The Science and Technology of Medical Cannabis Cultivation

Fall 2022 Edition

Instructed by   Bruce Bugbee,    Mitchell Westmoreland,    Royal Heins

This unique university-level online course is open to the general public and provides an in depth understanding of how to optimize yield and quality in medical Cannabis. We are continuously reviewing the emerging scientific literature to determine best practices for:
     - Propagation
     - Temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide enrichment
     - Nutrition, fertilizers, and media
     - HID and LED lighting
     - Pest and disease management
     - Flowering and photoperiod

    NEW 2022 TOPICS
     - Breeding
     - Organic cultivation
     - Cannabinoid and terpene synthesis
     - Environmental controls
     - Harvesting and curing
     - Cannabinoid extraction
     - Cannabis as medicine

Key Dates

  • Registration opens: September 5, 2022
  • Registration closes: January 7, 2023
  • Access to course content ends: May 31, 2023


     - Returning students: $495
     - New students (individual): $1495


Phone: 435-797-1487


Course Details

  • You do not need to be a USU Student to register.
  • Each section is composed of 2 to 18 pre-recorded presentations, each 20 to 80 minutes long.
  • Self-paced. Students may view the presentations at any time. 
  • Enrolled participants may submit questions to
  • Participants will earn a Cannabis Cultivation certificate on completion of a final online exam. 
  • This course provides critical funding for our students.  In order to continue this support, the sharing of paid subscriptions is prohibited.  If an account is being shared without authorization, the account will be disabled and no refund will be given. 

This course assumes at least a high school understanding of chemistry and biology.


Registration is currently closed. If you are interested in being contacted about future cannabis courses, please provide your email address here.

12 Major Sections

4 presentations

2 presentations

5 presentations

3 presentations

3 presentations

8 presentations

26 presentations

13 presentations

9 presentations

4 presentations

3 presentations

3 presentations

Details on the original edition of this course can be found here.