Fundamentals of Cannabis

Ignite your career in cannabis

$397 $197

The Fundamentals of Cannabis Certificate Program covers topics that are essential for anyone looking to build a career in the booming cannabis industry today.

The program was developed alongside the doctors, entrepreneurs, scientists, cultivators, and innovators shaping the future of legal cannabis, and is utilized by top organizations to educate their workforces. Whether you're an industry hopeful, newbie, or seasoned pro, you'll develop a deeper understanding of the cannabis plant and the industry that has formed around it.


The Fundamentals of Cannabis Program will introduce you to topics essential to success in commercial Cannabis, including:

  • The endocannabinoid system
  • How to address cannabis myths with science
  • Cannabis biology & terminology
  • Proper dosing protocols
  • Cannabis products & delivery methods
  • Safe cannabis use
  • Major cannabinoids & terpenes
  • Careers in cannabis

Complete the Program 100% Online

Get educated, get involved, and get ahead in the cannabis industry.

The legal cannabis industry is projected to be worth over 30 billion dollars by 2023. To help keep pace with consumer demands, commercial cannabis companies are hiring for positions across departments.

If you are interested in contributing to one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, you need to learn the fundamentals.

Who can benefit from taking this program?

Job Seekers
Stand out from other applicants and ease your transition into a new role (or the industry).
Industry Professionals
Reinforce your cannabis knowledge and develop expertise that will allow you to better serve your customers.
Build a strong foundation of cannabis knowledge so you can enter the industry with confidence.
CEOs/Business Leaders
Foster a shared language and knowledge base throughout your organization.


Meet the Instructors


Dr. Francis D'Ambrosio MD

Orthopedic Surgeon/Medical Marijuana Advocate


Michele Ross, PhD

Auto-Immune Disorders and Cannabis


Mel Frank

Legacy Grower & Author of The Marijuana Grower's Guide


Joel Stanley

CW Hemp


Steve DeAngelo

Cannabis activist


Dr. Jessica Knox M.D.

Cannabis physician, Medical Chair of the Minority Cannabis Business Association


Jennifer "Seshata" Macfarlane



Samantha Miller

President & Chief Scientist of Pure Analytics


David Bearman, MD

Certified Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist


Paul Armentano

Deputy Director, NORML; Author


Dr. Rachel Knox M.D.

Cannabis physician, Preventive medicine specialist


Jessica Peters

Cannabinoid specialist


Martha 'Muffy' Montemayor, CNC

Founder, Healthy Choices Unlimited


"I was hesitant to sign up for this course as it represented a commitment of both time and financial resources, both of which I must be very careful with. After completing this Program I have zero regrets, as it was a great learning experience & definitely well worth the investment. I was able to fill in important knowledge gaps while also helping me to learn that I knew more than I had been giving myself credit for. I strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to increase their knowledge base for either personal or professional growth...or both!"

Duncan Bethel

"When you see the genuine care the Green Flower team puts into each and every video, there is no doubt in your mind that their mission is always the same. I have learned so much about cannabis, including its uses, application methods, history, and the overall truth."

Alhaji Abubukarl

"I enjoyed the program and felt like it was well worth my time!! The program had a diverse list of topics and combined both video and text learning. Additionally, Green Flower provided excellent reference materials. Finally, a knowledge test was given to ensure that the certification process carried some weight."

Susan Portincaso


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify key decisions in history that helped create the prohibition of cannabis
  • Identify Previous uses of cannabis in history
  • Name key figures and forces in history that influenced the cannabis movement

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Key terms related to the cannabis plant
  • Identify the functionality of various parts of

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Key terms related to the cannabinoids
  • Identify the major and minor cannabinoids
  • Explain the specific therapeutic uses of various cannabinoids

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the essential terpenes found in cannabis
  • Explain the therapeutic uses of various terpenes
  • Identify how terpenes interact with cannabinoids

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to the Endocannabinoid System
  • Recognize how cannabis works in our bodies
  • Identify the different receptors in our bodies in relation to the ECS

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to the delivery methods of cannabis
  • Identify various delivery methods to consuming cannabis
  • Explain the efficacy and duration of various delivery methods

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to dosing
  • Identify recommended dosing strategies for cannabis to achieve maximum benefits

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of quality control and assurance
  • Explain key components of proper packaging, handling and labeling

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Provide solid facts and research that debunk the myths about cannabis

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms in the cannabis industry
  • Identify professional opportunities and career paths in the cannabis industry

Fundamentals Certificate Program

You have 90 days to complete this program

$197 (USD)

  • Average time of course: 15 hours

  • Time to complete course: 90 days

  • Extensions available if needed

  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!

About Green Flower

The World's Top Cannabis Experts in One Place

The thought leaders who are shaping the future of cannabis teach our curriculum. 

Cost-Effective Industry-Leading Training

Our programs are 100% online, so you have the freedom to learn from anywhere. You won’t need to attend expensive conferences or work around a consultant's schedule.

Green Flower Community

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

Industry Credibility

Green Flower training is utilized by many of the cannabis industry's most respected organizations. 


Are there any prerequisites?

No. This program is available to anyone.

What's included with this program?

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 Certificate (once you pass the exam).

Can I take the program online?

Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

Who should get a Green Flower certificate? What will it do for me?

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.

How much time and energy will it take to get my certificate?

Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you 15 hours to complete.

How do I pass the course?

You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the Final Exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals Certificate.

What can you tell me about the final exam?

The Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals 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 Fundamentals Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.

What happens if I don't pass the exam?

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.

Is your program accredited?

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 programs are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.

Will there be any mailed, hard copy books or reference materials?

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.

Can any module be visited more than once, to reinforce learning?

Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you would like in the 90 days (30 for Sell-SMaRT) your program is open.

Refund Policy

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 issue you a refund (minus our enrollment fee of $20). No refunds will be given to cancellations made after 7 days of purchase.


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