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Elevated Advocacy 2019

An Industry Leader's Guide to Cannabis Research and Advocacy

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Keeping up with the latest cannabis science requires a tremendous amount of time, organization, and strategy. Even then, it's hard to determine what information is legitimately trustworthy and worth pursuing. Without professional support and guidance, this process can be overwhelming. That's why so many businesses today are basing crucial decisions about their products and services around inaccurate and outdated information.

Our goal is to fast-track your success by taking the guesswork out of your cannabis research efforts. We will teach you everything you need to know about the cannabis plant and industry. Throughout the EA program, our team will help you identify the most meaningful ways to utilize cannabis science, provide you with the skill set you need to incorporate technical know-how into your practice, and save you years of trial and error that would be spent learning the hard way. Plus you'll meet hundreds of action-oriented collaborators in the process!

The Elevated Advocacy Membership is a six-series cannabis science and leadership program intended to enrich cannabis advocacy and education efforts worldwide. Whether you’re brand new to the cannabis industry or well-established and ready to grow, Sativa Science Club will help you gain the skills you need to impact meaningful change, and then challenge you to get out there and operate at your highest level. This comprehensive program is designed to empower a generation of doers who are ready to turn their cannabis lifestyle into a living. Together, we will help you build an advocacy practice that brings higher profits while enabling you achieve your higher purpose.

Here's How It Works: Every year, SSC updates and improves upon a comprehensive program based on the Six Pillars of Advocacy. This content is then peer-reviewed and released in weekly modules full of easy-to-follow written lectures Each series lays the groundwork for the next to ensure consistent growth and development all year long. All of the training takes place on our private website. Here, members can browse previous modules, view videos, connect with other advocates, and engage in group project or side missions. Plus, because this course is entirely online, you get to work at your own pace on your own schedule. Check out the lineup below!

We kick off the year with a comprehensive study of plant science from the perspective of the Cannabis species. In series one, we will cover a wide range of topics intended to place cannabis within the context of the greater plant kingdom and get students comfortable with the basics of cannabis cultivation and breeding. By the end of this series, you will understand the cannabis plant from cell to seed. You will learn all about anatomy, physiology, ethnobotany, and everything in between.

Ever wonder why one type of Cannabis makes you sleepy while another may have an energizing effect? Cannabis is home to a diverse array of compounds that are responsible for many of its medicinal properties. During series two, we take a look at the different types of compounds present in the cannabis matrix and explore their origins and functionality in depth. Together we will consider major and minor phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes through a close examination of recent scientific findings.

Once we are are familiar with the various medicinal compounds found in cannabis, we explain what happens inside of the human body when they are consumed. Over series three, we dive deep into the human endocannabinoid system, including anatomy and physiology, cannabinoid-receptor binding, signaling pathways, additional actions of phytocannabinoids and how this activity gives rise to the effects experienced following cannabis consumption.

Edibles, topicals, flowers oh my! Throughout series four, we take a look at the ways we consume cannabis, how they work, and why they result in different experiences. We’ll also explore popular cannabis products on the market today, where they come from, how they are made, what to look out for, and discuss the most appropriate applications for each type. By the end of this series, you will be a product selection pro.

When working with cannabis, it is necessary to connect with consumers to gain a clear understanding of their desired experience. When novice consumers have questions and concerns about cannabis it is the job of cannabis advocates to simultaneously put them at ease and help them navigate the often overwhelming market. Over series five, we will explore the art of holding space, bedside manner, and techniques to deliver the highest standard of care without making medical claims.

We conclude our studies with a deep dive into cannabis advocacy and social entrepreneurship. After months of study, this is where all of your hard work comes together. During series six, we challenge our members to form a game plan for future advocacy and outreach. We will also take a deep dive into personal branding, public health education, digital advocacy, and more. Plus, we'll get out there and experiment with applied learning in our own communities!


NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROGRAM

Although we would love for you to join us, this program is not for everyone. If you are looking for a slap-dash budtender training program, this is not for you. The Elevated Advocacy experience is transformative and it involves a great deal of self-motivated work. Every journey begins and ends with a reflection, and each lesson is intended to challenge growth. By the end of the year, members will have an advanced understanding of cannabis science, as well as a personal brand strategy and success plan, complete with a road-map and clear and measurable goals.

But it's not all independent study. We have something in store for you social butterflies too! Membership also includes community components like our members-only Facebook group and team projects. If we notice you are not particularly active, our educators will reach out to keep you on track, answer your burning questions, offer strategic advice, and empower you to take the consistent action necessary to achieve your dreams.

Plus, once you’re in, you’re a member for life. You can retake the coursework each year (including all subsequent updates), for as long as the program exists.

If you want to learn how to help your clients achieve their goals *while* aligning your business with your highest values, Sativa Science Club is the place. Our members generally fall into the following three categories:

Ambitious Cannabis Advocates

If you’re a passionate consumer who’s looking for a deeper and more meaningful relationship with cannabis, you have arrived. In fact, the most direct path to success is neatly mapped out and organized. If you dedicate yourself to the journey, you will be preforming above and beyond industry experts in no time. Plus, when you’ve decided what’s next, we will be there to support you every step of the way!

Established Entrepreneurs

Attention bloggers, social influencers, event producers, health consultants, massage therapists, yoga instructors, canna-business owners, and beyond! If you’re ready to deepen your client relationships, attract more of your ideal customers, and expand your offerings while exponentially increasing your revenue, SSC will teach you how to fully leverage your resources — even if you currently know nothing about the industry!

Successful Business Owners

Already operating a (mostly) successful business? You are in the right place if you're ready to take things to the next level. SSC will help bridge the gap between your clients and your products and services. Let’s fill your toolbox with everything you need to expand your customer base, attract and retain the best employees, improve your marketing strategy, and more! These trainings will also teach you the most effective and meaningful techniques in social entrepreneurship and cannabis advocacy.

If you are ready to turn your life around through dedicated personal and professional work, we want to see you in our classroom.


But we're not going to hand it to you on a silver platter. While we could offer a certification designed to give you all of the answers, we would much rather help you develop the skills you need to conduct quality research on your own. Elevated Advocacy is for dedicated doers and changemakers who are consistently seeking new ways to educate and serve. Our number one goal is to catch you up to speed on what's currently out there and then train you to think, behave, and execute highly impactful initiatives like the cannabis expert that you are — a cannabis certificate is good for a year, these fundamental skills will serve you for a lifetime.


Frequently Asked Questions


WHEN DOES THE COURSE START AND FINISH?
Your year of study begins the moment you enroll. First, you will attend a short virtual orientation. Once we are confident that you know your way around the platform, you will receive access to one new course every ten days. You can choose to work along with us if you like. Or, you can go at your own pace. The beauty of online training is that your time is entirely up to you!
HOW LONG CAN I ACCESS THE TRAINING ONCE I ENROLL?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Plus, you can come back and join us every year to catch subsequent updates!
DO YOU HAVE A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE?
We'll be straightforward—we do have a money back guarantee but we are going to make you work for it. To be sure that we are not the right fit, we ask for you complete the first week of coursework to make sure you gave it a good old-fashioned try. If it's not working out for you by week two, we ask that you send an email to [email protected] describing why so we can continue to learn and grow from your feedback. Once we receive your email along with the completed coursework for the first module, you will be issued a swift and complete refund. This means that you must request a refund within the first 14 days of training. Please pay close attention to our refund policy and dates. We make our refund deadline extraordinarily clear to everyone who signs up from the word go. This deadline is in place because we want you to get started on the program in a timely manner. We pour an enormous amount of love and effort into this program, and we make it a priority to devote that effort to members and advocates who are just as committed as we are. If you are unable to get started right away, make sure this is going to be the right investment for you. Although we are happy to work with you to resolve any issues that may arise, we have to respect our boundaries and the refund period does have a firm deadline. If you do all of the work and don’t get any value, we ask that you submit your completed assignments within the first two weeks, in exchange, we will give you a full tuition refund. It really is as simple as that.
WHERE DOES THE TRAINING TAKE PLACE?
99.5% of the program takes place online — no travel is required. Heck, you don't even have to get out of bed. However, some members choose to form localized study groups with other advocates in their area. We love to see this initiative, but in person meetings are not at all required, and it is important to note that they are coordinated independently of SSC.
WHAT'S NOT COVERED IN THE PROGRAM?
Broadly speaking, we don’t cover at home cultivation, medical cannabis for doctors, localized laws, legal business structures, or anything granular relating to specific business practices. However, we do intend to offer add-on packages that will cover much of this content in the future.
I WORK FOR A LARGER BUSINESS, AND I WANT TO TAKE THE TRAINING AND PASS DOWN THE KNOWLEDGE VIA EMPLOYEE TRAINING. IS THIS OK?
SSC is a single membership program. Meaning, one person per membership. We've put years of time, energy, and research into what we do and we count on our memberships to keep that momentum going. Although we encourage you to educate within your own community, we do hope that you will not lift our material directly. We are happy to support you as long as you return the favor. If you are a business and you would like to complete the program along with your teammates, please show your support for our hard work and dedication by enrolling your teammates separately. If we have reason to believe that you are using this training to create your own online program, school, or training academy in competition with SSC, we reserve the right to ask you to leave or sign a standard non-compete contract on a case by case bases.
I DON'T LIVE IN AMERICA, CAN I JOIN?
Definitely! We currently have students in 17 countries (and counting). We do count on you to follow your local laws and regulations (and we do not condone or support breaking them). However, the principles you’ll learn as a member of the SSC program are universally applicable. More importantly — the skills, habits, and confidence you’ll develop from this experience are transformative and will benefit you for a lifetime. Contact us privately at [email protected] if you are interested in helping us translate this program into your native language!
HOW IS SSC DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CANNABIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS OR FREE RESOURCES?
There’s more free information available on every imaginable subject, including cannabis, than ever before. But if you’re not already aware of what you need to know and why you need to know it, all the free information in the world won’t do you any good. While there are many certifications out there offering a quick solution, they are not intended to help you build the skillset you need to engage your local community. This EA program is not about having access to hidden videos or secret science formulas. It’s about learning as much as you can, continuing to do the research, and leveraging your unique strengths to make an impact in the fight to legalize cannabis. Joining SSC means that you are ready to surround yourself with a global community of peers who are counting on you to unleash your full potential. Our members gain something from our program that they will never find in a traditional school. We are here to build relationships that last a lifetime and challenge you to commit to a leadership style that requires persistent growth.
I HAVE A MILLION OTHER QUESTIONS! HOW CAN I ASK THEM?
No worries! Deciding to go back to school is a big commitment. To read our full FAQ page, please visit https://sativascienceclub.com/faq-cannabis-science-cannabis-education-online. If you still need support you can always email us directly at [email protected]

The certification offered by SSC was exactly what I was searching for as the founder of a new CBD business. Navigating the science and misinformation out there is not easy. I wanted to know the facts so that my products would be of the highest quality and safe for consumption. Along with being beautifully designed, the course is easy to digest with quizzes after each section so you can stay on track and make progress. I feel confident discussing the science of cannabis now that I have this certification in my back pocket. Thank you SSC!

- KAYLA CLEMENTS, FOUNDER, LUNA VOLTA

"Not only has SSC been an amazing source for cannabis education in its many forms, but it has also been an amazing opportunity to meet people who are looking for a better future for the industry. Its been rewarding both mentally and emotionally. The SSC program is helping us drive our company with the mindset that pushing education is the right pathway forward."

— LISA HOPKINS (CO-FOUNDER, KUSH CART)

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