Welcome to our Beginner's Workshop

Tuition: $100 | Length: 4 Weeks | Difficulty: Beginner


Please Note: Tuition is non-refundable after 48 hours of purchase.

Upcoming 2021 Sessions: April, June, August, November

Registration opens one month prior to the start date and are accepted up to one week after the start date.

Live sessions meet from 10am to 12pm PST each Friday for four weeks. Live sessions are recorded to accommodate learners that have trouble attending.

A Beginner's Guide for Curious Minds 

This workshop is designed for anyone that is new to Cannabis and looking for a place to begin learning. This four week workshop takes cohorts through foundational topics designed to address several primary questions:

What is Cannabis?

How are Cannabis products made?

How is Cannabis consumed?

How does Cannabis affect the body?

How is Cannabis used as medicine?

Work alongside experienced Cannabis scientists and industry professionals to get your questions answered as you develop a strong foundation of understanding about Cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system.

Clear the Confusion and Get Answers Now

Take your Cannabis education to the next level and sign up for our next Beginner's Workshop today!

Meet Your Instructors


Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson is a biologist, educator, and science communicator with a passion for sharing his general curiosity about the world with others. He is the author of Curious About Cannabis: A Scientific Introduction to a Controversial Plant and the educational children's book, A Toadstool's Treasures. He is also the host and producer of The Curious About Cannabis Podcast. Besides teaching, Jason also provides scientific advisory services for various companies and institutions, often assisting with the development of research and development laboratories intent on working with natural products. He is currently a professor of cannabinoid sciences at John Patrick University and has worked previously as a botanist and natural products researcher studying native plants and ethnobotanicals both in the field and in the lab. He is a certified Audubon Naturalist, studied permaculture design with Siskiyou Permaculture led by first generation students of Bill Mollison, and practiced natural building and ecologically conscious agricultural principles as an intern at the Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute.


Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith received his PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Oregon State University at the Linus Pauling Institute where he specialized in biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition. Currently Dr. Smith teaches about phytochemistry, pharmacology, and analytical chemistry at John Patrick University. Prior to focusing on teaching, Dr. Smith worked in natural products and biomedical research while serving as a leading international authority on aging, lipoic acid and vascular disease. He also founded Kenevir Research, a Cannabis biotechnology and analytical testing company that was later acquired, and has spent much of the past decade operating laboratories and developing analytical methods designed to investigate the potency and purity of Cannabis and cannabinoid infused products . All in all Dr. Smith brings over 15 years of natural product research, quality assurance, product development, GMP manufacturing, FDA & regulatory experience and analytical chemistry expertise to our team.

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