Mastery of Medical Cannabis Certification

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The Mastery of Medical Cannabis Certification online course is a series of modules designed to teach cannabis professionals what they need to know about cannabis.

This course is particularly well suited to those in patient-facing roles, including dispensary personnel and medical professionals, but is not limited to these audiences. Regardless of your specific job role, this foundational education prepares you for your work in the cannabis industry.

Learn about the legal framework surrounding cannabis in the United States and beyond. Discover the fundamentals of the cannabis plant and learn about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and how cannabis works in our bodies. This course, which includes video explanations from medical experts and engaging infographics, will provide value to anyone wanting to better understand the science and utilization of cannabis.

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.

Learn From the Most Comprehensive Cannabis Education Materials on the Market

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$160.00

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The Mastery of Medical Cannabis Certification offers cannabis education that will support your cannabis knowledge and skillset, allowing you to enter or successfully compete in the cannabis job market right out of the gate. This course allows you to learn the fundamentals of cannabis science and explore cannabis industry knowledge so you are prepared and certified to work with cannabis.

The Mastery of Medical Cannabis Certification consists of educational modules designed to teach cannabis professionals pertinent details that relate to, and enhance understanding of, their everyday work activities. This curriculum is supportive to those serving in a wide array of cannabis positions, from dispensary staff to cultivation to production to medical cannabis consultants.

If you work in a cannabis dispensary, this material will support you in your day-to-day role and provide salient talking points you can use in your customer interactions. With up-to-date information on cannabis science and insight into how cannabis has helped patients across the world, this course will leave you more knowledgeable about cannabis and better prepared to educate the cannabis-curious community around you.

If you support a cannabis grower, producer, manufacturer, or ancillary business, our Mastery of Medical Cannabis Certification will prepare you for the nuanced complexity of the cannabis industry. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of how state and federal laws impact your company and how you can stay compliant throughout your daily tasks and objectives.

If you are a cannabis clinician or consultant, this course will help guide you to better interactions with the people you support. You need to have accurate information at your fingertips so you can communicate well about cannabis, and that is what you will find in this course. The Mastery of Medical Cannabis Certification guides you through many concepts surrounding the therapeutic application of cannabis, ranging from dosing to product selection to more specific science about cannabinoids and how they engage with the endocannabinoid system.

The course begins by detailing the legality of cannabis at the state and federal level and breaking down what this means for cannabis professionals. Next, students will learn about the basics of the cannabis plant, the Endocannabinoid System, and how cannabinoid receptors work within our bodies. Additional modules cover important topics, including but not limited to: how to medicate with cannabis, inhalation versus ingestion, contraindications, and dosing considerations for specific illnesses.

This certification also includes video testimonials from scientists and medical experts, downloadable infographics, and additional visuals to support the written content. The education is followed by an exam, and upon passing, you will receive your official certification.

Did you know? Healthcare professionals are permitted, by federal law, to talk to patients about medical marijuana, even in non-legal states. This is but one example of the wealth of information contained in MM411, Inc. certifications.

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.

Course Syllabus

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 – 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 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 Medical Provider
  • The Role of the Dispensary: Experts within the Dispensary

Module 6 – Patient Centered Dosing

  • Considerations Before Medicating with Cannabis
  • Set and Setting
  • Drug-Drug Interactions
  • Relative Contraindications
  • Youth Under 25
  • Patients and Cardiac Conditions
  • Patients with Psychiatric Diagnoses
  • Immunocompromised Patents
  • Biphasic Effect
  • Finding the Appropriate Dose
  • Recommended Ratios for Specific Illnesses

Module 7 – Laboratory Testing

  • How Testing Works
  • Contaminants: Pesticides, Fungi and Mold
  • How to Interpret a Test

Module 8 – Clinical Practice

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Menopause

Module 9 – Cannabis and Opioids

  • Pain Management Today
  • Cannabis and Opioids: The Good News
  • Cannabis and NSAIDS: More Good News

Module 10 – Medical Myths and Facts

  • Gateway Theory, Addiction and Brain Function
  • Impaired Motivation, Memory and Mental State
  • Lung Damage, Usage Patterns and Overall Danger

Module 11 – Side Effects Abuse and Misuse

  • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
  • Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)
  • Short and Long Term Side Effects
  • Physical and Mental Effects
  • Cannabis and driving
  • Cannabis Overconsumption and Tolerance

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.

View all of our Cited Experts

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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  2. Chuck O.

    well done!

  3. April S.

    It would have been nice to have been able to listen to the courses. It wouldn’t play anything when I tried to push the play button on the bottom left side. Also I didn’t pass one of the quizzes and it wouldn’t let me retake it

  4. EthanH.

    This course was fantastic! My only note is to have all printable documents (pictures, charts, pdf etc.) available for download at the end of the course

  5. Marcel G.

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  6. Denel K.

    Thank you. Less statistics more content for clinical practice.

  7. Jessie G.

    It has helped me understand how it works better

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