The MCC is approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to teach the Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) under the CDSS Continuing Education Program for Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees and Administrators.
The MCC serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded Study on "Cannabis, Health, & Young Adults (CHAYA)".
provides clinical training for health care providers who are interested in providing services and products for patients who have a physician’s approval for the medicinal use of cannabis
WEEKLY CULTIVATION CLASS USES LIVE PLANTS TO DEMONSTRATE HOW TO CULTIVATE 6 PLANTS (IN-DOORS) USING A SOIL MEDIUM
System produces up to 1 lb. dried and cured cannabis every 10 – 12 weeks
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
ON-LINE Courseon California Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act
MCC assists Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) Licensees in obtaining Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) approval to participate in the Willow Creek Springs Pilot Study conducted under the RCFE 87209 Flexibility Program.
ON-LINE Cannabis Approval
The Medical Cannabis Caregivers is a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 for the purpose of providing educational and clinical training resources that support the advancement of health care services provided to patients who have a physician’s approval for the medicinal use of cannabis.
MCC Classes, Workshops and Programs include a Physician Orientation on Approving a Patient’s Medicinal Use of Cannabis, a Patient Orientation on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis, Cultivation Classes, a Cultivation Workshop , a Medical Cannabis Practitioner Training Program, and a Class on the Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).
Since 2006, over 3,000 participants including physicians, patients, attorneys, dispensary operators, cultivators, law enforcement officers and municipal officials have attended Classes, Workshops and Programs provided by the MCC.
Medical Cannabis Information and Resource Center
Many California cities still have a ban on the licensing of cannabis businesses. A “Medical Cannabis Information and Resource” Center is an alternative. The Center operates under the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
The Center provides patient services that includes classes and consultations on the medicinal use of cannabis, cultivation classes, classes on California’s regulatory frame work for the Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), a cannabis bookstore, assistance in obtaining a physician’s approval for the medicinal use of cannabis, assistance in obtaining a California Department of Health ID Card as a medicinal cannabis patient, and more.
The Center is a powerful way to gain community support for the City’s licensing of cannabis retail, cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities.
Approved by California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to Teach SB 94 Regulations
The MCC is approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to teach California’s Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) under the CDSS Continuing Education Program for the Re-certification of Health Care Facilities (HCF) licensees and administrators.
The Course focuses on the “retail license exemption” granted to state Health Care Facility (HCF) licensees who elect to provide cannabinoid-based medicines for Clients who have a physician approval for the medicinal use of cannabis.
Member of Advisory Board for First Federally Funded Study on Cannabis
The MCC currently serves on the Advisory Board for the first federally funded Study on cannabis, titled “Cannabis, Health, and Young Adults (CHAYA). The Study was initially funded in 2013, by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), to examine the natural history of cannabis use among young adult users and how their cannabis practices evolved over time.
The longitudinal Study, conducted over an 8-year period has documented changes and stability in young cannabis users’ substance use, health behaviors and health outcomes.
The Study website is www.chayala.org
Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program
Federal restrictions on the information a physician may provide to a patient regarding cannabis, has created a growing need for patient information regarding dosage, titration, ingestion methods, formulas, risks and side effects, drug interactions, overdosing, cannabis studies, and State Regulations related to a patient’s use of cannabis, and the collection of patient data on the efficacy of cannabinoid-based medicines used to treat a medical condition.
Under the leadership of Roger Barnes, MD, the MCC developed a Physician Orientation that provides information related to Medical Board Compliance, federal law, and liability protection when approving or recommending a patient’s medicinal use of cannabis.
The Orientation is offered online and provides the Software needed for a compliant and liability protected approval of a patient’s medicinal use of cannabis.
Senate Bill 94, authorizes California residents to cultivate up to six cannabis (6) plants.
Currently, the inability to obtain insurance for damages, resulting from the cultivation of cannabis in a residence, supports the need for Models like the MCC Cultivation Workshop.
The Workshop demonstrates and teaches how it is set up to provide a safe and insured space for each participant to cultivate 6 cannabis plants as authorized under California Regulations.
Workshop participants have their own grow tent and work under the supervision of a Workshop Instructor/Manager who ensures participants are following the Workshop cultivation protocols.
Clean Green Certification Program
Product Research and Development
Since 2006 the MCC has worked with scientists to develop cannabinoid-based medicines that are formulated to treat specific medical conditions.
An example, is a cannabinoid-based topical spray that has shown to be effective for the treatment of Stage 1 and 2 Pressure Injuries (bed sores). The MCC is currently sponsoring a Pilot Study on the use of a cannabinoid-based medicine to treat Pressure Injuries.
The cannabis strain known as Blueberry is used to standardize the product’s cannabinoid profile. The Blueberry strain, developed by DJ Short, an internationally known cannabis breeder and author, is widely known for its medicinal value.
The MCC was established in 2006 for the purpose of providing an educational program to support the advancement of healthcare services provided under State approved Medical Marijuana Programs.
52 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
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