New Mexico Medical Cannabis Foundational Certification
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Does your state have legal cannabis? Yes! Medical Cannabis and Adult Use is legal in New Mexico. On April 1, 2022, adult-use cannabis sales officially began in New Mexico. New Mexicans 21 and older are now able to begin making retail purchases of cannabis.
The Medical Cannabis Program was created under the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act. The purpose of this Act is to allow the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system to alleviate symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments. MCP continues to operate the patient registry and maintain the list of qualifying conditions.
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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 in your area. Our courses and certifications will provide you with knowledge and skillset to enter the cannabis job market competitively, right out of the gate.
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In addition to New Mexico Marijuana regulations, including the historic Lynn and Erin case which became the backbone New Mexico’s Compassionate Use Act, you will 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. Additional modules will cover important topics like: how to medicate, inhalation versus ingestion, contraindications, drug-on-drug interactions, and recommended rations of specific illnesses.
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. And 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.
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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
- 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
- Affirmative Defense
- Bankruptcy Protection
- Employment Law
- Access to Banking – Financial Crimes Enforcement Network FinCEN Guidance
- Copyright and Registration
Module 2 – New Mexico Medical Cannabis and Adult Use Cannabis Legal – Including the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act.
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 Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
- Introduction of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
- Largest Receptor System
- ECS – Video Explainer
- Newly Discovered
- Chemical Bridge to All Bodily Functions
- 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
- Human Thriving Behavior and the ECS
Module 5 – One Plant, One Complex Chemical Factory
- Minor Cannabinoids: CBG CBC CBN THCV
- 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
- 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 7 – 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 8 – Laboratory Testing
- How Testing Works
- Contaminants: Pesticides, Fungi and Mold
- How to Interpret a Test
Module 9 – Clinical Practice
- Anxiety Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Migraine Headaches
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Palliative Care
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Module 10 – Cannabis and Opioids
- Pain Management Today
- Cannabis and Opioids: The Good News
- Cannabis and NSAIDS: More Good News
Module 11 – Medical Myths and Facts
- Gateway Theory, Addiction and Brain Function
- Impaired Motivation, Memory and Mental State
- Lung Damage, Usage Patterns and Overall Danger
Module 12 – 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
New Mexico– Medical Marijuana Legal Overview
New Mexico is one of 36 states (plus D.C.) that have removed criminal penalties for the medical use of marijuana. In June 2019, the New Mexico Department of Health added six new qualifying conditions (opioid use disorder, autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, Friedreich’s Ataxia, Lewy Body Disease, and spinal muscular atrophy) to the state’s medical cannabis program, raising the total number of qualifying conditions to 28.
In 1978, New Mexico became the first state in the country to pass legislation recognizing the medical value of marijuana. The historic stand was due, in part, to the urging of Lynn Pierson, a cancer patient who died while advocating for marijuana to alleviate nausea, pain, and other symptoms associated with cancer and glaucoma.
In 2007, the New Mexico Legislature passed SB 523, or the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act. SB 523 legalized medical cannabis and established a system regulated by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). It directed the NMDOH to establish, implement, and administer the statewide Medical Cannabis Program. This law allows New Mexicans with a physician’s recommendation for treatment of one of 28 recognized medical conditions to use cannabis.
The legislature and governor also enacted SB 406 during the 2019 session to expand the state’s medical cannabis program. SB 406 includes reciprocity for visiting patients, allows home growers to pay manufacturers to process their cannabis, allows patients to renew their medical cannabis cards every three years rather than annually, and includes employment protections for medical cannabis patients.
For information on New Mexico’s medical marijuana program, including information on qualifying conditions and how to become a patient, please visit the New Mexico Health Department’s information page.
On Friday, April 1, 2022, adult-use cannabis sales officially began in New Mexico. New Mexicans 21 and older are now able to begin making retail purchases of cannabis.
The launch of adult-use sales comes exactly 366 days after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Cannabis Regulation Act into law. In 2021, New Mexico became the 18th state to legalize adult-use cannabis and the fifth to do so through the legislative process rather than by voter initiative.
The law officially went into effect on June 29, 2021. Adults can legally possess up to two ounces of cannabis and cultivate up to six mature plants. You can read a summary of the law, which was HB 2, ,here.
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Cervical dystonia
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Friedreich’s ataxia
- Hepatitis C infection
- Hospice patients
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
- Intractable nausea/vomiting
- Lewy body disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Opioid dependency or other substance abuse disorders
- Painful peripheral neuropathy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe chronic pain
- Spasmodic torticollis
- Spinal cord damage
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Ulcerative colitis
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