Botany Basics Medicinal Cannabis Sector (eMCCA105)

Botany Basics Medicinal Cannabis Sector (eMCCA105)


What’s covered:

  • Introduction to Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP)
  • Botany Basics
  • The Cannabis Plant
  • Cannabis Species and Contemporary Varieties
  • Trichome Biology
  • Plant Inputs: Cultivation of Herbal Medicines



Botany Basics: Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training:

This online course for the Medicinal Cannabis industry covers “Botany Basics.” This module is Module 5 of 12 modules in the online training program for the cannabis cultivation sector. Completing this course will assist employees, future botanists, contractors, operation managers, and others to better understand medicinal cannabis plants and basic botany principles. It is designed to be completed as part of Series 1 (in sequential order) and as one of the pre-requisites to completing the cannabis industry topics in Series 2.

What will you learn in the ‘Medicinal Cannabis Botany Basics’ training module?

This Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation training series by PharmOut’s expert cannabis industry consultants includes an overview of:

  • Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) – an introduction
  • Botany basics
  • Cannabis plants
  • Cannabis species and contemporary varieties
  • Trichome biology
  • Plant inputs: cultivation of herbal medicines for pharmaceutical manufacturing

Please review all prior modules in Series 1, as pre-requisites to this course.  There are six (6) courses in each of the two Series in this online training program as a preparatory resource for individuals seeking job opportunities in the Cannabis Industry.

You can review additional training courses specific to the medicinal cannabis sector in the Series 2 training package for Medicinal Cannabis Industry induction training).

Who should complete this course?

These courses are suitable for anyone exploring the Medicinal Cannabis Industry including cultivation operations, manufacturing operations, quality control, site selection, engineering, and other industry-specific topics.

  • These modules make excellent Cannabis Industry Induction training courses for employment seekers, future licence applicants, botanists, agricultural operation managers, and/or industry investors.
  • This module is part of Series 1 in the Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Academy (MCCA) online training course.
  • There are 6 modules in each of two series (Series 1 and Series 2).
  • The courses are intended to be taken in order, as a series (this is Module 7 of 12 modules).

You can, however, take a training course individually.

How long do these Cannabis Industry training courses take to complete?

Duration of training modules in the online training series for Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Operations: On average, allow 90 minutes to 2.5 hours per module in the training series. It will vary, however, depending on your learning style, prior experience in the industry, and other factors.

Certificate of Completion

Each module in the online Cannabis Cultivation Training series is designed to help provide an induction to the sector. Courses may be suitable for medicinal cannabis cultivation employees, Employers in the Cannabis Industry, and job seekers who seek an orientation to what’s required to work in the medicinal cannabis industry or pharmaceutical medicine plant cultivation sectors.

Learners will be provided with a printable/downloadable Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course, including the Final Assessment (all training and assessments are available online).

This Certificate of Completion for the cannabis training courses is NOT a statement of your competency, and all online courses are for induction training/Education Purposes only.

The Course Completion Certificate for the training is an indicator you successfully completed that particular induction course module.  You can download the Certificate of Completion, save it, print it and/or submit to your Personnel Department (or you can attach the Certificate to your current CV if you are applying for work with potential future employers in the Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Industry).

Note that there are strict hiring criteria for working in the medicinal cannabis sector due to the high value of medicinal cannabis crops.

Disclaimer: These courses are for EDUCATIONAL purposes only. The information in these modules and the Series are NOT to be used, nor implied as being useful for, operational or cultivation decisions. They should be combined with onsite training and Supervision. They can, however, provide new employees, licence applicants and/or investors with an introductory overview of various aspects of the global Medicinal Cannabis Industry. Other courses for Herbal Medicine Production, GMP, and GACP, can be found by clicking this link.

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