Case Study

Local entrepreneur on a high from his new business venture

Ryan McCreanor who previously worked for the Canadian Government as a cannabis educator; returned home to Northern Ireland and noticed the CBD & medical cannabis industries were booming but there was a severe lack of trustworthy education.

Using his experience as an educator to retail staff for the government run cannabis stores across the province of British Columbia; in April 2020, he set up Sativa Learning, an e-learning platform providing trusted education for the emerging cannabis industry.

Ryan explains their focus is on “providing credible & accredited education to the rapidly growing CBD & medical cannabis sectors. We work with industry experts to deliver training & education to the likes of healthcare professionals to better understand medical cannabis & offer better care for their patients. As the cannabis industry grows worldwide, the gap in cannabis knowledge grows with it. We are here to bridge that gap.

“One of key strengths is our educational partnerships. We have partnered with world leading cannabis experts to develop the highest level of cannabis education.”

Following the coaching programme; where they found their Mallusk Enterprise coach a great source of information and a fantastic help in moving Sativa Learning a step closer to their goal of becoming global leaders in cannabis education; Sativa Learning were in a great position to apply and be successful for the Ignite Propel – a highly competitive start-up accelerator programme in NI.

Ryan McCreanor

Where Ryan sees his business in six months time

We are working with expert medical cannabis clinicians to develop an online course with the aims of educating doctors & giving them confidence in prescribing cannabis-based medicines to those that need it.

How to avail of the Business Start Up Coaching Programme

Ryan received coaching under Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council's Business Start Up Coaching Programme.

The programme which runs until June 2021, is available to anyone within the borough, who has completed a business plan under the Go For It programme

For further details on Go For It

To find out more about Sativa Learning


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