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The Medical Marijuana 411 online curriculum is designed to educate physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and nurse practitioners about medical marijuana based on research and unbiased content. The Utah Qualified Medical  Provider Certification course has been approved by the Utah Department of Health.  This course meets or exceeds the Utah DOH, Center for Medical Cannabis Qualified Medical Provider Continuing Education Requirement, of a minimum of 4 hours of CE to become a registered, qualified practitioner with the Utah Department of Health under Utah Code 26-61a-106 (3).

The curriculum for the Utah Medical Cannabis Qualified Medical Provider also allows physicians and physician assistants to claim up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credits through the Medical Marijuana 411 ACCME accredited course. Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners can claim up to 10 hours CPE and CNE credit (respectively) as the CME course is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

The curriculum includes Utah State Medical Marijuana law. Developed as a curriculum that includes the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ course and Utah State Medical Marijuana, only 1 certificate will need to be submitted to the Utah DOH for approval.

NOTE: The course also is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

If you are a medical group or network and need multi-seat pricing, please call 844.411.0500 x813.

Registration requirements and instructions are available online on the DOH website.

More information about the Utah Medical Cannabis Act and medical provider training is available at medicalcannabis.utah.gov or (801)538-6504.

Single Medical Provider: $99
Group Pricing: $89
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As part of the Medical Marijuana 411 adult online education, enrollees may start and stop at any time. Any students completing our certifications and/or coursework will have a permanent 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.

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.

ACCME Program Agenda

  • Module 1: History and Legal Landscape
  • Module 2: The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Module 3: The Endocannabinoid System
  • Module 4: Cannabinoids and Terpenes
  • Module 5: Studies on Therapeutic Uses
  • Module 6: Cannabis and Opioids in Chronic Pain Treatment
  • Module 7: Side Effects and Chronic Effects

Utah Legal Agenda

  • Utah Legal Overview
    • Utah Medical Cannabis Act
    • Qualifying Conditions
    • Applying for a medical cannabis card through their qualified medical provider (QMP)
    • Definition of QMP
    • Requirements to recommend medical cannabis
    • Participation in the Medical Cannabis Program
    • Four types of medical cannabis patient cards
  • Utah State Legal Statutes – Definitions and Provisions
  • Definition, differentiations and cultivation, processing, medical recommendation, and patient use of medical cannabis under the Utah Medical Cannabis Act
  • Differentiates between the cultivation, processing and production of cannabis as outlined in the Utah Medical Cannabis Act
  • Approved methodologies and dosage for medical cannabis
    • Approved forms of cannabis; ways to medicate
    • Changes from 9.16.19 Special Legislative Session – allows for patients to receive a standard 30-day supply of medical cannabis, regardless of their distance to a Medical Cannabis Pharmacy.
  • Licensing and Regulation – Medical Providers and Cannabis Pharmacies
    • Qualifying Medical Provider (QMP)
      • Requirements
      • Registration
      • Patient Limitations
        • Exceptions – Hospice and Palliative Care
        • Petition for more clients
      • Electronic Documentation Requirements
      • Patient Counseling Requirements
      • Medical Cannabis Pharmacies
        • Overview and age requirements
        • Changes from 9.16.19 Special Legislative Session
        • State Central Fill Pharmacy and Local Health Department – REMOVED
        • Increase of Medical Cannabis Pharmacies from seven to fourteen
        • Home Delivery
        • State Central Patient Portal
      • Packaging, Labeling and Tracking Requirements
        • What must be on medical cannabis labels
        • Transaction database requirements

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Interpret the Federal and Utah legal context regarding medical marijuana even though marijuana is recognized as a federally illegal substance. NOTE: Utah Legal section includes the updates from the 9.16.19 Special Legislative Session which includes no mention of the State Central Fill Pharmacy and Local Health Department within the coursework, State Central Patient Portal, number of medical cannabis pharmacies increased from seven to fourteenand amended rules for standard 30 day supply of medical cannabis, regardless of distance to a medical marijuana pharmacy.
  • Explain why there is a lack of clinical studies due to Schedule I classification of marijuana.
  • Utah Medical Cannabis Act and other Utah state laws relating to medical cannabis.
  • Summarize and explain the Pharmacology of Marijuana including the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System and how its discovery has led to further research into how cannabinoids interact with the receptors.
  • Summarize the function of the Endocannabinoid System in the regulation of the body through a vast network of receptors involved in maintaining homeostasis, neuroprotection, and other regulatory functions.
  • Understand the History of Cannabis, prohibition and early use
  • Discuss and interpret the basic pharmacology of phytocannabinoids, major and minor cannabinoids, terpenes and the effect on the Endocannabinoid receptor system.
  • Assess pros and cons of cannabinoids and their effects on the symptoms of ailments such as anxiety, chronic pain, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, neurodegenerative illnesses, post-traumatic stress and migraines.
  • Understand contraindications: absolute and relative for medical practitioners.
  • Understanding medical marijuana as it relates to the continuing care of a patient.
  • Assess pros and cons of cannabinoids and their effects on the symptoms of ailments such as anxiety, chronic pain, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, neurodegenerative illnesses, post-traumatic stress and migraines.
  • Evaluate the current research studies regarding opioids versus cannabinoids in the treatment of the symptoms of chronic pain.
  • Discuss side effects and contraindications of medicinal cannabis and safety concerns with its use.
  • Identify signs of abuse, misuse and chronic effects of marijuana use.
  • Drug Interactions
  • Warnings and Precautions
  • Abuse and Misuse
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Course Materials

Topics

  • Utah Medical Cannabis Act – Legal Overview
  • Includes Changes from 9.16.19 Special Legislative Session
  • Updated content as of 3-24-2020
  • Each section followed by approved endnote citation links to current, peer reviewed research studies
  • 7 modules which include: legal framework, basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
  • Downloadable pdfs and graphic for review with colleagues, patients and peers interested in the how’s and why’s medical marijuana is an option for patient treatment
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