Medical Professional Cannabis Certification

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Medical Cannabis Certification For Medical Professionals

Our 12 module Medical Professional Cannabis Certification curricula consists of:

Single Student: $399
Group Pricing: $350

  • 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 Description

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.

All coursework and graphics can be downloaded for future re-use with customers, clients, and patients. Additional resources of lengthier, pertinent PDFs are available by clicking on the research endnote at the end of each section module.

Enrollment in this online course allows you to start and stop at any time. Any students completing our certifications and/or coursework will have permanent access to their student dashboard to review materials at any time. If in the future, you want to review any information, simply log-on to your dashboard to re-visit the content.

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

Cited Research 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.

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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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