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  • October 31, 2016

    Holistic Cannabis Academy Provides Online Certificate Education To Practitioners & Consumers Worldwide

    AUTHOR: Donna Shields with Holistic Cannabis Academy

    Boulder, CO (November 1, 2016)

    HCN_Option_3_Rev_3newCo-founded by two integrative registered dietitian nutritionists, the Holistic Cannabis Academy (HCA), a division of the Holistic Cannabis Network (HCN), has launched an online curriculum dedicated to the needs of the holistic-minded health professional, caregiver, patient and canna curious consumer.

    According to a recent Gallup poll, 60% of Americans now say medical marijuana should be legal – the highest level of support in nearly a half-century of polling on this question. The consumer need and demand is obvious and what’s even more obvious is the lack of education in the health professional community. “We created this training and education because our colleagues and peers know virtually nothing about the therapeutic aspects of cannabis, cannabinoids, such as CBD, and the endocannabinoid system,” states co-founder Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN.

    “Our recent online Holistic Cannabis Summit (HCS), where 16,000 people tuned-in worldwide, demonstrated the demand for credible, reliable cannabis information. By getting cannabis competent, practitioners can offer an enhanced client experience, differentiate themselves, and build their business – all at the same time,” adds co-founder Donna Shields, MS, RDN. The Academy offers two learning paths – certificate programs as a Holistic Medical Cannabis Practitioner™ and Holistic Medical Cannabis Counselor™. Lectures are delivered by leading medical cannabis experts, such as Dr. Ethan Russo, and include healing modalities such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, nutrition, chiropractic care, yoga, and Ayurveda demonstrating the integrative approach for cannabis care. Collateral materials for practitioners plus printable handouts for distribution to patients accompany each module. Plus, value-added monographs and devices make this a turnkey solution for the busy health professional.

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    About the Holistic Cannabis Network
    The Network is shifting the healthcare paradigm through education, training, live events, and botanical-based products, focusing on the therapeutic application of cannabis for a myriad of health conditions and wellness. # # #