Holistic Practitioner Certificate Program

Duration:  5 days  Date: April 30th - May 3rd, 2020 Venue: Zulum at Tulum, Mexico


Become Skilled & Confident Helping People Benefit from Cannabis

Cannabis is an incredibly complex medicine that requires in-depth understanding and knowledge to help people find the right products, dosages, and delivery methods that work best for them. This is especially true when dealing with the broad demographics of cannabis consumers who are looking to satisfy different needs, desires and expectations. 

Through our Certificate Program, you will become adept at helping people benefit from cannabis by learning to provide them the greatest level of guidance and support, regardless of their experience, age, or understanding of the plant. 

The curriculum is exciting, with courses on: what’s in the cannabis plant, how those molecules interact within the body, how to safely and effectively guide people to the right cannabis products, dosing protocols for different conditions, how to effectively answer common patient questions, the adverse side-effects of cannabis and how to minimize them, contraindications with cannabis and other medications, CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, how to ensure consumers have an effective, safe, and enjoyable cannabis experience, and a complete understanding of the key roles and opportunities for those looking to work with patients in cannabis. 

The Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Certificate Program covers these essential topics in detail, taught by the world’s leading cannabis doctors, nurses, patient care specialists, educators, and experts. Validate your knowledge by achieving a passing score on the Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Exam and enjoy the confidence and credibility by displaying your very own Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Certificate. 

What’s included: 11 expert-led online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assess your learning, a private forum for students to connect and network, downloadable references for fast access to important information, and your official Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Certificate (once you pass the Exam). 

Prerequisites: None 

Passing Score: A grade of 80% on the Exam is required to pass. 

Exam Details: The Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Exam is a comprehensive multiple choice exam administered in campus. A grade of 80% is required to pass. Enrollment allows two attempts to achieve a passing score. You will have 90 days to complete the final exam.  After 90 days from the start you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials. This is a closed book Exam. 

Upon Passing: You will receive your official Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.

Who's Taking Our Certificate Programs

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Your Curriculum

1) Cannabis Basics - What is cannabis and how does it work in our bodies?

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify parts of the cannabis plant

  • Examine the chemical makeup of the cannabis plant

  • Discover the components of the endocannabinoid system and how it works

  • Analyze the various conditions cannabis can be used for

  • Explore the nuances of the body

2) Interactions, Contraindications and Potential Side Effects

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore various drug interactions with cannabis

  • Identify the conditions to monitor closely while using cannabis

  • Discover potential side effects to using cannabis

  • Examine how to prevent and mitigate the side effects of cannabis

3) Cannabis Products - What they are and how they work

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify flower and how it is used, the various types available, and its characteristics

  • Examine topicals and how they are used, its different forms, and characteristics

  • Explore concentrates and what they are, the various types, and their characteristics

  • Identify infused products, how they are infused, the various types, and their characteristics

4) Help People Find The Right Cannabis Products For Them

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify patients goals for using cannabis

  • Analyze the patients demographic

  • Explore the chemical makeup of cannabis

  • Examine extraction methods

  • Identify the various potency levels of cannabis

5) Help People Find The Right Cannabis Flower For Them

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Perform a cannabis inspection

  • Identify what to look for on a lab test

  • Understand why chemical profiles matter

  • Comprehend the terminology associated with cannabis

  • Know the different effects cannabis has on the human body

6) Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discern the various components of lab results

  • Interpret cannabis product labels

  • Properly guide people to their ideal dosage

7) Utilizing Cannabis without the High

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the major and minor cannabinoids and their associated effects

  • Identify the role of ratios between THC & CBD

  • Analyze various product preparations to understand their impact on people

  • Understand how to dose and build tolerance

  • Utilize topicals and juicing

8) Onboarding New Patients - What to Cover

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of patient goals

  • Determine the experience level patients have with cannabis

  • Set patient expectations around cannabis

  • Provide guidance to ensure every patient has a positive experience

9) Dosing and Titration

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand why cannabis dosing is complicated

  • Explain what titration is and why it is important

  • Know where and how to start cannabis dosing

  • Understand how to monitor progress and adjust dosage

10) Bad Experiences, Their Causes and How to Avoid and Mitigate Them

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the common bad experiences

  • Identify the common causes

  • Understand how to avoid and mitigate bad experiences

11) Regulations and Legal Matters

After Completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand where the federal government currently stands with cannabis

  • Interpret state regulations

  • Discern and explain cannabis vs hemp

  • Navigate the international landscape of cannabis regulations

  • Identify what medical professionals need to know

  • Explain legal matters for patients


5 Reasons To Get Your Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Certificate

  • Become extremely valuable to any organization serving cannabis patients

  • Feel confident and capable around cannabis as a medicine

  • Know exactly how to help different types of people benefit from cannabis

  • Provide accurate, trustworthy answers to the cannabis questions you receive

  • You’ll stand out as a credible and capable leader in the cannabis movement

Meet The Expert


Ezra Parzybok

Cannabis Consultant & Educator

After 15 years teaching arts, science and humanities to teens and people of all ages, I pursued the medical marijuana field when Massachusetts voters ushered in the new law. Unfortunately for patients, there were few professionals who could guide them in the proper use of cannabis and how to grow their own medical marijuana. I now fill the education gap as a medical marijuana consultant and cannabis business consultant.

In the early days I spoke publicly on the subject, was interviewed by media, and began educating medical practitioners. I research the science on marijuana intensely and although I don’t have a medical degree, I feel my education and teaching background places me in a more objective role about use of the herb than much of the medical field. I also didn’t have a relationship with the recreational culture, so I came to the subject clear-eyed and objectively.

For over two years, there were no dispensaries open in Massachusetts so I fulfilled the role of educator and caregiver for many patients. The patients that came to me were often the least informed and the most ailing.

As I discovered what worked for patients in terms of dose, type of product, and ingestion method, I became even more patient focused. It has always been my goal to reduce symptoms in patients and minimize their use of conventional medications that have unwanted side effects. I also advise parents on safe marijuana use for teens and young adults. I believe the “abstinence-only” philosophy delivered to teens on marijuana use is ineffective.

In September, 2015 I was raided after a National Guard helicopter spotted cannabis plants growing on an upper deck in back of my home. Although I was summoned to court for distribution, the outpouring of community support, as well as my testimony, resulted in no charge, and a clean record. Having over 40 patient letters to submit to the prosecutor helped change the District Attorney’s mind on medical cannabis.

I still consult and advise patients on medical efficacy. I also work as a consultant in the industry helping teams open legal marijuana establishments, implement positive impact plans, etc. See my business website Greenglove for more information. I also write on the subject.

My Philosophy

I realize there is a whole world and culture of marijuana out there already, but approaching it from an educated, objective angle helps me to disregard status quo stereotypes of shadiness and criminality, misogyny and lowbrow, and acknowledge that it has called me to help bring knowledge to the people in an informed, educated, and professional manner. I believe marijuana is not only less dangerous than alcohol – (a ubiquitous and visibly harmful drug in our culture) – but has clinically proven medical benefits, and has the potential to shift an adult mind toward more positive, altruistic pursuits.

Like alcohol, TV, sugar, coffee, etc. cannabis can be abused and can be addictive. For those smokers who spend 24 hours a day stoned – and who aren’t addressing debilitating health symptoms such as pain – they are no longer accessing marijuana’s benefits. They are not creating nearly the harm to themselves and others as a similar person addicted to alcohol, yet they are not criminals. They should not be punished for being addicted to a drug in a culture and economy driven by addictive tendencies. But if they want health and balance, they also need to take a break once in a while. I personally recommend patients, if they are able, spend time away from cannabis in the form of biannual health cleanses, in order to purify and re-calibrate their nervous system.

It is my goal to answer the unique calling of being a Cannabis Consultant by being as health conscious and informed as possible.

The Venue

Offering views of the Caribbean Sea and Tulum National Park, Tulum Wellness Academy is located on a private part of Tulum Beach. It features attractive rooms set in beachside cabins, an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant.

Each room has simple, rustic décor with bamboo and wooden furnishings. Rooms offer sea, pool or jungle views.

Set on the beach, the Beach Club & Smoothie bar serves vegan cuisine. Tulum National Park is 1 km from Zulum, while the famous Mayan ruins are a 10-minute drive away. The centre of Tulum is less than 5 km from the resort.


Private room (king bed & garden views)

Double room (two queen bed & garden views) perfect for two students

Quadruple room 3 twin beds and 1 queen bed. Jungle views

*All come with ensuite bathroom 

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