Patient Care

Help your patients get the most out
of cannabis therapy

Build a career in cannabis patient care. Learn how to work with your patients to apply varying cannabis doses, products, and delivery methods to best suit their needs.

The Green Flower Patient Care Certificate Program will familiarize you with cannabis' effects on the body and how it can be used to bring relief to a variety of ailments. Completing the curriculum will enable you to tailor treatments to your patient's wellness needs.

Leading cannabis doctors, nurses, health care specialists, and educators developed the Patient Care Program to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis, the plant's effects on human physiology, and how it can be used to promote overall wellness and relieve a variety of medical issues. Beyond teaching the therapeutic applications of cannabis, the experts that lead our courses will provide you with valuable insight into the cannabis industry and break down the key roles and opportunities available for working with patients in the cannabis space.

A Depth of Knowledge You Can't Find Anywhere Else

You'll Master Topics Essential To Success In Cannabis Patient Care, Including:

  • Cannabis botany
  • Cannabis side-effects
  • How cannabis molecules interact within the body
  • Contraindications with cannabis and other medications
  • How to safely and effectively guide people to the right cannabis products
  • CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids
  • Dosing protocols for different conditions
  • How to ensure consumers have an effective, safe, and enjoyable cannabis experience
  • How to effectively answer common patient questions
  • And much more

The Cannabis Patient Care Program covers these topics in detail, taught by some of the world's leading cannabis professionals. Additionally, our experts will use their deep cannabis industry experience to impart valuable tips and guidance to help you flourish in this blossoming new industry in a variety of positions, including:

  • Dispensary Patient Care Consultant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dispensary Manager
  • Cannabis Dietitian
  • Wellness Advocate
  • Cannabis Fitness Instructor
  • Patient Care Associate
  • Cannabis Massage Therapist
  • Pharmacy Consultant
  • Patient Experience Manager
Complete The Course 100% Online, From Anywhere In The World!

The Program Includes:

Engaging Videos
Written Materials
Knowledge checks at the end of every module
Private forum for you to connect with other students
Downloadable references to keep and access on your phone
Official Green Flower Certificate
(once you pass the Exam)

Help people in pain get the most out of cannabis therapy

Cannabis has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including chronic pain, insomnia, seizures, anxiety, and eating disorders. Many people living with injuries and illnesses are eager to see if cannabis can help them find relief.

If you want to build a fulfilling career in the fast-growing field of cannabis patient care, this program can help you do it. Completing the Patient Care Program will help you better serve your patients and make you more valuable to organizations in the cannabis industry.


In-Home Caregivers

Foster skills necessary to help your clients or loved ones see real benefits from cannabis therapy.

Medical Professionals

Expand your treatment options and your career by familiarizing yourself with cannabis patient care.

Job Seekers

Learn how cannabis works in the body and discover exciting new career paths.

Retail Employees

Get the skills required to guide your customers towards the products, dosage, and delivery methods that will work for them.


Jaene Leonard

Jaene Leonard

Cannabis Consultant & Educator

Joshua Wurzer

Joshua Wurzer

SC Labs Founder, Cannabis Scientist

Rachael Speegle, RN

Rachael Speegle, RN

Chief Executive Officer / Owner of The Verdes Foundation

Shelly McKay

Shelly McKay

Co-Founder and Health & Wellness Advisor, Kannabis Works

Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH

Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH

Medical Cannabis For Clinicians

Jordan Tishler, MD

Jordan Tishler, MD

CEO President, Association of Cannabis Specialists

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Chair of Wilson Elser Cannabis Law Practice



Cannabis Basics - What is cannabis and how does it work in our bodies?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify parts of the cannabis plant
  • Examine the chemical makeup of the cannabis plant
  • Discover the components of the endocannabinoid system and how it works
  • Analyze the various conditions cannabis can be used for
  • Explore the nuances of the body


Interactions, Contraindications and Potential Side Effects

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore various drug interactions with cannabis
  • Identify the conditions to monitor closely while using cannabis
  • Discover potential side effects to using cannabis
  • Examine how to prevent and mitigate the side effects of cannabis


Cannabis Products - What they are and how they work

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify flower and how it is used, the various types available, and its characteristics
  • Examine topicals and how they are used, its different forms, and characteristics
  • Explore concentrates and what they are, the various types, and their characteristics
  • Identify infused products, how they are infused, the various types, and their characteristics


Help People Find The Right Cannabis Products For Them

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify patients goals for using cannabis
  • Analyze the patients demographic
  • Explore the chemical makeup of cannabis
  • Examine extraction methods
  • Identify the various potency levels of cannabis


Help People Find The Right Cannabis Flower For Them

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Perform a cannabis inspection
  • Identify what to look for on a lab test
  • Understand why chemical profiles matter
  • Comprehend the terminology associated with cannabis
  • Know the different effects cannabis has on the human body


Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discern the various components of lab results
  • Interpret cannabis product labels
  • Properly guide people to their ideal dosage


Utilizing Cannabis without the High

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the major and minor cannabinoids and their associated effects
  • Identify the role of ratios between THC & CBD
  • Analyze various product preparations to understand their impact on people
  • Understand how to dose and build tolerance
  • Utilize topicals and juicing


Onboarding New Patients - What to Cover

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of patient goals
  • Determine the experience level patients have with cannabis
  • Set patient expectations around cannabis
  • Provide guidance to ensure every patient has a positive experience


Dosing and Titration

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand why cannabis dosing is complicated
  • Explain what titration is and why it is important
  • Know where and how to start cannabis dosing
  • Understand how to monitor progress and adjust dosage


Bad Experiences, Their Causes and How to Avoid and Mitigate Them

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize common bad experiences
  • Identify common causes
  • Understand how to avoid and mitigate bad experiences


Regulations and Legal Matters

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand where the federal government currently stands with cannabis
  • Interpret state regulations
  • Discern and explain cannabis vs hemp
  • Navigate the international landscape of cannabis regulations
  • Identify what medical professionals need to know
  • Explain legal matters for patients

Everything You Can Expect When You Enroll Today:

  • Access to all Cannabis Patient Care learning modules, each is filled with engaging videos and written materials created by leading cannabis experts.
  • Quizzes at the end of every section to help you assess your knowledge and prepare for the final exam.
  • Green Flower Customer Support is ready to take care of you, while you complete your course or even after you are finished.
  • Interactive forum where you can connect and share knowledge with other professionals from around the world.
  • Downloadable references to keep and access anytime
  • Invitation to join Green Flower's online community, where we'll help you network with members of the cannabis industry and alert you to opportunities that fit your skill set.
  • Upon passing the final exam, you'll receive a Green Flower Certificate that acknowledges your accomplishment and your credibility to the cannabis industry.

Things to know before you enroll...

  • Average time of course: 35 hours
  • Time to complete course: 90 days
  • Extensions available if needed
  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!

Patient Care Certificate

You have 90 days to complete this program.



About Green Flower

The World's Top Cannabis Experts in One Place

The world's leading cannabis professionals teach our curriculum. The doctors, growers, thought leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs that are shaping the future of cannabis will help you meet your learning goals.

The Freedom to Learn From Anywhere

Our programs are provided 100% online to give you the freedom to learn from anywhere on your own time.

Green Flower Community

Every student gets access to the Green Flower Community, where you can connect and share with others in the program.

Cost-Effective Industry Leading Training

Getting the training you need to succeed in the industry can be a considerable cost. Green Flower saves you money by providing comprehensive cannabis industry training online, for a fraction of the cost of traveling to training seminars or paying for private classes.

Industry Credibility

Green Flower training is utilized by many of the cannabis industry's most respected organizations. Earning a Green Flower Certificate will help to separate you from other potential hires, and be a testament to your dedication, knowledge, and credibility for your entire career.

No. This program is available to anyone.
Online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assimilate your learning, private forum for students to connect and provide support, downloadable references to keep and access on your phone, and your official Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Certificate (once you pass the exam).
Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Whether you are looking to enter the cannabis industry, get hired by a cannabis company, invest in the cannabis market, win a cannabis license, become a more knowledgeable advocate, better serve the patients in your care, or contribute more deeply to your organization, getting a Green Flower Certificate will make you exponentially more confident, credible, and valuable to the cannabis industry today.
Enrollment for this program is $597 (USD). You will have 2 chances to pass the Certificate Exam with your tuition. $69 exam retakes after that. Exam fees are non-refundable.
Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you 30-35 hours to complete.
You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the Final Exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Certificate.
The Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Exam is a comprehensive multiple choice exam administered online. A grade of 80% is required to pass. Enrollment allows two attempts to achieve a passing score. You will have 90 days to complete both the program and the final Exam. After 90 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials. This is a closed book Exam. Upon Passing, you will receive your official Green Flower Cannabis Patient Care Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.
You will have two chances to pass the final exam with enrollment. Retakes are $69 after that. You must achieve an 80% passing score to receive your Green Flower Certificate.
No, Green Flower is not an accredited school and doesn't plan to be. We produce trusted cannabis education led and validated by the world's top experts, and our Certificates are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.
No, nothing will be mailed and no hard copy text will be assigned. There are materials in each course that you can download, print, and use at your convenience.
Absolutely! You can review any and all materialsas many times as you would like in the 90 days (30 for Sell-SMaRT) your program is open.
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer take the course, please email us no later than 7 days after your purchase. We will be happy to refund your program fee (minus our processing cost of $40). No refunds will be given to cancellations made after 7 days of purchase.

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