jaene Leonard
Cannabis Consultant & Educator
Josh Wurzer
President and Co-Founder of SC Laboratories
Rachael Speegle, RN
CEO, 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, inhaleMD.com/ President, Association of Cannabis Specialists

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Extraction Agent Learning Pathway – 100 Series Certificate Program

You have 365 days to complete this program

$397.00 (USD)

  • Average time of course: 20 - 25 hours
  • Time to complete course: 365 days
  • Extensions available if needed
  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!


Are there any prerequisites?
No. This program is available to anyone.
What's included with this program?
Online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assimilate your learning, private forum for students to connect and provide support, downloadable references to keep and access on your phone, and your official Green Flower Certificate (once you pass the exam).
Can I take the program online?
Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Who should get a Green Flower certificate? What will it do for me?
Whether you are looking to enter the cannabis industry, get hired by a cannabis company, invest in the cannabis market, win a cannabis license, become a more knowledgeable advocate, better serve the patients in your care, or contribute more deeply to your organization, getting a Green Flower Certificate will make you exponentially more confident, credible, and valuable to the cannabis industry today.
How do I pass the course?
You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the Final Exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals Certificate.
What can you tell me about the final exam?
The Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals 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 will have 365 days to complete both the program and the final Exam. After 365 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials. This is a closed book Exam. Upon Passing, you will receive your official Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.
What happens if I don't pass the exam?
You will have two chances to pass the final exam with enrollment. Retakes are $69 after that. You must achieve an 80% passing score to receive your Green Flower Certificate.
Is your program accredited?
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 programs are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.
Will there be any mailed, hard copy books or reference materials?
No, nothing will be mailed and no hard copy text will be assigned. There are materials in each course that you can download, print, and use at your convenience.
Can any module be visited more than once, to reinforce learning?
Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you would like in the 365 days (30 for Sell-SMaRT) your program is open.
Refund Policy
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer take the course, please email us no later than 7 days after your purchase. We will be happy to issue you a refund (minus our enrollment fee of $20). No refunds will be given to cancellations made after 7 days of purchase.

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