University of San Diego in partnership with Green Flower Media presents

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine

Adding cannabis knowledge to your healthcare skillset.

University of San Diego in partnership with Green Flower Media presents

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine

Adding cannabis knowledge to your healthcare skillset.

Cannabis medicine is a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry, yet trusted and credible information is hard to come by. For healthcare professionals seeking a career in cannabis medicine, or looking to add cannabis expertise to their existing practice, this course offers expert, in-depth instruction on the medical properties of cannabis. 

Studying Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine will advance your knowledge and practice of cannabis for health care providers and enable (you or allied health professionals) to meaningfully engage in patient needs and support. 

Online study makes this course ideal for working professionals or anyone looking to access the most experienced educators and comprehensive cannabis coursework available anywhere. Work on each week’s instructor-led assignments at a time that suits you, as you build your expertise and earn a credible qualification from a recognized college.


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Full Payment Option $2,959**
Installment Option $999 x 3
3 Courses 8 Weeks Each
100% Online Instructor led, asynchronous
Enrollment Discount for January 2021 Start Dates! Get $250 Off With Coupon Code JANSTART

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine Courses

Cannabis 101

History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face.

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine I

Essentials of Cannabis Medicine

Gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis’ medical properties, human physiology and the metabolic pathways for cannabis, including ethics and law for cannabis healthcare practitioners. Partnering with integrated medical centers, you’ll learn about strain selection, dosing and titration, routes and administration, and challenges with drug interaction.

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine II

Integrated Clinical Practice

Explore advanced physiological and pharmacological studies. You’ll review complex aspects of the endocannabinoid system and explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cannabinoids and terpenes in the human body. Clinical themes include autoimmune diseases, pain, mental health, neurodegenerative diseases, geriatrics, and cancer treatment.

Dr. Jose Franceshini

Distinguished author and lecturer on psychiatry, neurology, and geriatrics. A Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he chairs the Psychiatry Department at Universidad Central del Caribe Escuela de Medicina in Puerto Rico.

Jack McCue, MD

Acclaimed professor, physician, and author specializing in the uses of medicinal cannabis. He holds degrees from Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine.

Dr. Jessica Knox

Co-founder and CEO of The American Cannabinoid Clinics. Dr. Knox holds medical and business degrees from Harvard University, Tufts University, and the University of San Diego.

Expert Cannabis Educators

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine features expert instruction and interaction from board-certified physicians, psychiatrists, clinical specialists and pharmacologists with deep understanding of cannabis medicine, in addition to overviews of ethical and regulatory issues from experienced legal practitioners.


The Highest Standards for Online Learning

Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, utilizing theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands


In 2020, legal cannabis already supports almost a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

California is the world's biggest legal cannabis market

In 2019, CA was on track to record $3.1 billion in sales, a 23% growth rate from 2018.

Source : LA Times

CA predicted to hit $7.2 billion in 2024

By 2024, the legal market in CA is projected to reach $7.2 billion, overtaking the illegal market which has continued to be a significant source of cannabis for California users.

Source : LA Times

America’s Fastest Growing Occupation

Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020


Designed using online learning best practices. Perfect for working professionals.


Develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that you can use to demonstrate your sector-specific cannabis knowledge.

Official University Certificate
Official University Certificate

Upon completion of the program you will earn a completion award from University of San Diego.