As many people already know, education doesn’t finish when you leave school or university. Education continues throughout life - whether it is learning on the job, or participating in accredited courses to better your career.
The CBD and medical cannabis industry have taken off over the past few years, which has created a large demand for educated professionals. Unfortunately, UK medical schools don’t provide in-depth knowledge or education on medical cannabis, cannabidiol or the endocannabinoid system.
There is a need for CBD education - not just within healthcare professionals, but for wholesalers or even entrepreneurs looking to invest in the future of CBD.
The progression of CBD
Although CBD has been extracted from the cannabis plant for hundreds of years, it has only recently become popular and even more so following the legalisation of cannabis as a medical treatment in 2018.
People understand CBD is non-intoxicating and doesn’t provide a ‘high’, but it does offer a wide array of health benefits. Clinical studies across the world have shown CBD to assist with:
- Chronic pain
- Skin conditions
- And so much more
However, medical cannabis and CBD still are not as readily available as people would hope - particularly those who are in need of a prescription - due to the studies being so new. Healthcare professionals do not feel comfortable discussing the subject with their patients, or becoming a specialist prescriber, as there isn’t enough education throughout medical school on dosing, the endocannabinoid system or how cannabinoids affects the body.
Accredited CBD education
Across the UK, the CBD industry has boomed. Many people, businesses and wholesalers have entered the market by either manufacturing, selling or extracting CBD.
While many businesses understand CBD and the regulations surrounding the plant, many have unfortunately advertised their product incorrectly, have left key information off product labels or are not being completely honest in where they have derived their CBD from.
Consumers should be able to seek out reputable vendors, patients should feel confident after speaking to their GP and healthcare professionals should feel educated enough to become a medical cannabis prescriber.
Although there is room to grow within the CBD industry, official education is key. The CBD Industry Professional course provided by our team at Sativa Learning, has been fully accredited with the CPD Certification Service. Not only this, our course content has been put together by leading industry experts and legally approved by Mackrell Solicitors.
Keeping up to date with CBD
The knowledge and understanding surrounding CBD and medical cannabis is constantly evolving, as are the legalities.
There is a wealth of opportunity for investment, career growth and new businesses in this exciting space, but in order to succeed you will need a thorough understanding of this complex industry. Whether your goal is to grow and develop your team, become a more competent cannabis professional, advance your career, invest in the industry or to establish a new business, our courses will provide you with the expertise needed to thrive in this nascent industry.
We will also be launching additional cannabis courses throughout 2021.
As the cannabis industry grows worldwide, the gap in cannabis knowledge grows with it. At Sativa Learning, we are here to bridge that gap.
We are committed to providing entrepreneurs, job-seekers, academics and GPs with the tools needed to cultivate a career in the cannabis industry. Our range of CPD accredited courses are the gold standard in cannabis learning. We have partnered with leading industry experts to bring you comprehensive cannabis education you can trust.
Enrol in your next CPD accredited, CBD course today; or get in touch with us for more information.