Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program

PLEASE NOTE:  The Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program is based on California SB 94 Regulations for the medicinal and adult use of cannabis.


The Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program teaches participants how to provide informational services and cannabinoid-based medicines as a Medical Cannabis Practitioner.


Federal law prohibits a physician from providing information to a patient regarding, ingestion methods, dosage, titration, or formulas for the treatment of specific medical conditions.   Patients are left with little or no information regarding the medicinal use of cannabis.  


Medical Cannabis Practitioners have an important role in providing the information patients need for the effective use of cannabis in treating a medical condition.


Practitioners are needed to assist Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees who elect to provide cannabinoid based medicines under the California SB 94 “Retail License Exemption” for HCF Licensees. 


Practitioners have the option to obtain a City license to provide health care consulting services, and cannabinoid-based medicines, from an office or storefront location.          


Medical Cannabis Practitioners are needed, by operators of State licensed cannabis retail facilities, to assist patients who have a physician’s approval for the medicinal use of cannabis. 



The Practitioner Program is open to any individual who is interested providing informational services and cannabinoid-based medicines as a Medical Cannabis Practitioner under California SB 94 Regulations for the medicinal and adult use of cannabis.   

Although the Program includes chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and other licensed health care providers, who are interested in expanding their health care services to include cannabinoid-based medicines, experience as a health care provider is not a requirement for acceptance in the Program.  


Participants have the option to complete the Program ON-SITE, at the MCC Educational Center in Pasadena or ON-LINE, or a combination of both.  


The Program takes approximately thirty (30) hours to complete.  Training sessions may be scheduled around the Participant’s works schedule.  Participants have up to thirty (30) days to complete the Program.   


SYLLABUS                                                                                                                                                                                      The Practitioner Program is taught in three (3) Modules and includes clinical training


MODULE I:  Complementary and Integrative Health Practitioner                                                                                       

A.  Cannabis as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)                                                                         

B.  State requirements for providing services as a CAM Practitioner                                                                                 

C.  City Business License as Medical Cannabis Practitioner

D. Legal Entity                                                                                 

MODULE II:  Overview California SB 94 Regulations: medicinal and adult use of cannabis

A.  State Agencies

B.  Types of Licenses

C.  General Regulations

D. “Retail License Exemption” granted to State Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees

E.   The Role of Primary Caregivers and Individual Cultivators under SB 94 Regulations

MODULE III: Medical Cannabis Practitioner Services and Products

A.  Consultation regarding 

cannabinoid-based formulas for treating;  specific medical condition; dosage; titration; methods of ingestion; risks and side effects

B.  Cultivation of cannabis plants on behalf of qualified patients

C.  Assisting a qualified patient in acquiring the skills necessary to cultivate cannabis

D. Assisting a qualified patient in administering medicinal cannabis

E.   Assisting a qualified patient in acquiring the skills necessary to administer medicinal cannabis

F.   Assisting a patient in obtaining required physician approval

G. Monitoring patient treatment results

H. Providing information regarding State Regulations that may affect the patient’s use of cannabis

I.     Patient Services via Telemedicine


Liz McDuffie, Director, Medical Cannabis Caregivers since 2006.                                                                                                                        


The MCC issues a Certificate upon the completion of the Training Program Modules




 A full refund is made if the Participant withdraws from the Program before beginning Module III.


Complete the Registration Form below.  The Program Director will contact you to schedule an interview.   For assistance email Liz@MCCDirectory.o


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

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