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Medical Marijuana 101

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Course organiser: mark candaras
About the Course Organiser: 

I'm a licensed grower in the northeast US. I have 5 years of strong experience and many ties with others in the industry. Evidence has convinced me that medicinal marijuana is an extremely effective substance for so many who are suffering from a wide-range of conditions. I've personally seen it cure skin cancer. Marijuana is a safe alternative to many drugs currently prescribed by our doctors. Since it is now legal in many areas, I want to help people know the basics to get started. 

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Section 2 - We're in the forum: Sourcing Seeds, Sprouting, and Rooting Clones


Medical cannabis has gotten lots of attention lately. Indications show that cannabis is an effective medicine for people going through cancer therapies, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, glaucoma, and other debilitating conditions.

Many countries and states in America have enacted medical cannabis laws. Unfortunately, not many people know the best practices in growing and processing cannabis specifically for the patients who need it.

This introductory course will cover basics of organic cultivation from seed to product, equipment choices, how to research local laws, and quality assurance topics.

Learning objectives

  1. Sourcing Seeds and Seedings
    1. Start from seed or clone?
    2. Sprouting seeds
    3. Rooting clones
  2. Basic Cultivation Practices
    1. Vegetating phase
    2. Flowering Phase
  3. Harvest and Processing Methods
    1. When to harvest?
    2. Drying and curing
    3. Making foods and extracts
  4. Quality Assurance and Troubleshooting
    1. Keeping natural and organic
    2. Always wash your hands!
    3. Prevent mold!
    4. Dealing with cultivation problems like disease and pests
  5. Steps to Protect Yourself
    1. Is medical cannabis legal in your area?
    2. How to keep your space safe from evildoers?
    3. What to do if it isn't legal yet?



Hi Mark - looks good! Once

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Alison Jean Cole
Wed, 2011-01-12 05:48

Hi Mark - looks good! Once you begin to accept applications, provide information as to when & where the course members should meet:


Merry Meet Mark- can't wait

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Patricia Stevens
Fri, 2011-01-21 22:15

Merry Meet Mark- can't wait to get started, the coarse outline looks awesome, it is exactly what I need!! Main thing... when to harvest!! Having a little problem in that area, and hope to fix this minor problem shortly!!


Is anyone not receiving

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mark candaras
Wed, 2011-01-26 19:51

Is anyone not receiving messages from this course? We've begun! Please take a look at the Forum for the first lesson.

Question. This course is

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Juan Carlos Liberona
Mon, 2011-04-04 07:07

Question. This course is called "Medical Marijuana", yet none of the learning objectives involves "Medical Effects of Marijuana" or anything related...Shouldn't it be better named "Marijuana for Dummies" or "Marijuana and you"? Something to think about...