Liz McDuffie

Director

52 N. Mentor Ave.                                Pasadena, CA 91106    



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)".

Classes, Programs & OVERVIEW

 


Medical Cannabis PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION
      PROGRAM     

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)
approved   

      ON-LINE Course

on California Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act

     WILLOW CREEK SPRINGS                        PILOT STUDY 

     ON CBD TOPICAL SPRAY 

            FOR TREATMENT                      OF PRESSURE INJURIES

 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

    $49

  LICENSED PHYSICIAN              AVAILABLE                                    

   7 Days a Week     

 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

MCC Overview

Our Mission

 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.

Classes

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.

 

The MCC Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program teaches participants how to  consult patients on the medicinal use of cannabinoid-based medicines for the treatment of a medical condition.  

The Program explains the services and products a Practitioner is authorized to provide under the California Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).

 

Over 130 health care providers including nurses, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, pharmacists and physical therapists have completed the MCC Practitioner Program.

Physician Orientation

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.

Cultivation Workshop

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

Since 2009,  the MCC has taught the Clean Green Certification Program, founded by Chris Van Hook, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic Certifier.  The Clean Green Certification Program is based on the USDA Organic Program guidelines. 

 

In accordance with the USDA Organic Certification Program, the Clean Green Program  includes the Certification of the cultivation system and the facilities that distribute Clean Green Certified products.

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. 

MCC

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.

(626) 744-3191

52 North Mentor Avenue
Second Floor
Pasadena, CA 91106

Operating Hours
11AM to 5PM Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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