Learning more about CBD
More people than ever before are changing their opinions about CBD and are choosing CBD to provide natural relief. As we all know when trying anything new, it’s a learning curve with many questions and this is particularly the case when it comes to CBD! For many, it’s understanding what it is and how it works, learning about CBD can be a little confusing. One of the most popular sections on our website is our Cannabidiol CBD Frequently Asked Questions | Hapi Hemp UK
Even for people like us, it’s an ever-changing industry and one that we are continually learning in.
To help with this there is now a course that is available for anyone that would like to learn more about CBD.
The first https://cpduk.co.uk/ Sativa Learning course is the CBD Industry Professional course. Those who sign up will learn about the history of cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, cannabis plant chemistry, bioavailability, and dosing over nine interactive modules.
We had a chat with the https://www.sativalearning.com/ CEO & Founder Ryan McCreanor, to find out more about him and the course on learning about CBD.
Ryan studied Biomedical Science at University and went on to work as a Toxicology Scientist creating testing kits for drugs of abuse. While he loved being part of a team that researched synthetic cannabinoids and the abuse of prescription and street drugs; he needed to take another path.
After a few years of travelling the world, Ryan landed in Vancouver – where they were beginning to see more and more cannabis dispensaries open. As the legal market came into place, it was clear Canada didn’t have enough information and education surrounding cannabis; so, Ryan began working for the Canadian Government, taking calls from the public and providing education on all things cannabis.
Advancing to a position within the training team, Ryan was then responsible for the education and training of Cannabis Consultants for the province’s highly anticipated BC Cannabis Stores.
With his passion for drug research reignited; Ryan returned to the UK where he saw the CBD market opening up.
Sativa Learning has been developed to provide accredited training into CBD and cannabis, for CBD-shop owners, job seekers, and healthcare professionals alike. Here Ryan explains the vision behind the brand, who can benefit from the range of courses, and most importantly – why.
Question: What is the vision behind Sativa Learning; where did it come from?
When I started working in Canada, my job was to educate people on cannabis. In a country that has had medical cannabis legalised for so long, there was still a lack of information and education. When I came home, it was very much the same story. I hadn’t realised the CBD market was so big, but I saw many of the same trends and not a lot on offer to help or provide the much-needed education.
This is where Sativa Learning came from; I wanted to provide a platform to the masses, with professional educators – for all avenues of the cannabis industry.
Question: How did the first course develop – why this course first?
My mum lives with Fibromyalgia – if anyone knows somebody with the condition, they know it’s hard to watch your loved ones live a lower quality of life. A lot of people living with this condition, or a similar one, find relief from their symptoms with the use of CBD.
I was looking for a quality CBD product for mum when I was shocked to find so many variations were available. Not only this, but many were selling subpar products and profiting from vulnerable people who are very much in need. Although CBD is a novel food, more than half of the annual sales are to people who use it for symptom relief in one way or another. It just hammered home that education into CBD and cannabis was desperately needed; that’s why we developed the CBD Industry Professional Course first. The impact of the CBD market has rocketed, but education hasn’t caught up.
At Sativa Learning, we genuinely believe through more education into the CBD industry, we will see improved products, better access to medical cannabis, and happier, healthier customers – not to mention healthcare professionals who will be able to provide better advice to their patients on the subject.
Question: The course has been developed with the help of different people; why did Sativa choose to work with these individuals?
When I returned home from Canada, I started taking online cannabis courses to further educate myself and learn more about what was happening in the UK. After taking a few courses by Professor Mike Barnes, I got in touch with him to ask his advice on creating my own platform. I was truly inspired to get Sativa Learning in motion.
It was great to hear what he thought and was delighted when he said he agreed to be more involved. As I began to develop the business plan, Mike suggested I also get in touch with Hannah Deacon, who is a well-known medical cannabis advocate.
Working together with Mike and Hannah is a perfect fit; they’re in the industry for the right reasons. We share the same ethos, and we want to help the industry grow and develop in the right way.
While writing the course; I realised it would be better to have the final module – which discusses the legalities – approved by a trusted source. I was recommended to speak with Mackrell Solicitors, who had the UK’s first dedicated law department. They’d seen where the industry was heading and took a leap to get there first – I admired this about them and got in touch. We’re very much aligned on what needs to be within CBD education and were happy to become part of the team to review and officially approve the legal sections of Sativa Learning courses.
Question: Will the course be more difficult for a CBD-industry newcomer, than a healthcare professional?
If you’re completely new to cannabis or the CBD industry, it’ll probably be more difficult, yes. Even if you believe you have a good understanding of the subjects, there will still be something to learn. Within the course, we deep dive into the cannabis plant’s chemistry and how the phytocannabinoids can supplement the body’s own endocannabinoid system to offer wide ranging effects on many different symptoms and diseases.
Therefore we wanted a healthcare professional, such as Mike Barnes involved. If you’re a CBD-shop owner, looking to be introduced to the industry or a healthcare professional – you will gain new knowledge and understanding of the industry.
By completing the course, you’ll be able to start a new CBD business, get a job that requires you to have an understanding of CBD, or talk to your patients about what products will be more suitable for them. At the end of the course, we are sure to cover medical claims and the laws surrounding them so everyone is on the same page as to what they can and can’t say.
Question: Why did you start Sativa Learning?
I honestly believe education should be the focus of the industry right now. The cannabis plant has the power to immensely benefit the world if used correctly. The plant’s phytochemicals provide unrivalled benefits as a medicine and wellness product while industrial hemp can be used for thousands of industrial applications and is one of the finest crops, we know for carbon sequestration. The more you learn about cannabis, the more you understand how it can benefit people’s lives and I want to share that knowledge.
Sativa Learning will help people understand the many different purposes for CBD and cannabis.
Proper education is vital in solving the many problems facing the industry today and to begin to dissolve the stigma which has evolved from a generation of misinformation. What better way to do this, than by bringing cannabis experts together to share their knowledge with us and our learners.
After chatting with Ryan, we will certainly be doing this course as you can never know too much about CBD and it’s a world that is always changing!
Enrol in your next CPD accredited, CBD course today; or get in touch with Ryan for more information. https://www.sativalearning.com/
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