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Sativa Science Club On Ground Certification

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Jupiter Hotel

800 East Burnside Street

Portland, OR 97214

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Time Commitment: 25 credit hours

Every SSC member begins their journey with our Cannabis Science Certification. This five series 20 module program explores rudimentary through intermediate topics including botany, compounds, the ECS, consumption methods, and compassionate client care.

Businesses with 3 or more certified members earn a University Crest to display on products, websites, or in their retail establishment window. Individuals earn a certificate of completion and E-badge. The perfect addition to your resume!

Students will attend class from 11am-4pm every other Monday. Each gathering we will participate in a hands-on exploration of four topic distinct learning modules. Students who pass all quizzes, tests and a mock clinical exam with a score of 3.75 or above receive Sativa Science Club Certification.

Intro To Botany

This course offers a comprehensive study of plant science from the perspective of Cannabis. We cover a wide range of topics such as the basics of botany, the taxonomy of Cannabis, the Indica/Sativa myth, Hemp vs Cannabis and the distinctions between genotype, chemotype, and phenotype.

  • Module One: Cannabis Botany

  • Module Two: The True Taxonomy of Cannabis

  • Module Three: Debunking the Indica/Sativa Myth

  • Module Four: Discussion of Genotype, Phenotype, and Chemotype

Intro To Compounds

Ever wonder why one type of Cannabis makes you sleepy while another type has an energizing effect? It’s the compounds! Cannabis is home to a diverse array of compounds that are responsible for many of its reported medicinal and recreational effects. In this series, we take a look at the different classes of compounds present in Cannabis and explore their many properties, while examining the necessity of decarboxylation.

  • Module One: Primary vs Secondary Compounds

  • Module Two: Cannabinoids & Decarboxylation

  • Module Three: Terpenes

  • Module Four: Flavonoids and the Matrix

Intro To The ECS

Now that we know the different compounds in Cannabis we must look at what happens when we consume them. In the course, we explore the Endocannabinoid Receptor System, specific receptor binding mechanisms of cannabinoids, the signaling pathways they initiate and how those relate to reported effects. We will also dive into the Entourage Theory and discuss how many of the synergistic relationships between compounds help to produce the overall effect.

  • Module One: Anatomy, Physiology & The ECS

  • Module Two: Receptor Mechanisms and Signaling Pathways

  • Module Three: Additional Actions of Phytocannabinoids

  • Module Four: The Entourage Effect

Consumption Methods

Edibles, topicals, flowers oh my! In this course, we take a look at the ways we consume Cannabis, how they work, and why they make us feel so different. We’ll also explore popular Cannabis products and discuss the most appropriate applications for each type of product.

  • Module One: Smoking, Vaporizing and Ingesting Cannabis

  • Module Two: Mucosal and Topical Applications of Cannabis

  • Module Three: Cannabis Products and How They’re Made

  • Module Four: Tools to Choose the Right Product

Compassionate Client Care

When working with Cannabis, it is necessary to connect with consumers to gain a greater understanding of their desired experience. When novice consumers have questions and concerns about Cannabis it is the job of Cannabis professionals to simultaneously put them at ease and help them navigate the often overwhelming market. In this course, students will learn techniques to deliver the highest standard of care and information (without making medical claims!) to customers in an efficient manner.

  • Module One: Connecting with Consumers

  • Moule Two: Destigmatizing Cannabis

  • Module Three: Explaining Cannabis

  • Module Four: Navigating Medical Concerns


Join our partners Green Leaf Lab and Green Light Law to explore common compliance measures including local law, testing regulations, METRC tips, and more!

Mock clinical exam and graduation

Now Offered 3 Times Per Year:

Cohort 1:

1/22- 4/16

  • 1/22 Botany
  • 2/5 Compounds
  • 2/19 ECS
  • 3/5 Consumption Methods
  • 3/19 Client Care
  • 4/2 Compliance
  • 4/16 Mock Clinic
  • 4/30 Horticulture For Retailers *Optional*

Cohort 2:

3/12- 5/21

  • 3/12 Botany
  • 3/26 Compounds
  • 4/9 ECS
  • 4/23 Consumption Methods
  • 5/7 Client Care
  • 5/21 Compliance
  • 6/4 Mock Clinic
  • 6/18 Horticulture For Retailers *Optional*

Cohort 3:


  • 5/14 Botany
  • 5/28 Compounds
  • 6/11 ECS
  • 6/25 Consumption Methods
  • 7/9 Client Care
  • 7/23 Compliance
  • 8/6 Mock Clinic
  • 8/20 Horticulture For Retailers *Optional*

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