Medical Marijuana Continuing Medical Education – Psychologist

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of psychologists involved in the care of patients who are considering using medical marijuana as part of their care plan in States that recognize marijuana as a medical treatment.

Course is available online from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024

Estimated time to complete activity: 6 hours

If you are a medical group or network and need multi-seat pricing for groups larger than 10 people, please call 844.411.0500

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AffinityCE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  AffinityCE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: History and Legal Landscape

  • Evaluate the legal context in which cannabis can be discussed with patients, given it is legal in many states, but still recognized as a federally illegal substance.
  • Compare the historical medicinal uses of marijuana to modern resurgence in patient use of medical marijuana.
  • Assess the lack of clinical studies related to Schedule 1 classification of marijuana.

Module 2: The Endocannabinoid System

  • Evaluate how cannabinoids interact with receptors, based on research conducted since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system.
  • Interpret the function of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of the body.

Module 3: Cannabinoids and Terpenes

  • Differentiate major and minor cannabinoids.
  • Summarize how cannabinoids and terpenes affect the endocannabinoid receptor system.

Module 4: Studies on Therapeutic Uses

  • Assess the pros and cons of cannabinoids and their effects on various medical conditions.

Module 5: Cannabis and Opioids in Chronic Pain Treatment

  • Evaluate the research studies regarding opioids versus cannabinoids in the treatment of the symptoms of chronic pain.

Module 6: Side Effects, Chronic Effects and Misuse

  • Analyze the side effects, contraindications, and safety concerns of medicinal cannabis.
  • Identify signs of abuse, misuse, and chronic effect of marijuana use.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Cox has no financial interest to disclose.

AffinityCE staff, MMM411 staff, and planning and review committees have no financial interests to disclose.

Mitigation of Relevant Financial Relationships

AffinityCE adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Faculty

Dr. Jack Cox is a senior healthcare executive with over 25 years’ experience in regional and national senior leadership positions. Areas of expertise and experience include strategic development of performance improvement systems, innovation, clinical program strategic development and implementation, leadership development, large program operations, education, research and national and international publishing and speaking.

Dr. Cox is a board certified Family Physician, a fellow of the American Board of Family Practice, a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives & holds a master’s degree in Medical Management from Tulane University. He has been named one of Becker’s Top 100 CMO’s to know in 2014 & 2016 & has authored 4 books.

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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