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California Healing Institute

Cannabis Therapy Consultant Certification Program

This program consists of three weekend classes and a qualifying exam. Classes are offered throughout the year and can also be taken individually in any order. Classes resume in 2018 when Wendy returns from her sabbatical.

The Biology of Cannabis

This is a comprehensive class that explains the science of Cannabis in easy to understand terms. We thoroughly explore the endocannabinoid system, the functions of individual cannabinoids and the benefits of consuming fresh cannabis.  We answer questions like “Why is Cannabis therapy so beneficial in such a broad range of conditions?” and “How does Cannabis cure cancer?” We learn about terpenes and essential oils, dosaging and how to determine the psychoactivity levels of the multitude of different Cannabis medicines available. Students are also introduced to other medicinal herbs and how they work synergistically with Cannabis.

Making Medicine with Marijuana

This is a comprehensive, very active, hands-on workshop that is fun for beginners and advanced medicine makers alike. Every one of these workshops are unique. Students learn how to make tinctures, infused oils, salves and concentrates. We also learn about essential oils, hydrosols, skin creams, lotions, edibles, salves, and flower essences. We cover dosaging, packaging, and the latest medicine making techniques.

The Spirit of Cannabis

In this class we explore the use of Cannabis as a sacrament throughout history. We start all the way back to the Neanderthals as they develop speech and spirituality. We continue on to discover how marijuana was actually the seed of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. We look at how Moses and Jesus used Cannabis according to the Torah and Bible. We journey to meet the spirit of the Queen of herbs herself, and explore ways to bring Cannabis into our own spiritual practice as well.

Want to sign up?

Wendy Read is on sabbatical doing research in Africa. Classes will resume in 2018. If you want to be on the email list to be the first to hear about the schedule in 2018, email your name, mailing address and phone number.

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Wendy Read

Founder of the California Healing Institute

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Caretaker’s Garden Healing Sanctuary