4- Hour Medical Cannabis Course

EXTRA STEP ASSURANCE SUPPORTING CANNABIS EXPERTISE IS A NATIONAL PROVIDER FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FOCUSED ON MEDICAL CANNABIS. WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN APPROVED EDUCATIONAL PROVIDER FOR THE OHIO*, PENNSYLVANIA AND MINNESOTA MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAMS FOR PHYSICIANS, PHARMACISTS AND NURSES.

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*The content of this course is designed to assist physicians in both of the following as stated in the Ohio Revised Code Section 4731.301 Certificate to Recommend Medical Use of Marijuana and includes diagnosing qualifying medical conditions and treating qualifying medical conditions with medical marijuana, including the characteristics of medical marijuana and possible drug interactions as defined in the Ohio Revised Code Section 3796.01.

4- Hour Medical Cannabis Course Agenda:

History of Medical Cannabis

  • Early history of cannabis and hemp to western medicine
  • Included examples of use for pain, sleep and other conditions

Endocannabinoid Physiology

  • Cannabinoid Receptors
  • Endogenous Cannabinoids
  • Function And Regulation Of The Endocannabinoid System In Various Tissues
  • Exogenous Cannabinoids And Their Effects On The ECS
  • Common Drug, Herbal And Non-Pharmacologic Influences On The ECS

Phytocannabinoid Pharmacology

  • Many Phytocannabinoids Are Non-Psychotropic Yet Therapeutic
  • Misconceptions About Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA)
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Drug Interactions
  • Cannabis Terpenes

Recommending Cannabis as a Medicine: Dosing and Delivery

  • Qualifying Conditions
  • Dosing
  • Delivery Methods

Cannabis Toxicology, Side Effects and Addiction Potential

  • Cannabis Safety
  • Side Effects
  • Pregnancy

Clinical Indications: Pain, Spasticity, Seizures and PTSD

  • Chronic Pain
  • Opioids / Addiction
  • Patient Narratives
  • Cannabis For Spasticity
  • Cannabis For Seizures
  • PTSD

Legal Understanding in Pennsylvania

  • Federal and State

Q & A Session-“No Question Goes Unanswered.”

Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows – 2003 Server, Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit; Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor (2 GB of RAM recommended); JavaScript and cookies

Internet Browser – Internet Explorer – enabled 7, 8 (32-bit/64-bit), 9 (32-bit/64-bit), 10 (32-bit/64-bit), 11 (32-bit/64-bit); Chrome – Latest 32-bit/64- bit

MAC – OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10;

Processer – Intel (512 MB of RAM or more recommended) Internet Browser – Firefox must be the latest version.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

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For Pharmacists: Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.

Earn up to 4 hours of continuing education credit.
This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice and registered nurses.
Call 833.322.8765 for more details