Just Say Know!

Cannabis in Today's Chinese Medicine

It seems like cannabis is everywhere these days, and the research is exploding. Learn to make sense of the medical literature and classic uses of this important medicinal in this ground breaking introductory class.

Lisa Nicholson
Lisa Nicholson
Robison Godlove
Robison Godlove
Joseph Carter
Joseph Carter

Course Overview

It seems like cannabis is EVERYWHERE these days. DO YOU KNOW how to advise your patients regarding this important herb? YOUR Patients ARE USING IT, whether as hemp (less than 0.3%THC), CBD, cannabis (more than 0.3%THC), a somewhat regulated professional herbal product, or a questionable industrial hemp "over the counter" preparation. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? Let this class be your Primer to Practicing Good Medicine with Cannabis!


Our bodies have a master regulatory system which is now believed to be responsible for all homeostatic regulation. This regulatory system happens to contain chemicals very similar to chemicals within the cannabis plant, which can be activated and regulated through a variety of activities, foods, and herbs.


In this class, YOU will be introduced to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), what it is, the vitally important things science has to say about it, and why it's important for a practitioner to understand.


Next, we will discuss Da Ma (Cannabis) the Superior Medicinal as it has appeared in the Chinese medicine classical texts of Shen Nong, Tao Hongjing and Li Shizhen. There will be an overview of how Da Ma is classified, how it was classically used, and an invitation to dive deeper into this fascinating medicinal in future classes and practice support groups.


Finally, there is a discussion of how Da Ma can be incorporated into the modern clinic including an overview of herb/drug interactions with common pharmaceuticals and selected case studies.


  • Be able to describe how cannabis was classified in the Shen Nong and the Ben Cao Gang Mu.

  • Understand that cannabis can interact with medications patients may be taking, and what these interactions may look like.

  • Be able to describe the components of the endocannabinoid system and its relevance to human physiology.

  • Understand the concept of the "entourage effect" and how this applies to cannabis and other herbal medicinals.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Just Say Know - what do we mean, and what do we need to KNOW.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Introduction to Your Teachers - Our Entourage Effect.

  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    The Endocannabinoid System - what it is and why it's important.

  • 1 hrs - 1.25 hrs

    Cannabis as a Superior Medicinal - What the Classics Say About Da Ma.

  • 1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    The Changing Clinical Landscape - Incorporating Da Ma into Your Herbal Repertoire.


  • Brittany K. (Canada)

    Interesting , informational , good conversation about a “taboo” subject.


Interesting , informational , good conversation about a “taboo” subject.

Brittany K. (Canada)


Lisa Nicholson

Lisa Nicholson, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in private practice for over 20 years in San Diego, CA. She is a passionate educator and advocate for use of medical cannabis in the context of a Chinese herbal medicine practice.

Robison Godlove

Clinical Tuina practitioner, with a focus on integrating Tajiquan, Qigong, and Classical Chinese Language Studies. Over twenty-five years as a cannabis cultivator and educator and Operations Planning Manager for the Norcal Cannabis Company a leading vertically integrated California cannabis company.

Joseph Carter

Joseph J. Carter (aka Acudude) - California Licensed Acupuncturist (1988) Private Practice (Chronic Pain, PTSD) & Teaching (Tui Na, Essential Oils, CBD & Cannabinoids) Ecologist (UC Berkeley 1982)/Plant Alchemist AcuAroma Therapy Institute - founder/teacher/facilitator.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Standard Certificate (1.5), Florida (1.5), California [Until 2024/10/01]* (1.5), NCCAOM (1.5)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 1.5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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