Does your state have legal cannabis?
No. As of this writing, October 25, 2022, Kentucky is one of only 13 states that lacks a comprehensive medical cannabis law and one of only 19 states that still punishes simple possession of cannabis with jail time. In March 2022, MPP released a report highlighting the 19 states — including Kentucky — that have yet to decriminalize cannabis and the negative consequences of this inaction. Despite a majority of Kentuckians supporting full legalization, legislators were unsuccessful at even reducing criminal penalties to a civil fine. Under current law, a first offense for possession of up to eight ounces of cannabis carries a maximum penalty of 45 days’ imprisonment and up to a $250 fine.
On March 17, 2022, the Kentucky House of Representatives voted 59-34 to pass a medical cannabis bill, HB 136. This was the second time the full House ever voted on the issue, and the second time that it passed. But unfortunately, Senate leadership refused to assign the bill to a committee, effectively ending the bill for the year.
A disappointment for patients, who have been working for many years to convince the legislature to pass medical cannabis. A February 2020 Kentucky Health Issues Poll found that 90% of Kentuckians support medical cannabis., providing more of a conundrum for Kentuckians supporting medical marijuana legalization. Although Rep. Jason Nemes, Sen. Stephen West, and other compassionate legislators have introduced medical cannabis legislation, none of the bills have advanced in the Senate.
There are initiatives underway, although with lots of roadblocks to pass the law in Kentucky, 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 Kentucky and want to give those interested in the science behind the plant, the opportunity to learn more.
What does the Advanced CBD Certification Include?
This course has been designed to walk you through the fundamentals of CBD and by using the science and research of how this natural medicine can possibly improve your health and wellness. CBD is not the same thing as cannabis, marijuana or hemp. CBD is a single compound in the cannabis plant, from the Cannabaceae family of plants. Cannabis produces many naturally occurring compounds, including CBD.
Our courses and certifications will provide you with knowledge and skillset to enter the cannabis job market competitively, right out of the gate.
The Advanced CBD Certification is an online course that covers a series of 10 modules designed to teach healthcare and industry professionals the fundamental topics of CBD derived products and includes a specific module on the legal framework of Indiana marijuana and CBD laws.
In addition to Indiana specific CBD Oil regulations, learn about the federal legal framework, the basics of the cannabis plant, the Endocannabinoid System, and how cannabinoid receptors work with our bodies. Did you know that Healthcare Professionals are covered by Federal Law to talk to patients about Medical Marijuana even in non-legal states by an existing statute? That’s the wealth of information contained in MM411, Inc. certifications.
This certification also 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.