MEDICAL CANNABIS PRACTITIONER
TRAINING PROGRAM

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The Medical Cannabis Practitioner Training Program may be completed ON-SITE or ON-LINE.  The On-Line Training is Live, one-on-one via Webinar.  Training includes clinical experience working with patients on-site or on-line via Tele-Health.

The Training Program is business oriented and compliant under California Senate Bill 94 Regulations.

Participants learn how to provide services and products as a Practitioner specializing in cannabinoid therapeutics. 

THE NEED

Although California has legalized the recreational use of cannabis, access to cannabis products exceeding 100 mg requires a physician’s approval.   

 

Federal law strictly limits what information a physician may provide regarding the medicinal use of cannabis.    Practitioners are needed to provide information regarding dosage, titration, formulas and methods of ingestion.

 

Medical Cannabis Practitioners are also needed to assist Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees that elect to provide medicinal cannabis products under the “Retail License Exemption” granted to HCF Licensees under the SB 94 Regulations.


TRAINING SYLLABUS 

Training consists of seven (7) Training Modules.  Each Training Module takes approximately two (2) to three (3) hours to complete.  Participants may schedule the Training Modules.  Participants have up to two (2) weeks to complete all Modules.   

          

MODULE I:  UNDERSTANDING THE REGULATIONS

A.     Senate Bill 94:  medicinal and adult use of cannabis

B.     State Agencies

C.     Types of Licenses under SB 94

D.     General Regulations

E.     Retailer License Exemption granted to HCF Licensees


MODULE II:  COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM)

A.     Cannabis as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine

B.     CAM Categories

C.     CAM Practitioners specializing in cannabinoid therapeutics

D.     Practitioner Disclosure under SB 577

 

MODULE III:  GETTING SET UP TO PROVIDE SERVICES

A.     Business Name and Legal Entity

B.     Bank Account

D.     Sellers Permit

E.     Website

F.     Merchant Services

G.    City Business License

H.     Location

I.      Insurance

 

MODULE IV:   PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY CAREGIVERS

A.      Definition of Primary Caregiver

B.      SB 94 Regulations related to a Primary Caregiver

C.      Primary Caregiver Designation

 

MODULE V:  PATIENT SERVICES

A.      Practitioner Services via Tele-Medicine

B.      Patient Orientation on Medicinal Cannabis

C.      Forms Required to Provide Cannabis Products as a Practitioner

D.      Patient Intake and Record System

E.      Patient Data Collection         

 

 MODULE VI:  PRODUCTS 

A.     CBD Products

B.     Cannabis Products

C.     Product Formulas

C.     Testing Labs

 

MODULE VII:  OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS PRACTITIONERS 

A.      Working with State Licensed Health Care Facilities   

B.      Health Expos

C.      Opening a Medical Cannabis Practitioner Office

D.      Working with State Licensed Cannabis Retailers

 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

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

 

PROGRAM FEE:    $750

                                                                                           

REFUND POLICY                                                                                                       

A full refund is made if the Participant withdraws from the Program prior to starting Module III.M

Liz McDuffie has held the roles of Director and Instructor at MCC since 2006.  Ms. McDuffie is the founder of Landmark Research Collective in Pasadena, California.  The Collective is California’s first clinical teaching dispensary for Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Practitioners specializing in cannabinoid therapeutics.                                                                            


California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has approved Ms. McDuffie to teach Senate Bill 94 Regulations related to the medicinal and adult use of cannabis.  The Course is taught under the CDSS Continuing Education Program for Licensing Re-Certification of Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees and Administrators.


Ms. McDuffie serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute of Health (NIH) Study of Cannabis Use Among Adults in Los Angeles County.  

Prior to her work in the medical cannabis industry, Ms. McDuffie enjoyed a successful career as a development officer, educator and entrepreneur.  

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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

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