Iowa Advanced CBD Certification
Above pricing is for a single seat purchase, see below for multi-seat pricing.
This course provides an overview of the cannabis and hemp laws in Iowa as well as foundational information about CBD. Although full-plant cannabis is not yet legal in Iowa, CBD products are available to consumers in all 50 states due to the recent legalization of hemp at the federal level. We have provided the information you need to understand CBD and how it is produced, sold, and regulated in Iowa. We also help you understand the implications of CBD policy to cannabis patients, practitioners, consumers, and workers.
If you are a dispensary, medical group, or company and interested in multi-seat pricing or a customized, white label course, please call 844.411.0500.
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Does your state have legal cannabis? Kind of! Medical Cannabis is legal in Iowa. However, only low THC products are allowed for limited and specified ailments. Although there are no state mandated certifications required in Iowa, Medical Marijuana 411 has developed a Iowa specific certification which includes key information about the Iowa Medical Marijuana legal framework. Iowa Medical Cannabis key historical moments in the legalization timeline are also included as part of the certification.
There are initiatives underway to change the law in Iowa and at Medical Marijuana 411 we believe in the right to education. So we suggest starting your cannabis education certification with our Advanced CBD Certification or even check out our courses on FDA Approved Cannabinoid Medications.
It is important to remember that MM411, Inc is not advocating to break the law but believes that laws will change in Iowa and want to give those interested in the science behind the plant, the opportunity to learn more.
Where to start?
Our certification programs span from Washington state to New York, and every legal state in between. The Medical Cannabis Foundational Certification will allow you to learn the core fundamentals of cannabis science and explore cannabis industry knowledge, so you are prepared to be a certified hire, as medical cannabis is legalized in your state. Our courses and certifications will provide you with knowledge and skillset to enter the cannabis job market competitively, right out of the gate.
Get certified by the best cannabis education company, Medical Marijuana 411 (MM411 Inc).
As your state continues to update cannabis laws, MM411 Inc. is committed to keeping up with the changes to keep you informed. Become certified early, and be ready and be ready to thrive in the cannabis industry.
Medical and Industry Professionals who want to understand the science of cannabis, legal implications for health care providers and the cannabis curious. With over 800+ peer-reviewed research citations, the Medical Cannabis Foundational Certification is the most current, complete and certification program available anywhere, online or in-person.
What does the Certification Include?
The Medical Cannabis Foundational Course is an online course that covers a series of 11 modules designed to teach healthcare and industry professionals the fundamental topics of 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 certification includes: video testimonials from scientists and medical experts, downloadable infographics, additional visuals to support the written content followed by an exam to receive your certificate. Any individual wanting to learn more about the science of cannabis will find the course valuable.
Iowa THC Law
Legislation (HF 2589), signed into law in 2020, eliminated the 3% THC cap. Under the new law, operators may not dispense CBD products that contain “more than a combined total of four and one-half grams of total THC to a patient … in a 90-day period.” This threshold does not apply to patients suffering from a terminal illness or to those whose physicians have determined greater quantities of THC are necessary in order to sufficiently treat the patient’s debilitating medical condition.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Autism (with self-injurous or aggressive behavior)
- Cancer-related chronic pain, nausea, or cachexia
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Intractable epilepsy
- Terminal illness
- Ulcerative colitis
- Chronic pain
Module 1 – CBD What You Need To Know
- Intended Audience/Purpose/Desired Tone
- What is CBD?
- Cannabis sativa
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or delta-9-THC
- CBD For Wellness
- Rise of CBD Popularity
Module 2 – CBD History And Legal Landscape (including Iowa Legal)
Understanding The Plant Basics
- Cannabaceae – Family of Plants
- Cannabis sativa – Species
- Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis – Sub Species
- Cultivars (individual plant types)
– Cannabis sativa genus, subspecies
- Cannabis sativa -sativa
- Cannabis sativa -indica
- Cannabis sativa -ruderalis
- Chemovar -Chemical Classification Of Cannabis
- Type I
- Type II
- Type III
- Classifications of Cannabis
- History of Cannabis
- Cannabis in the ancient world
- Cannabis in the modern world
- How Drugs are Scheduled in the US
- Legally Approved US States
- Country Implications
- CBD Regulations and Patient Safety
- Inconsistent Regulations
- Lack of Education
Module 3 – CBD And The Body – Understanding How CBD Works With The ECS
- Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – Largest Receptor System
- Discovery of the ECS
- Mechanics of the ECS
- Endocannabinoid Tone
- Cannabinoid Receptors
- CB1 and CB2 Receptors
- Endogenous cannabinoids
- Anandamide, N-arachidonoylethenolamine (AEA)
- 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG)
- Biased Signaling
- Retrograde Inhibition
Module 4 – CBD and the Body
- Exogenous Cannabinoids & Phytocannabinoids
- CBD and THC – Major Cannabinoids
- 113+ Minor Cannabinoids
- Know Your Cannabinoids
- Entourage Effect
- Types of Cannabinoids
- Terpene Chart
Module 5- What Does CBD Do?
- Endocannabinoid Tone for Homeostasis
- CBD Interacts with Other Biological Pathways
- At a Glance – Health Benefits of CBD
- ECS Deficiency Syndrome
- Reduction of Pharmaceutical Medications
- Death by Drug
- Side Effects
- Cannabis Use Disorder
Module 6 – How to CBD? Finding the Right CBD Product
- Various CBD Products
- CBD Isolate
- Broad Spectrum
- Full Spectrum
- Marijuana and Hemp as Legal Terms – Definitions
- CBD:THC Ratios
- Ways to Consume CBD
- Tinctures and Oils
- High CBD Flower
- Delivery Methods and Timing
Module 7 – Sourcing Quality CBD Products
- Certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
- Interpreting Lab Testing and Certificates of Analysis
- Seed to Sale
- Cannabinoid and Terpene Composition
- Interpreting CBD Labels
- Where to Purchase CBD
- Hemp-Derived CBD Products
- Online Provider
- Brick and Mortar Store
- Cannabis Dispensary
- Budtender/Consultant/Wellness Consultant
- Cannabis Educated/Friendly Medical Professionals
Module 8 – Finding The Right CBD Product For You
- Patient Centered Dosing
- Self-Titration Through Microdosing
- Dosing Considerations by Product Type
- Cannabinoid Guide
- Finding Your CBD:THC Ratio
- Step-by-Step Dosing Protocol
- Preventative Wellness and Proactive Approach to Health
- Set and Setting
Module 9 – CBD For Specific Ailments
- Anxiety and Depression
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders (GI)
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Neurodegenerative disorders(NDs)
- Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
- Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
- Huntington’s Disease (HD)
- CBD for Brain Injury
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- CBD for Drug Addiction
- Opioid Addiction
- Chronic and Acute Pain
- Fibromyalgia (FM)
Module 10 – Glossary
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 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.”
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