Cooking with Cannabis | Education & Culinary Application CECWC

Instructor: Shawn Meirovici ND

Cannabis has been used as a medicine for centuries, but only recently has cannabis become mainstream as a treatment option. This course will provide an overview of cannabis, how it works in the body, and how to make your own cannabis preparations with CBD. CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis, that does not have a psychoactive effect. Participants will learn about the different types of cannabis, the various ways to consume it, and the potential benefits and side effects of cannabis use. The course will also cover safety and dosage information, and participants will learn how to create their own CBD infused oils, edibles, and topicals using cannabis extracts.

FORMAT: In-Person and/or Online, LIVE
* The in-person, on campus format will run if we have enough registrants, if not the course will be fully delivered online

18 Wynford Dr. Suite 514 Toronto, Ontario (Northeast of Don Mills Rd. & Eglinton Ave.) and/or a Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 2 Day Weekend Intensive (10 hours of material)

DATES: Contact for details on sessions and questions

TIME: Two days 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
* There is a 30 minute lunch break, and 1 short break per morning and afternoon session each day

FEE: $422 + HST




—Understanding cannabis phenotypes and chemotypes
—A review of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids
—History of cannabis preparations and the science of extraction
—Create a Cannabis (CBD) Infused Coconut Oil for cooking and baking
—A review of how cannabis works through the healing power of the Endocannabinoid System
—A review of dose and safety
—Create a Cannabis (CBD) Edible and (CBD) Topical Salve

Day 1 To Be Announced 

• Introduction to the course (5-10min)
• Cannabis the Plant, Drug & Medicine: exploring Phenotypes, Chemotypes, Cannabinoids and Terpenes (2-hours)
• Lunch Break (1-hour)
• History of Edible Cannabis preparations and the Science of Extraction (1-hour)
• Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Practicum (2-hous)

Day 2 To Be Announced 

• How cannabis works: The Endocannabinoid System (1-hours)
• Lunch Break (1-hour)
• Dose and Safety (1-hour)
• Topical and Edible Practicum (2-hours)


Students may have most of these materials and ingredients at home, but an average cost for each registrant is approximately $50

—7-10 grams cannabis flower
—Coconut Oil
—Pyrex glass measuring cups 500ml X2
—Cooking thermometer
—Fine Mesh strainer
—Heating element
—Cheese Cloth
—Granulated Sugar
—Unsweetened cocoa powder
—Milk or milk substitute
—Nut butter
—Kosher salt
—Old-fashioned oats
—Olive oil
—Lavender oil
—Mixing bowl
—Glass jars or salve tins for storage


Cannabis flower can be purchased two ways in Ontario:

1. Through the Ontario Cannabis Store
2. By visiting your local cannabis dispensary (look for a government of Ontario sign in the window)

If you do not have a cannabis grinder, you may find it easier to purchase milled or pre-ground cannabis flower. There are many options to choose from so read the description and select something that resonated with you personally. A “bud-tender” at your local dispensary may also be able to guide you to a suitable product.


Students can consider purchasing a single hot plate for $25 or borrow one for the weekend if you are registered for the in-class course


To Be Determined
*watch for details in the IHN Weekly Digest, or if you are not an IHN student or graduate, please feel free to join our IHN This Week e-newsletter where you will get details about this webinar.


The day before the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation for both days
— Recording of both days will be accessible for 1-month to registered students after the intensive ends


You may request to be considered for receiving replays (recordings) of the course with or without earning the Certificate of Completion. We can accommodate schedules on a case-by-case basis. If there is a test or exam scheduled, students must make an exception for attending LIVE on test or exam evening. If they are not able, students must make arrangements with the IHN administration to proctor the test or exam. If students do not need/want a Certificate of Completion the test or exam does not need to be written. For more information please contact Julia Rickert at


Even if you are within our time zones and still can’t attend the LIVE classes, you can learn through recordings sent directly to you the day after the LIVE class. You will be able to join the class online community group and have your emailed-in questions answered by faculty during the next class. You will have access to all of the recordings throughout the entire run of the course, and 30 days after the course ends. For more information please contact Jenn-Marie Quinn at

Please review IHN’s Online & In-Class Continuing Education Course/School Policies