Patient Care

Help your patients get the most out of cannabis therapy

$597 $297

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. 


Leading 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.


The program will help you develop skills and expertise essentials to success in cannabis therapy, including:

  • Cannabis botany & terminology
  • Possible side-effects of cannabis use
  • How cannabis molecules interact within the body
  • Contraindications with cannabis and other medications
  • Ways to safely guide people to the right cannabis products
  • CBD and the uses of other non-psychoactive cannabinoids
  • Dosing protocols for different conditions
  • Answers to common patient questions

Complete the Program 100% Online

Help people in pain get the most out of cannabis therapy.

Cannabis has been used to treat various 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 therapy, this program can help you do it. Completing the Patient Care Program will help you tailor treatment plans to meet your patient's needs and make you more valuable to organizations in the cannabis industry.

Who can benefit from taking this program?

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.


Meet the Instructors


Jaene Leonard

Cannabis Consultant & Educator


Joshua Wurzer

President and Co-Founder, SC Labs


Rachael Speegle, RN

Chief Executive Officer and Owner of The Verdes Foundation Cultivation Expert


Shelly McKay

Co-Founder and Health & Wellness Advisor, Kannabis Works


Gregory L. Smith MD, MPH

Medical Cannabis For Clinicians


Jordan Tishler, MD

CEO President, Association of Cannabis Specialists


Ian Stewart

Chair of Wilson Elser Cannabis Law Practice


"Green Flower is a wonderful tool that has helped us gain a much deeper understanding of the history, science, and benefits of cannabis as a medicine. Highly recommended for both individuals and teams looking for the highest quality cannabis education and training!"

Gregg Steinberg, CEO, Growcentia

"Green Flower Programs are immensely valuable to the cannabis industry. Even as an industry expert, I learned some things I didn't know before, deepened my knowledge in certain areas, and loved the learning process with all the videos, interactive materials, and quizzes. Whether you are looking to enter the industry or grow as a leader in your company, I recommend everyone go through this invaluable online cannabis training."

Tyler Stratford, Retail Operations Manager, Canna Advisors

"We had people on our team who were new to cannabis and many who are experts. Everyone learned something! Now, as a business, we all have a set level of understanding of cannabis and its history."

Diane Czarkowski, Canna Advisors

"As a health care provider, in the past, I've prescribed many pain medications, including opioids. At this point, I use mostly homeopathic remedies like cannabis, with very few pharmaceuticals. I recommend cannabis to my patients, family, and friends suffering from chronic pain.

Green Flower's program has helped me learn more about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. I plan to continue my learning into the medical use of cannabis and am looking forward to another Green Flower course directed toward health care providers."



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After completing this course, you will be able to:

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

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

Patient Care Program

You have 90 days to complete this program


  • Average time of course: 35 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 35 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 certificate.

What can you tell me about the final exam?

The 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. This is a closed book exam. Upon passing, you will receive your official 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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