Foundations of Cannabis Therapeutics with Ethan Russo, MD: An evidence-based medical cannabis education course

Unlocking The Science Behind Medical Cannabis

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Welcome to the Foundations of Cannabis Therapeutics—a transformative medical cannabis education course designed by CReDO Science and Medical Marijuana 411, and presented by eminent global medical cannabis psychopharmacology researcher and board-certified neurologist, Dr. Ethan Russo.

If you’re ready to delve into the intricate world of cannabis, this evidence-based cannabis education program is your gateway to understanding its therapeutic potential.

Why This Course Matters

Evidence-Based Approach

Dr. Russo’s expertise ensures that every aspect of this cannabis education course is grounded in scientific rigor. Say goodbye to myths and misinformation—our curriculum is built on peer-reviewed research and 28 years of clinical cannabis experience. Each module is complete with peer-reviewed article references for those who want to take a deeper look.

Comprehensive Understanding

Whether you’re a physician, healthcare professional, caregiver, patient, or industry insider, this cannabis education course equips you with essential knowledge. From the basics of cannabis to the intricacies of the endocannabinoid system, we cover it all.

Safety First

Learn how to use cannabis safely and effectively. We demystify dosing, interactions, and potential risks, empowering you to make informed decisions.

Course Highlights

This medical cannabis educational program offers more than 10 hours of video instruction on the following topics.

Cannabis Basics

  • Understand the plant’s anatomy, chemical constituents, and historical context.
  • Explore the differences between THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids.
  • Uncover the secrets of terpenes and their impact on cannabis effects.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

  • Dive deep into the ECS—the body’s natural cannabis-like system.
  • Learn how cannabinoids interact with receptors (CB1 and CB2) to regulate various physiological processes.
  • Discover the role of the ECS in pain modulation, mood regulation, and immune function.

Clinical Applications

  • Explore evidence-backed uses of medical cannabis for conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, anxiety, and more.
  • Understand the cannabis flower and product selection, administration methods, and personalized treatment plans.

Safety Protocols and Best Practices

  • Master responsible cannabis use.
  • Empower patients and consumers with accurate information.

Ethan Russo, MD

Dr. Russo’s legacy in cannabis research spans decades. His work has shaped medical cannabis policies, influenced patient care, and inspired countless professionals. As a trusted authority, he brings unparalleled insights to this course. He is the individual other experts and leaders turn to when they need guidance.

Ethan Russo, MD, Founder and CEO of CReDO Science, is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, author, and a highly sought after conference speaker and medical cannabis education provider.

Dr. Russo has the distinction of having integral roles in over 20 cannabis-based clinical trials. From 2003-2014, he served as Senior Medical Advisor, medical monitor and study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom for numerous Phase I-III clinical trials of Sativex® for alleviation of cancer pain unresponsive to optimized opioid treatment and initial studies of Epidiolex® for intractable epilepsy; Sativex® and Epidiolex® remain the only two botanical cannabis pharmaceuticals.

A prolific writer, he is the author of Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs, co-editor of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Potential, and author of The Last Sorcerer: Echoes of the Rainforest, an exciting fiction novel inspired by his time in the rainforest.

He was founding editor of Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, selections of which were published as books: Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS, Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology, Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription, and Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics: From Bench to Bedside. He has also published numerous book chapters, and over seventy articles in neurology, pain management, cannabis, and ethnobotany. His research interests have included correlations of historical uses of cannabis to modern pharmacological mechanisms, phytopharmaceutical treatment of migraine and chronic pain, herbal synergy and phytocannabinoid/terpenoid, serotonergic and vanilloid interactions.

His scientific library is available at His full biography can be accessed here. Additional information can be found at Research Gate and LinkedIn.


Nishi Whiteley

Whiteley (pronounced Nee-sha), is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of CReDO Science.

A lay expert in medical cannabis, she is the author of the book Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill and the curator of the informational website Whiteley became a cannabis advocate, author and educator after her mother experienced great relief from cannabis at the end of her battle with lung cancer. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles with Dr. Russo including serving as the lead author of Cannabidiol: A Race to Relief published in HerbalGram. She is dedicated to helping medical professionals, patients and caregivers bridge the gap between cannabis science and safe practical application.

In addition to her work at CReDO, she serves as an advisor to Breeder’s Best a breeder-forward cannabis genetics licensing company and to Andira Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical development company specializing in wound care and the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Read her full bio here.

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Transform Your Understanding of Cannabis

Whether you’re a curious learner or a seasoned practitioner, the Foundations of Cannabis Therapeutics promises to be a game-changer – the best in medical cannabis education courses. Join us on this enlightening journey toward safer, more effective cannabis use.


This medical cannabis educational program led by renowned cannabis expert Dr. Ethan Russo, includes over 10 hours of video presentations complete with extensive references and hyperlinks to additional useful content. The following are titles to each module.
  • Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
  • History of Cannabis
  • Introduction to the Cannabis Plant
  • Cannabis Components
  • Delta-8-THC
  • Intake Methods & Therapeutic Strategies
  • Cannabis Adverse Events & Harm Reduction
  • Cannabis & Evidence Based Medicine

Disclaimer: This medical cannabis education course does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before using cannabis or related products.

What To Expect

As part of the Medical Marijuana 411 adult online education, enrollees may start and stop at any time. Any student completing our certifications and/or coursework will have a permanent student dashboard to review materials at any time. If in the future, you want to review any information, simply log-on to your dashboard to re-visit the content. All coursework and graphics can be downloaded for future re-use with customers, clients and patients.

After completing this curriculum, participants should have a good working knowledge of the concepts of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis therapeutics. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the option of purchasing a Certificate signed by Dr. Ethan Russo.

Follow Dr. Russo and Ms. Whiteley through CReDO Science on LinkedIn.