Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum (17 Modules)

Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum (17 Modules)

Editors' Note: Medical marijuana has become an important area of study in healthcare. Doctors and healthcare professionals must understand the medical, legal and social issues to best respond to their patients’ questions and attend to their needs. This content area is not intended to encourage or dissuade the use of medical marijuana, but has been created to provide a balanced portrayal of the research in this area. 

This course was developed by TheAnswerPage.com, which is a medical education website founded by Stephen B. Corn, MD, with Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD, serving as Editor-in-Chief. TheAnswerPage has been offering medical educational content worldwide since 1998 providing peer-reviewed content focused on medical cannabis, pain and the opioid epidemic.  

The Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum is an extensive course that is designed to introduce the clinician to the details of the endocannabinoid system and its interactions with medical cannabis.  The course builds on this foundation to address cannabis administration, dosing, contraindications, metabolism and drug interactions.  Studies addressing the physiologic, cognitive and mental health effects of cannabis are reviewed in detail. In addition, Modules 8 through 16 are focused on the medical use of cannabis for ten distinct disease states. These courses significantly expand the Massachusetts Medical Society’s continuing medical education courses in cannabis and its use for medicinal purposes. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the endocannabinoid system and phytocannabinoids.
  • Examine cannabis administration, dosing, contraindications, metabolism and drug interactions. 
  • Discuss the physiological effects and cognitive effects of cannabis. 
  • Identify the mental health effects of cannabis. 
  • Explain cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. 
  • Review the history of medical cannabis. 
  • Assess the medical use of cannabis for specific diseases such as: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and spasticity, and neuropathic pain.

Module I - Endocannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids         
2.0 CME Credits | RM | Text 

Module 2 -  Guidance on the Recommendation of Medical Cannabis
2.5 CME Credits | RM | Text

Module 2.1 -  General Information about Medical Marijuana under Federal Law NEW
1.0 CME Credits | RM | Text 

Module 3 -  Cannabis Products, Modes of Administration, Dosing Considerations and Contraindications
3.5 CME Credits | RM | Text                                                                                                          

Module 4 - Cannabis: Physiologic and Cognitive Effects
2.0 CME Credits | RM | Text                       

Module 5 – Cannabis Use and Mental Health Effects
2.0 CME Credits | RM | Text                                                                    

Module 6 - Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
1.25 CME Credits | RM | Text                                                   

Module 7 - The History of Medical Cannabis
2.0 CME Credits | RM | Text                                                     

Module 8 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
1.25 CME Credits | RM | Text 

Module 9 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Cancer                                                
1.0 CME Credits | RM | Text

Module 10 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Epilepsy
1.25 CME Credits | RM | Text

Module 11 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in HIV/AIDS
1.0 CME Credits | RM | Text

Module 12 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Huntington’s Disease
1.0 CME Credits | RM | Text

Module 13 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
.75 CME Credits | RM | Text

Module 14 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Multiple Sclerosis (and Spasticity)
2.5 CME Credits | RM | Text                       

Module 15 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Neuropathic Pain
.75 CME Credits | RM | Text

Module 16 - Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Parkinson’s Disease
1.25 CME Credits | RM | Text   


   

                                                          

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