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The Medical Professional Cannabis Certification online course is a series of 12 modules designed to teach medical professionals about cannabis. Learn about the legal framework of working with medical marijuana patients, the basics of the cannabis plant, the Endocannabinoid System, and how cannabinoid receptors work with our bodies. Additional modules will cover important topics like: how to medicate, inhalation versus ingestion, contraindications, drug-on-drug interactions, and recommended rations of specific illnesses.

This course includes video testimonials from scientists and medical experts, infographics, and additional visuals to support the written content. Any individual wanting to learn more about the science of cannabis will find the course valuable.

With over 800+ peer-reviewed research citations, the Medical Professional Cannabis Certification is the most current, complete and comprehensive Medical Cannabis Certification program available anywhere, online or in-person.

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  • Section 1 – Legal Landscape
  • Section 2 – An Ancient Plant for Modern Illnesses
  • Section 3 – The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Section 4 – The Endocannabinoid System
  • Section 5 – One Plant, One Complex Chemical Factory
  • Section 6 – Getting Cannabinoids into the Bloodstream
  • Section 7 – Patient Centered Dosing
  • Section 8 – Laboratory Testing
  • Section 9 – Clinical Practice
  • Section 10 – Cannabis and Opioids
  • Section 11 – Medical Myths and Facts
  • Section 12 – Additional Resources

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Legal Landscape

    • Overview of Cannabis Laws and Regulations
    • Federal Primer/Outline
    • Additional Considerations for Medical Professionals

Section 2 – An Ancient Plant for Modern Illnesses

    • Early History of Cannabis Use
    • Cannabis in the West
    • U.S. Prohibition
    • The Medical Implications of U.S. Prohibition
    • Medical Cannabis Today
    • Hemp vs Cannabis

Section 3 – The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

    • Discovering the Endocannabinoid System
    • The Endocannabinoid System: The Body’s Supercomputer
    • Why the Endocannabinoid System is Not Taught in Medical School

Section 4 – The Endocannabinoid System

    • The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
    • How Cannabinoids Attach to Receptors
    • Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior

Section 5 – One Plant, One Complex Chemical Factory

    • Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes
    • The Entourage Effect & Tolerance / ECS Down Regulation
    • Botanical vs. Single Molecule Compounds & Cannabinoids and Opioids

Section 6 – Getting Cannabinoids into the Bloodstream

    • The Role of the Dispensary, Flower vs Concentrates & Extraction Methods
    • Inhalation: Smoking vs. Vaporization
    • Edibles, Oral Mucosal, Topicals and Suppositories

Section 7 – Patient Centered Dosing

    • Considerations Before Medicating with Cannabis
    • Relative Contraindications
    • Finding the Appropriate Dose

Section 8 – Laboratory Testing

    • How Testing Works
    • Contaminants: Pesticides, Fungi and Mold
    • How to Interpret a Test

Section 9 – Clinical Practice

    • Anxiety Disorders, Cancer and Epilepsy
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders, Sleep Disorders and Migraine Headaches
    • Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

Section 10 – Cannabis and Opioids

    • Pain Management Today
    • Cannabis and Opioids: The Good News
    • Cannabis and NSAIDS: More Good News

Section 11 – Medical Myths and Facts

    • Gateway Theory, Addiction and Brain Function
    • Impaired Motivation, Memory and Mental State
    • Lung Damage, Usage Patterns and Overall Danger

Section 12 – Additional Resources

    • Research and Advocacy Organizations, Further Reading Lists
    • Additional Resources
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Medical Cannabis Handbook now Available


Helps healthcare professionals to navigate the maze of information and disinformation about medical cannabis

Written for all healthcare professionals who are considering including medical cannabis in their treatment plans, this is the first handbook to disseminate all the information needed to advise patients safely and legally. Replete with evidence-based guidelines firmly grounded in the most up-to-date research, this resource covers the historical, legal, and biological context of medical cannabis so healthcare professionals can confidently discuss possible plans with their patients.

Medical Cannabis Handbook for Healthcare Professionals delves into the biology of the endocannabinoid system addressing how cannabis interacts with the body, its effects and side effects, and how to manage cannabis-drug interactions. Chapters discuss in detail how to talk to patients, what language providers can and cannot use, protocols for patient-centered dosing, and the variety of available cannabinoid pharmaceuticals. Based on the latest research, this book demonstrates the efficacy of cannabis in treating a broad range of symptoms and conditions. Written for any healthcare professional who might have to answer patient questions about medical cannabis, this handbook dispels common myths and confirms little-known facts about medical cannabis.


  • Delivers the most up-to-date, evidence-based research on medical cannabis to enhance understanding of this complex topic
  • Provides historical, legal, and biological content so that healthcare providers can confidently discuss medical cannabis with patients
  • Dispels common cannabis myths and misinformation
  • Discusses pain management regarding cannabis and opioids
  • Co-published with Medical Marijuana 411, the leading medical cannabis education provider to offer online CME, CPE and CNE courses to health professionals worldwide; and required certifications for dispensary consultants
  • Free shipping in the continental U.S.


  • I've taken hundreds of CE courses on-line and this one is the best, hands down. Great support from MM411 too!! I find the Reference Lists in the Modules very helpful in further exploring the topics.Anne B.

  • This course I would recommend to anyone would like to learn about the Cannabis field. Tyrel G

  • Very well done. Would have like more info on how to talk about the negative/conflicting research re: negative effects.Rhea J

  • I enjoyed the course......great info that made me want to learn.Brett H

  • I really liked the way the tests after each section showed immediately if the answer was correct or incorrect and offered an explanation of the answerWendy H

  • Overall pleased with this course, had a lot of useful info! Some of the test questions were a little confusingDon K

  • Well-prepared and useful course!Vitali U

  • Very impressed by the course materials especially the detailed information on our Endocannabinoid System. It has change my perception of medical cannabis oil's with the regards to the importance of the ratios of THC to CBD as well as other other cannabinoids and terpenes to help specific health issues. The digital format was flawless and worked seamlessly.Juli K

  • Well presented material that makes me want to research cannabis and the endocannabinoid system more fully.Charles B

  • Excellent introductory course!Paul M

  • Excellent! I've been using cannabis for over 25 years and learned so much from this course. Very easy to understand; the flow of information is well-structured. DeAnna T

  • This is an awesome learning experience for me every question I had was provided in the reading material all the videos, graph, links and additional information provided is beyond great and I can go back anytime and brush up on anything I have questions about. all information is in great detail and I’m not overwhelmed like in most online classes I’ve taken. Sean L

  • This was an amazing course and I think the resources used were well organized and informative. Thank you. Tiffaney C.

  • Fantastic program - everyone (all humans) should learn this information!Andrea S

  • I had some problems with the videos, would not constantly stream, the YouTube did not have this problem. Outstanding training.Edwin M

  • This is a great program and I really enjoyed taking this course. It has everything that a person needs to know about Medical Marijuana Especially for someone who is new to Medical Marijuana I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning about Medical Marijuana I am a veteran on marijuana and have been involved with marijuana for 36 years. I was very amazed on how much info was put into the program and what I got out of it. The Medical Marijuana 411 is my new go to information center for Medical Marijuana resources The website is very informative and on point!!! Dina L

  • Excellent. Very Informative!Tiffany A

  • Very nice. I look forward to learning more about the topic of using cannabis for health, well-being and prevention.Juli K

  • A very effective way of learning. I personally liked the pictures and graphs. It helped me grasp the knowledge a little bit easier than just staring at words. I could connect what I just read with the picture provided.Kyler D

  • I learned so much and have already applied these lessons to educate others both in my dispensary and out in social life. Stormy P

  • I thought the course was very informative.David R

  • Christine was amazing with assistance for registering etc. This was informative and full of interesting videos etc. very interactive. loved my training!Jeff M

  • Thank you for all of the knowledge, can't wait to learn moreFrederick H

  • Thank you for the materials. I found the course helpful and informative.David D

  • Great course for someone new to the industry, as it is very informational and detailed; as well as for a seasoned weedpuenuer! Thank you!Jessika H


  • I learned so incredibly much! i really began to feel even more passionate about consulting after completing this course!Leeza S

  • Thanks, this course was very informative and helpful for knowledge in the industry. Kyle K

Cited Experts

With over 800+ current, peer-reviewed citations, Medical Marijuana 411 is proud to be the leader in online medical marijuana education for patients, medical professionals, and dispensary consultants.

Additional videos from leading cited experts, scientists and physicians, and downloadable graphics are part of this certification. Here is a partial list of the scientists, researchers, educators and lawyers whose work is cited within the Medical Marijuana 411 certifications.

Our goal of creating the most current content for this cannabis certification course was obtained by using peer-reviewed research from industry experts. All citations utilized in this course meet standard guidelines and are part of the public domain. Experts listed below are not affiliated with Medical Marijuana 411 and no endorsement or authorization should be inferred by their inclusion on our website.

 Medical Marijuana 411 has included links to each expert to ensure credit is given for their research, legal and scientific studies under the guidelines of “Fair Use.”

  • Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
  • Dr. Sue Sisley
  • Dr. Donald Abrams
  • Dr. Jake Felice
  • Dr. Ethan Russo
  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon
  • Dr. Nishi Whiteley
  • Dr. Mark Ware
  • Dr. Yehiel Gaoni
  • Dr. Bruce Mirken
  • Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
  • Neil Juneja, Gleam Law
  • Orion Inskip, Gleam Law
  • Dr. Martin Lee
  • Dr. Allyn Howlett, Ph.D
  • Dr. Gregory T Carter
  • Dr. David Bearman
  • Dr. Lumir Hanuš
  • Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo
  • Dr. Robert Melamede
  • Dr. Dustin Sulak
  • Dr. Bonni Goldstein
  • Professor Roger Pertwee
  • Dr. Shohami
  • Dr. Ester Fride
  • Dr. Melanie Dreher

All noted, expert research citations are available at the end of each module. Medical Marijuana 411 complies with endnote standards and by a simple click on the hyperlink associated with the endnote, students can easily find the entire research article and/or peer-reviewed study for further reading and analysis.

Course Materials


  • Each section followed by endnote citation links to more than 800+ current, peer-reviewed research studies
  • Legal Considerations for Medical Professionals (what medical professionals can and cannot do)
  • 12 modules which consist of: legal framework, basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the ECS, and how cannabinoid receptors work with our bodies. Further modules will delve into important topics like: how to medicate, inhalation versus ingestion, contraindications, drug on drug interactions, terpenes, The Entourage Effect, cannabinoids, THC, CBD, and how medical marijuana works with a variety of different ailments.
  • Videos featuring: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Dr. Sue Sisley, Dr. Mark Ware, Dr. Donald Abrams and Dr. Jake Felice to help articulate section module content
  • Multiple videos which illustrate the ECS, CB1 & CB2 receptors, patient stories and expert testimony on multiple cannabis related topics.
  • Downloadable PDFs and graphics for review with colleagues, patients, and peers interested in the how’s and why’s medical marijuana is an option for patient treatment
  • The impact of cannabis on the opioid addiction crisis
  • Resource sections for further reading and review

What's Included

  • Instant access to all course materials
  • Printable and downloadable infographics
  • All research materials used for the online course
  • Lifetime, unlimited access
  • 24/7 access
  • No time limits
  • Start anytime
  • Work on your own time and at your own pace
  • Affordably priced
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