A Nationally Approved CME/CE Medical Marijuana Course
3 CME/CE credits
This course introduces the reader to the endocannabinoid system, and addresses many aspects of the therapeutic use of cannabinoids, including administration, drug interactions, and the health effects of cannabinoids in various patient populations.
3 CME/CE credits: This enduring activity is accredited for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Course Overview
- Statement of Need/Program Overview
- Table of Contents
- CME/CE-certified Activity
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and The Answer Page.
Program Dates: 5/21/2023-5/21/2024
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists interested in the clinical use of cannabinoids. This activity is designed for learners of any level of skill and knowledge. No prior experience is required to attend this activity.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Describe the endocannabinoid system
- Discuss the components of the endocannabinoid system
- Define cannabis
- Define marijuana
- Define hemp
- Define phytocannabinoid
- Describe some of the phytocannabinoids
- Describe a variety of cannabis products
- Describe various modes of cannabis administration
- Describe the pharmacologic profile of marijuana for several modes of administration
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a history of psychotic illness
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a history of ischemic heart disease
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a history of hepatic disease
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a history of drug abuse
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a history of a hypersensitivity to cannabis-based products
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in obstetric patients
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in pediatric/adolescent patients
- Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in elderly patients
- List the enzymes responsible for the metabolism of three phytocannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN)
- Identify clinically significant drug interactions that may occur with cannabinoid-based drugs
- List multiple factors that influence the physiologic and cognitive effects of marijuana
- Discuss the physiologic effects of marijuana
- Discuss the cognitive effects of marijuana
- Describe how marijuana affects CNS function
- Describe how marijuana affects appetite and metabolism
- Describe how marijuana affects gastrointestinal function
- Describe how marijuana affects cardivascular function
- Describe how marijuana affects the reproductive system
- Describe how marijuana affects the eye
Statement of Need/Program Overview
Departments of Health and medical societies have identified a substantive educational gap with the regard to the provision of education on endocannabinoid system and medical cannabis to healthcare providers. This web-based activity, presented in a text format, will assess learners’ level of knowledge in this area.
Subscribers can complete the curriculum and refer back to the content at any point during their 12-month subscription period.
Table of Contents
A Nationally Approved CME/CE Medical Marijuana Course is comprised of 5 lessons:
- Lesson 1: The Endocannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids.
- Lesson 2: Marijuana Products, Modes of Administration and Pharmacology
- Lesson 3: Precautions: The Use of Cannabinoid-based Drugs in Special Patient Populations
- Lesson 4: Precautions: Cannabinoid-based Drug Metabolism and Potential Cannabinoid-based Drug Interactions
- Lesson 5: Physiologic and Cognitive Effects of Marijuana
Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to receive credit, participants must complete all of the course lessons. Participants must also score at least a 70% on each chapter quiz. Upon completion of lessons and quizzes, you must also complete the evaluation form. Your certificate will be available to download upon completion of the evaluation.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.
Global Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physician Accreditation Statement
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 Global Education Group (Global) and The Answer Page. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 3.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
|Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.|
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 3.0 contact hour(s) (0.3 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number – 0530-9999-23-022-H01-P).
This is a knowledge-based activity.
AGD PACE Approval Statement
|Global Education Group is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2023 to 5/31/2027. Provider ID# 329559. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 3.0 CE credits for dentistry professionals. (Subject Code: 750)|
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
|This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and The Answer Page. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours (which includes 0.8 hours of pharmacology).|
Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD Editor-in-Chief, The Answer Page, Inc.
Dr. Fisher-Corn is a board-certified physician specializing in anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. She received a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Duke University School of Engineering and a Medical Degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following an anesthesiology residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, she was an attending anesthesiologist at Women and Infants Hospital, Brown University Medical School.
Since 2009, she has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Answer Page, Inc., and has overseen the creation of well over 200 continuing medical education courses in multiple areas of medicine, including Perioperative & Hospital Medicine, and Opioid Prescribing & Risk Management. In addition, she has created more than 20 courses on the endocannabinoid system & the therapeutic use of cannabinoids, including numerous state required courses for The New York State Department of Health, The Florida Medical Association & The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, The Pennsylvania Department of Health, The Ohio State Medical Association, The Utah Department of Health & Human Resources, The West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources and The Minnesota Department of Health. At the recommendation of Professor Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, her content had been featured in Israel’s National Healthcare Provider Cannabis Program.
Dr. Fisher-Corn is the recipient of multiple national and international awards for her work in creating accredited educational content in the area of the endocannabinoid system & the therapeutic use of cannabinoids.