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Choose to either pay the workshop tuition all at once, or spread it out across several months if it makes it easier. Use code "earlybird" for 50% off if you sign up before May 7th, while supplies last.

Get Ready for an Intensive Crash Course in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Science!

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

NEXT SESSION BEGINS MAY 27th 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Scholarships are still available, thanks to our sponsors. 

Apply for a workshop scholarship by clicking here.


Upcoming 2021 Sessions: May 27th, July 22nd, September 23rd

Registration opens one month prior to the start date and are accepted up to one week after the start date. Scheduling is subject to change without notice.

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


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

Our Curious About Cannabis workshop series is where the Curious About Cannabis brand 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!


Limited cohort sizes means better discussions, better peer support, and better learning outcomes

We keep our cohort sizes relatively small (10 - 20 learners) because we find that this is the best way to ensure that each student gets the support they need so that they can make the most out of their time in the workshop. Smaller cohort sizes tends to lead to better class discussions, more engagement from each student, and more peer support, which overall results in a dramatic difference in experience for our students.


Our workshops are uniquely customized to your interests

We have designed this workshop series to ensure that each cohort experience is unique. While we do utilize a consistent curriculum with each workshop, we also stack on a layer of activities and projects that allow our cohort members to engage their own unique interests. As each person in the workshop learns, they share with everyone else, and we all learn together - creating an incredible feedback loop that maximizes learning outcomes.


Our workshops are challenging and rewarding

(literally - we give you rewards)

Curious About Cannabis workshops are intensive workshops (no joke!), 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. The course is graded and a passing score of 80% or better is required to receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Natural Learning Enterprises. 

Our workshop elements include:

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

With access to this workshop you will also receive:

  • A complimentary copy of the Curious About Cannabis book
  • A claim to an exclusive Curious About Cannabis NFT featuring unlockable content and perks
  • 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


This is just the beginning...

This is part one of our two-part workshop series.  Part One lays a solid foundation of understanding by introducing learners to introductory and intermediate topics covering a wide survey of subjects, including:

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

After completing Part One of our workshop series, our graduates will then gain access to Part Two at a discounted rate which dives into more advanced and sensitive topics leading up to the very fringes of modern Cannabis and cannabinoid science.


CAC NFT Challenge: Completion of the entire Curious About Cannabis Workshop Series results in a claim for an ultra-rare Curious About Cannabis NFT.



An Amazing Learning Experience

Chris

The Natural Learning Academy’s Curious About Cannabis Workshop Part 1 was an amazing learning experience. I would highly recommend the course for anyone who is serious about furthering their cannabis education. Jason is an educated teacher who is engaging, easy to follow and makes himself available to ensure the success of his students. He is joined by guest presenters who are at the top of the industry in their fields, who add to the depth of information. Not only does the course teach you about the science behind the cannabis plant, but also sets you up with the tools to research and continue learning after the workshop is completed. After taking several classes in the cannabis industry, I can say without a doubt that this course has been the best. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication Jason! I’m looking forward to continuing on to part 2 of the workshop.

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.”

Lead Sponsors

Check Out The Sponsors That Are Helping Us Make This Workshop Great!

Lead sponsors help fund student scholarships and material supply costs to make our workshops accessible to more people around the world.

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Are You Ready?

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

Lead Instructors

Instructor

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.

Instructor

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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Guest Instructors

Our workshops connect our students with leading scientists, industry professionals and subject matter experts

Guest instructors for May 2021 cohort:

  • Announcements Coming Soon! Use code "earlybird" for 50% off if you sign up before May 7th, while supplies last.


Guest instructors for March 2021 session:

  • Anna Schwabe, PhD (Geneticist)
  • Murphy Murri (Extraction Tech)
  • Kyle Boyar (Contaminants and Testing)
  • Arno Hazekamp, PhD (Biochemistry)
  • Linda Klumpers, PhD (Pharmacology)

Student Reviews

5 star rating

Great class. Highly recommended!

CHRISTOPHER SMITH

I have, and will continue to recommend this course to anyone who is interested in furthering their knowledge about cannabis. Jason is an amazing teacher who ...

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