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City College Of San Francisco Is Offering Cannabis Classes

City College Of San Francisco Is Offering Cannabis Classes
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City College Of San Francisco Is Offering Cannabis Classes

Interested in furthering your cannabis education? Here are a few classes starting at the City College of San Francisco.

Anyone interested in learning about cannabis is in luck. There are more places to do so than ever before. In fact, cannabis classes are becoming available at various colleges. The most recent college to bring weed into the curriculum is the City College of San Francisco. The school is offering multiple workshops on various subjects relating to the plant.

Cannabis At City College Of San Francisco

The CCSF is offering three workshops at extremely affordable prices. You can register for them all or pay per class. All of the workshops are taught by Jamie Lavender and Sara Payan.

Jamie Lavender is an adjunct faculty member in the Health Education Department at the City College of San Francisco, and a licensed psychotherapist who works in the harm reduction and dual diagnosis fields, with a focus on community mental health.

Sara Payan is a “Public Education Officer” at The Apothecarium dispensary in San Francisco. She is nationally recognized as a cannabis educator, policy advocate, writer and consultant.

Cannabis 101

The first workshop covers all the basics, starting with what cannabis is and where it came from. Who doesn’t want to know the plant’s origin story?

They’ll also cover how the main components of the plant like cannabinoids and terpenes interact with our bodies.

After learning about what cannabis is made from, students will move on to learn what it can be used to make. Most dispensaries today carry flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals and edibles. So they teach students how to navigate a dispensary to find these products.

Finally, the course will cover a subject most consumers don’t want to face: how to tell if your cannabis consumption is problematic.

Historical and Legal/Ethical Aspects of Cannabis

The second workshop moves past the basics into the nitty gritty aspects of cannabis.

This workshop cycle includes the lessons on the war on drugs, global economics, federal vs. state laws, personal effects of criminalization and recovering with legalization.

Additionally, the course will cover the history and other legal aspects of cannabis, including the politics that got us here, ethics, labeling and packaging laws.

Cannabis as Medicine

The final workshop is about cannabis as a medicine. The class starts by teaching students how to successfully manage their cannabis use.

Next, Lavender and Payan hone in on the health problems and symptoms that cannabis is used to help.

Palliative and End of Life care will be the final topics covered in the Cannabis as Medicine workshop.

We reported on America’s first cannabis college. Now, there are several college cannabis programs to choose from. You can even take online cannabis classes. If you really want to learn about cannabis, the resources are out there. You can learn more about these courses or register on the CCSF website.

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