Understanding Hemp: CBD VS THC

Course Description:
Hemp, THC and CBD is a new horizon for many healthcare practitioners. This badge is designed to give practitioners foundational knowledge about the history of the hemp and cannabis as well as information on the plant science, processing, pharmacokinetics and a discussion of the endocannabinoid system.

Date and Location:
December 2020 asynchronous online.

Teaching Methods:
100 % asynchronous online lectures with final examination.

Program Objectives:
At the end of this Microcredential the student will be able to:

  • Explain the history and uses of the cannabis plant including parts of the plant, sourcing and extraction and storage of volatile compounds.
  • Describe the difference between cannabidiols and terpenes - their medicinal uses in the endocannabinoid system and their scent varieties.
  • Discuss the chemical difference between CBD and THC regarding chemical compounds.
  • Explain the endocannabinoid system as it relates to CB1 and CB2 receptors as well as how both THC and CBD stimulate the receptors; studies on benefits as well as side effects will be presented.
  • Name states that have medical or recreational marijuana laws and define what this means in health care setting.
  • State how to find good quality CBD, how to reading a COA and different types of cannabis for usage in the healthcare arena.

Instructor(s) name and credentials:
Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, CACCP, CIFM

Kristine Tohtz

Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, CACCP, CIFM©: Dr. Tohtz graduated magna cum laude from the National University of Health Sciences in April 2001. While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a Diplomate in Acupuncture and in August 2009 received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association's. After attending two supervised medical internships in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, she found advanced studies to be warranted and obtained her Masters of Science in Acupuncture (MsAc) through the National University of Health Sciences graduating summa cum laude in August 2014. She has completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric and is a trained post-partum doula. She also successfully completed training to become a practitioner in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She teaches continuing education to healthcare practitioners of all types on the topics of acupuncture, dry needling, pregnancy, nutrition and pediatric care. She is presently the Director of the School of Emerging Education at Resurrection University and is working toward her certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).


CE Hours:
2 hours of Nursing CEU; Chiropractic (PACE and ICS), Acupuncture and Medical CEU may be awarded upon request - please contact our office. Upon completion of all modules, a badge will be awarded and a transcript sent to your registered e-mail address.