Introduction: Advanced Cannabinoid Therapeutics
Introduction & Historical Context for Advanced Cannabinoid Therapeutics
Mankind has a very long history of using cannabinoids from cannabis and other plants in a therapeutic context. In this free introductory course, we explore a general overview of the history of cannabinoid therapeutics, as well as a broad look at the field of cannabinoid therapeutics.
We introduce important topics in cannabinoid therapeutics:
• To understand the endocannabinoid system, its implications for health maintenance, and the therapeutic application of plant-based cannabinoids
• The characteristics of CBD, THC, and other single-molecule isolates
• How and when to use cannabinoid therapies for common disorders, including pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more
• How to effectively titrate dosage of cannabinoids for optimal outcomes
• How to mitigate side effects of cannabinoid therapies, both short and long-term
• How and when to combine cannabinoids with other plant extracts and nutrients
• Hallmarks of quality in commercial cannabinoid products
• The characteristics, benefits, and risks of common cannabinoid extraction techniques
• The rationale for full-spectrum, whole-plant extracts
• Current regulatory status of CBD, Cannabis & Hemp
Luke Terry, MTOM, L.Ac
Luke J. Terry holds a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, and has practiced as functional medicine & nutrition consultant, working for physicians, integrative pharmacies, and nutraceutical manufacturers since 2003. He currently practices at the Mandala Center in Boulder, CO.
Luke has successfully worked with thousands of clients with complex conditions by utilizing nutrition, botanical therapies, movement, acupuncture, injection therapies, integrated through a holistic, encompassing health evaluation and treatment plan. After the legalization of medical cannabis in Colorado, Luke began utilizing cannabinoid therapeutics with his clients.
Based on this experience, Luke has developed unique evidence-based protocols and best practices in botanical medicine and cannabinoid therapeutics for pain, and other common, difficult-to-treat disorders. He has also designed and built two small extraction facilities, to produce a line of liquid botanical extracts for practitioners.