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California Healing Institute

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Cannabis Therapy Consultant Certification Program

This program consists of three weekend workshops and a qualifying exam. Workshops are offered throughout the year and can also be taken individually in any order. Those seeking certification must complete three workshops and pass a qualifying exam.

Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

The Biology of Cannabis Workshop            Offered March 10/11   or   March 24/25

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 Workshop     Offered April 14/15 or April 21/22

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 Workshop                        Offered May 5/6            or             May 19/20

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.

Exam date            TBA




Want to sign up?

Workshops cost $285. To register for a class or weekend workshop, email me your name, phone number, and the name of the classes you want to attend. Send me your $100 non-refundable deposit (or the full class fee) to reserves your space in each class you want to attend. The remainder of the class fee is due the first day of class. Mail a check or money order for the deposit to: Wendy Read   PO Box 802   Boonville, CA 95415.

Please indicate on the check or money order which class or classes it is for and if you want to reserve overnight accommodations!



Classes begin at 10:00 am on Saturday morning. Please come 15 minutes early to register. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, or you can walk to any of Boonville’s wonderful downtown eateries. We provide a light vegetarian dinner Saturday and lunch on Sunday with gluten-free and dairy-free options. There is an optional evening activity around the campfire on Saturday night. Please bring a flashlight and warm clothes.

If you need overnight accommodations, there is limited floor space in the classroom and tent spaces outside. We can provide a tent and bedding for you if needed. Overnight guests have use of the kitchen, bathroom and hot tub for $25 per weekend. Please reserve overnight accommodations ahead of time. There are also rooms and floor space available around the corner at the Mendo-Dragon Community House. Call Lynda for details. (707) 895-3243

Local accommodations include the Boonville Hotel (just down the street from the school), The Madrones in Philo, and the most reasonably priced Anderson Valley Inn in Philo, a 10 minute drive away.

Classes are held at The Caretaker’s Garden Healing Sanctuary which is located on Lambert Lane in Boonville, CA. Call or email for directions.

Let me know if I may make your contact info available to other students who are interested in carpooling. Warm wishes, and I look forward to meeting you!


Wendy Read

Director, California Healing Institute

PO Box 802

Boonville, CA 95415

(707) 895 9074

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Wendy Read

Founder of the California Healing Institute

and the

Caretaker’s Garden Healing Sanctuary