Massachusetts Medical Society: Module 2.1 - General Information about Medical Marijuana under Federal Law

Module 2.1 - General Information about Medical Marijuana under Federal Law

General Information about Medical Marijuana under Federal Law


    This syllabus topic reviews Federal Laws concerning medical marijuana, as well as many of 
    the medical legal issues that U.S. clinicians will face. This course is not intended to serve as 
    legal advice or guidance.

    Course Objectives

    After reading this material, a participant will be able to:

    • Describe the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970 and how medical marijuana is treated under the CSA
    • Explain the difference between recommending a medication and prescribing a medication
    • Define medical malpractice and professional misconduct  

    Course Fee

    The course fees are as follows:   
    Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00   
    Non-MMS Member: $22.00   
    Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

    Faculty/Authors and Editors 

    Yulian Shtern,  Esq.,  
    Associate, Abrams Fensterman 

    Elizabeth Kase,  Esq.,  
    Partner, Abrams Fensterman

    Meredith Fisher-Corn  , MD 
    The Answer Page, Inc   
    Stephen B. Corn,  MD 
    Founding Editor-in-Chief 
    The Answer Page, Inc



    Course Credit

    Deadline for completing the course is October 17, 2020.

    1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and The Answer Page, Inc. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement
    The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

    This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk mangement study.

    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
    Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

    Continuing Education Credit for Pharmacists
    The Board of Registration in Pharmacy in Massachusetts, (BOARD), accepts three continuing education types:  ACPE,   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and continuing education activities approved by any State Board of Pharmacy.  Click here for a list of all state Boards of Pharmacy.

    A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    Activity Term

    Original Release Date: October 17, 2017
    Review Date: N/A
    Termination Date: October 17, 2020

    System Requirements

    Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
    Mac OSX 10.6 higher

    IE8, 9, 10 
    Firefox 18.0+ 
    Chrome 26+ 
    Safari 5+

    iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices) 
    Android devices including tablets and phones 
    Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported. 
    Flash Player  and  Adobe Reader  are required for some online CME courses.



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