Cannabis: Cultivation, Materia medica & Applications; & Addressing Pain & Inflammation


Dates: June 30, July 1; Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $325
Instructor: Tammi Sweet, Co-Director of Heartstone Herbal Center
Location: 168 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA


Cannabis; Cultivation, Materia Medica and Applications
Saturday, June 30, 10:00-5:00 p.m.

Our class begins with a discussion of the internal Endogenous Cannabinoid System, an important but little known system, whose functioning is crucial to our health. We will then move into an exploration of the Materia medica of the Cannabis plant, starting with a little history and botany. Growing considerations will also be covered, so you can ask the proper questions of your growers. Since this beloved plant cannot cure everything, we will also address proper usage, including preparation and dose considerations.

We will spend considerable time on the latest science regarding the mechanism of action within the body so we can understand WHY certain strains are beneficial and why certain strains can exacerbate a problem. We will look at when to use CBD oil, what it is good for, and when you actually need THC. Finally, we will discuss “right relationship” and brainstorm ways to assist clients in creating ways to honor this sacred and healing plant. The information from this intensive will make you a better-informed consumer when you enter the world of medical cannabis.


Assisting with Pain and Understanding the Healing Power of Inflammation
Sunday, July 1, 10:00-4:30 p.m. 

Many of our clients come to us with acute or chronic pain. What better way to assist their healing than to have a deeper understanding of the mechanism and benefit of pain? We will explore the pain pathway from the origin at the source, all the way up to the recognition in the brain. From here we will discuss the latest findings in pain research, the myriad of methods to interrupt the pain pathway (Including herbs), how these methods work and their indications and contraindications.

Inflammation is one of our primary defenses in the body and is a major cause/contributing factor to almost all illness and disease.  How can this be so?  This intensive takes an in-depth look at the entire process. It will help you make informed decisions concerning when and if you need to alter the process. We will look at how and why inflammation is beneficial, when it is not beneficial, and we will discuss an anti-inflammatory lifestyle which includes our friends, the herbs.