California Healing Institute

Cannabis Therapy
Consultant Certification Program


a comprehensive certification program for medicine makers and everyone in the healthcare or cannabis trade 


This very comprehensive certification course begins by reviewing the basics of the endocannabinoid system and carries students through the most advanced and extensive education of cannabis therapy available. Because CHI approaches cannabis therapy from a scientific, medical, holistic and herbal perspective, CHI students come away from our classes with a broader perspective, and more in depth knowledge than from any other school.

Certified Cannabis Therapy Consultants are prepared to provide the most up to date on creating a holistic cannabis therapy plan for people or animals. This course is ideal for medicine makers, dispensary workers, nurses, doctors, herbalists, massage therapists, clinical health practitioners, or anyone who is interested in cannabis therapy.

Cannabis Therapy Consultant Certification Program

Pre-requisite for this program: CHI’s Cannabis Basics Class.

Students must already be familiar with the endocannabinoid system and the decarboxylation process.

Certified Consultants are able to guide others in making decisions about:

  • Cannabinoid and terpene profiles

  • Types of marijuana medicines best for them

  • Different methods of ingestion

  • Ranges of psychoactivity of various medicines

  • Uses of fresh marijuana

  • Uses of the root

  • Uses of the seed and seed oil

  • Herbal allies that would work in formula with cannabis

This is also a medicine making course, and students come away with hands-on experience preparing:

  • Teas

  • Tinctures

  • Infused oils

  • Salves

  • Lotions

  • Flower essences

  • Hydrosols

  • Concentrates (Rick Simpson Oil, etc.)

  • Fresh cannabis recipes

  • Fermented cannabis recipes

  • and other medicines

Because cannabis therapy is holistic, and works on the mind, body and spirit we also explore the use of cannabis as a sacrament throughout history all over the world and also the present-day cultural and spiritual uses of this magic herb. Students will learn methods of bringing cannabis into their own spiritual practices including altar creation, shamanic journeying, flower essences, incense and more.

Graduates will be able to teach about cannabis therapy options, how to find a good source of high quality medicine, how to use cannabis non-psychoactively, and how to best incorporate cannabis into an individual’s unique therapy plan.         

Students graduate with the communication skills needed to share their knowledge with culturally diverse clients, patients and community members.

Graduates become part of a large group of certified Cannabis Therapy Consultants with access to advanced education, marketing for their businesses, and cutting-edge discussion and medicine making groups.