Alaska Marijuana Handler Permit Certification Course

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Updated May 2024 with new Alaska regulations and US Federal Legal.

MM411 has been approved by the state of Alaska to offer the Alaska Marijuana Handler Permit Online Certification Program (AK-DOH APPROVAL: MHCP 209). This online program includes all the instruction required by the state of Alaska per 3 AAC306.700.

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What does the Certification Include?

Medical Marijuana 411 is approved in the state of Alaska to offer the Alaska Handler Permit Certification. You will learn the core fundamentals of cannabis science and explore cannabis industry knowledge.

The Alaska Handler Permit Certification is an online course that covers a series of 10 modules designed to teach industry professionals the fundamental topics of cannabis and includes a specific module on the legal framework, forms and other pertinent information regarding the Alaska Marijuana program.

In addition to Alaska-specific regulations, you’ll learn about the federal 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. You’ll also learn about the Effects of Consumption of Marijuana and Marijuana Products.

This Alaska Handler Permit certification  includes video testimonials from scientists and medical experts, downloadable infographics, additional visuals to support the written content, and a final exam to receive your certificate. Any individual wanting to learn more about the science of cannabis will find this course valuable.

We guarantee your complete satisfaction or your money back. To date, MM411, Inc has never had a return. Enrollees love our certifications and we stand by our courses with a 100% guarantee.

As part of the Medical Marijuana 411 adult online education platform, enrollees may start and stop their courses at any time. Students who complete our certifications and/or coursework will have a permanent student dashboard to review materials. If you want to review course information in the future, simply log into your dashboard to re-visit the content. All coursework and graphics can be downloaded for future re-use with customers, clients and patients.

As you expand your cannabis educational pursuits, make sure to check out additional courses such as our Advanced CBD Certification. Medical Marijuana 411 will be adding new expert level certifications monthly. Subscribe to our e-news to stay informed!



Module 1 – US Legal

  • U.S. Controlled Substances Act
  • Drug Schedule – Cannabis Schedule I
  • Drug Schedule (Graphic)
  • COVID Cannabis Guidelines
  • Economic Impact
  • Cannabis genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae
  • Legal differentiation between hemp and marijuana distinguished by their respective concentrations of the cannabinoid delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • 2018 Farm Bill
    • Impact on hemp classification
  • SAFE Banking Act
  • U.S. Pat. No. 6,630,507
  • Trademarks
  • Ogden Memo
  • Cole Memo
  • Wilkenson Memo
  • 2018 Sessions Memorandum
  • Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Amendment
  • Joyce Amendment
  • Conant v. Walters
  •  What Medical Professionals Can Legally Provide To Their Patients (Graphic)
  • Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds: Quality Considerations for Clinical Research
  • Guidance for Industry – Downloadable PDf
  • Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds: Quality Considerations for Clinical Research
  • Guidance for Industry – Video Explainer
  • Taxes
  • Affirmative Defense
  • Bankruptcy Protection
  • Employment Law
  • Access to Banking  – Financial Crimes Enforcement Network FinCEN Guidance
  • Copyright and Registration

Module 2 – Alaska State Marijuana Regulations

  • 3 AAC 306.700
  • State Legal Status – Statutes
  • Alaska State Rules
  • Marijuana Handlers – Marijuana Handler Permit Card
  • Medical Marijuana Patients and Designated Providers
  • Reinstatement of License-failure to renew Eff. 7.30.22
  • Sec 17.38.050 False identification, penalty

Module 3 – History

  • Early History of Cannabis Use
  • Cannabis in the West
  • U.S. Prohibition History
  • The Medical Implications of U.S. Prohibition
  • Medical Cannabis Today
  • Hemp vs Cannabis
  • Brief Chronology of History in Spain and throughout Europe

Module 4 – The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

  • Introduction of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
  • Largest Receptor System
  • ECS – Video Explainer
  • Newly Discovered
  • Chemical Bridge to All Bodily Functions
  • Homeostasis
  • Healthy Body = Healthy ECS
  • ECS – Downloadable Graphic
  • Dr Jake Felice – What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? Video Interview
  • Largest Neurotransmitter System of all “the body’s supercomputer”
  • 1964 discovery of THC and CBD – Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D and Yehiel Gaoni, Ph.D
  • The Scientist – video regarding Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D discoveries
  • Allyn Howlett, Ph.D  – Isolating THC in the brain – 1998
    • No cannabinoid receptors in the cardiac and respiratory centers of the brainstem therefore no overdose from cannabis
  • Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D found in 1992, brain chemical that mirrors the effects of THC
    • Two brain chemicals – anandamide, Sanskrit word “ananda” brain chemical that mimics THC and CBD, 2-Arachidonoylglycerol, which they named 2-AG.
  • Endogenous Molecules “endocannabinoids”.
  • CB1 receptors, and CB2 receptors
  • Cannabinoids and how they attach to receptors
  • CB1 receptors
    • Located in the central nervous system and affect many brain functions including movement, anxiety, stress, fear, pain, appetite, reward, and motor control
  • CB2 receptors
    • CB2 receptors control the release of cytokines, immuno-regulatory proteins, that are linked to inflammation during illness or after injury.
  • Retrograde Inhibition
  • Lack of education on the Endocannabinoid System
  • Clinical Studies
  • At a Glance – Downloadable Infographic
  • Homeostatsis
  • Humand Thriving Behavior and the ECS

Module 5 – One Plant, One Complex Chemical Factory

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

Module 6 – Getting Cannabinoids into the Bloodstream

  • Inhalation: Smoking vs. Vaporization
  • In the News Discussions
  • Cannabis Flower vs. Concentrate
  • Different Concentrate Consistencies
  • Extraction Methods
  • Winterization
  • Concentrates Using Solvents
  • Solventless Concentrates
  • Edibles, Oral Mucosal, Topicals and Suppositories
  • The Role of the Dispensary: Experts within the Dispensary

Module 7 – Effects of Consumption of Marijuana Products

  • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
  • Cannabis Use Disorder
  • Short Term Side Effects
  • Long Term Side Effects
  • Physical Effects
  • Problems with Child Development
  • Cannabis Over Consumption
  • Cannabis Tolerance

Module 8 – Marijuana and Driving

  • Zero Tolerance Policy
  • Common Questions and Answers
  • Marijuana Fact Sheet

Module 9 –  How To Apply For Your Alaska Marijuana Handler Permit

Cited Experts

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

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Additional videos from leading cited cannabis 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.”

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  3. Corwin V.

    Excellent course, informative and the length of course was adequate.

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  8. Grace P.

    Some of the questions it was hard to answer because i don’t really felt like i only knew 100% what it was asking making it hard to know what the answer was maybe add some detail so the reader gets what the question is really looking for

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  10. Coby R.

    Course was very informative

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