Welcome to Part One of Our Workshop Series

Tuition: $850 | Length: 6 Weeks | Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate


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

Upcoming 2021 Sessions: March 8th, May 10th, July 12th, September 13th, November 1st

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

Live sessions meet from 9am to 12pm PST each Thursday. Live sessions are recorded to accommodate students that have trouble attending.

Workshop Schedule:



March 8

May 10

July 12

Sept 13

November 1


Week 1

March 11

May 13

Jul 15

Sept 16

Nov 4

Week 2

March 18

May 20

Jul 22

Sept 23

Nov 11

Week 3

March 25

May 27

Jul 29

Sept 30

Nov 18

Week 4

April 1

June 3

Aug 5

Oct 7

Nov 23*

Week 5

April 8

June 10

Aug 12

Oct 14

Dec 2

Week 6

April 15

June 17

Aug 19

Oct 21

Dec 9

*Class moved to Tuesday to avoid Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25th

Our Curious About Cannabis workshop series is where Curious About Cannabis was born! Now we have re-engineered our popular in-person workshop for a virtual environment to make this unique learning experience available to anyone with an internet connection and a desire to learn.

Curious About Cannabis workshops are intensive workshops, intended to make attendees work hard to learn and demonstrate their newfound understanding to others. Each student will have the chance to work alongside scientists and industry experts to explore core concepts of Cannabis science.

Our workshops include:

  • Live Classroom Sessions (Virtual)
  • Guest Lectures from Leading Cannabis and Cannabinoid Science and Technology Experts
  • Interactive Hands-On Elements
  • Pre-recorded Educational Videos
  • Homework Assignments
  • Research Projects
  • Quizzes and Examinations

This is part one of our two-part series. A passing grade of 80% or better is required to receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Natural Learning Enterprises.

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Cannabis Botany
  • Cannabis Taxonomy
  • Intro to Cannabis Chemistry
  • Hemp
  • Extraction Science and Technology
  • Cannabis Testing Basics
  • Interpreting Test Results
  • The Endocannabinoid System
  • Cannabis Safety
  • and More!

With access to this workshop you will also receive:

  • A complimentary copy of the Curious About Cannabis book
  • The Werc Shop's Cannaroma Terpene Kit
  • Goldleaf's Patient Journal
  • Access to our private resource library
  • Access to a private online community for workshop attendees and alumni
  • Exclusive discount codes for all of our self-paced courses
  • Optional "Expansion" kits including science kits, lab supplies, and more.

Are You Ready?

Take your Cannabis education to the next level and sign up for our next workshop today!

Student Testimonials

Learned So Much

by A.M.

"I loved everything about this course! I have learned so much and now when I look at a plant, It's more than just a plant...it's science! Its so nice to finally be able to have the tools needed to find the answers to my questions. On the internet there are so many forums and websites and you don't know which are accurate. The websites and material you have shown me are actual proof to questions I have had. You've answered every question I've had and your course has allowed me to understand the plant more. Can't wait to discover more! Thank you again, you guys are awesome!!"

Blown Away

by S.M.

“...I have read a lot of books on Cannabis botany and science and the text and materials in this class blows them away!”

Can't Wait for Level II

by S.D.

“I can’t wait to take the level II course when it is offered.”

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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