Cannabis for Beauty and Skin Disorders

You will learn about the science behind hemp, cannabinoids, and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for beauty and skin disorders such as acne, pruritus, eczema. allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis today. Many patients are already trying cannabinoid topicals at home for their skin problems and it’s important to know what double-blind studies have shown and how best to counsel our patients. 

Learning Objectives

  • Cannabis for Beauty
  • "New" Cosmeceutical Ingredient
  • Cannabinoids from Hemp vs. Cannabis
  • Endocannabinoid System in Skin Health
  • Cannabinoid Receptors and Endocannabinoids
  • Cannabinoids for Beauty and Anti-Aging
  • Cannabis for Skin
  • Cannabinoids and Itch
  • Cannabinoids in Eczema
  • Treatment of Eczema and Psoriasis

Concentrates and Infused Products

There is a wide variety of cannabis concentrates that are currently available for patient consumption. In this course, we will explore different methods of production with a focus on health and safety. We also review how concentrates are used as well as the infused products that can be made with them. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the common mediums and methods for creating cannabis concentrates 
  • Help patients make informed decisions on the use of cannabis concentrates

Cannabis Analysis and Testing

Analysis and testing of cannabis products is a keystone to providing patients with high-quality medication. In this course, we will be exploring how labs test for potency, residual chemicals, and foreign materials. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the fundamental principles of cannabis analysis
  • Identify the different types of testing performed on cannabis prior to sale

Introduction to Cannabis Chemistry

The cannabis plant is packed full of cannabinoids. It is important to understand the differences between the different cannabinoids and how they work in the human body. In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of cannabis chemistry. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the fundamental principles of chemistry as they apply to cannabis
  • Understand the basic classes of chemicals found in cannabis and their therapeutic and recreational properties 
  • Explain the difference between THC, THCA, and CBD

Edibles and Concentrates

Smoking cannabis is not the only delivery method. In this course, we will review some of the easy methods for creating cannabis edibles in the privacy of the home. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the common mediums for creating cannabis edibles
  • Preparing mediums for cannabis extraction

Making Hash

Making hash is an ancient art form. In this course, we will cover the essential skills to creating a high-quality hashish easily. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Varying methods for producing hash

Cannabis Chemistry

Cannabis is one of the given names of the Cannabis Sativa plant. In this course, we will review the active ingredient in cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as simply THC as well as several other Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. 

Learning Objectives

  • Differences between Trans-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC9) and Tetrahydrocannabinold (THC8) 
  • What is: Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and Cannabichromene (CBC) 
  • Psycho-active Cannabinoids

Cannabis as Medicine

Cannabis has been hailed as a multiple-use, miracle plant for medical use. In this course, we will explore how cannabis affects the body, the basics of the endocannabinoid receptor system and the body’s interaction with the cannabis plant. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the therapeutic uses of cannabis 
  • Clinical benefits, research summaries, and scientific applications of cannabis 
  • Discuss the emerging political and enforcement issues