MEDICAL CANNABIS PRACTITIONER TRAINING and OPPORTUNITIES
The rapidly increasing numbers of patients, who have a physician’s approval for the medicinal use of cannabis, do not have the information that is needed before using cannabis to treat a medical condition.
Federal restrictions on the information a physician may provide to a patient, regarding the medicinal use of cannabis, has created an increasing need for health care providers who have gained knowledge and experience working with patients who are using cannabis as a complementary treatment option.
The primary objective of the Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program is to teach Program participants, in a clinical environment, how to provide information, products, resources and support services for patients who have a physician’s approval for the medicinal use of cannabis.
The Practitioner Program presents the opportunities to provide services and products as a Medical Cannabis Practitioner.
Session I: MEDICAL CANNABIS PRACTITIONERS IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY (2-hours)
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) defines Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as any medical system, practice, or product that is not “standard care” or “conventional medicine”.
Cannabis qualifies as a Complementary treatment option that is used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments like Chemotherapy.
The NCCAM identifies individuals who provide medicinal cannabis services and products as CAM Practitioners.
California Senate Bill 577, requires CAM Practitioners to provide a “Disclosure Statement” that includes Practitioner liability protection and information regarding the Practitioner’s services and qualifications.
The Program Instructor provides a sample Practitioner Disclosure and assists Program participants in preparing a Practitioner Disclosure Statement.
CAM Practitioners have the option to obtain a City license that supports providing products and services as a consultant or independent contractor.
Many of the Program participants include acupuncturists, chiropractors, nurses, pharmacists, and physical therapists who want to expand their health care services to include services and products for patients with a physician's approval for the medicinal use of cannabis.
Session II: CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS FOR THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY (4 hours)
An Overview of the Medical and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), effective January 1, 2018.
The Overview highlights
A. the services and products individuals are authorized to provide for patients with a physician’s
medicinal cannabis approval
B. the “cannabis retail license exemption” granted to state Health Care Facility (HCF) licensees.
The “exemption” provides an opportunity for Practitioners to assist HCF licensees who elect to provide cannabinoid-based products and services under the “retail license exemption”.
Session III: PATIENT INFORMATION SERVICES (4 hours)
Session III explains and demonstrates patient information regarding
A. The Cannabis Plant
B. The role of C1 and C2 Cannabinoid Receptors
C. THC, CBD and other cannabinoids
D. Formulas for specific medical conditions
E. Risks and side Effects
F. Drug Interaction
G. Forms of Ingestion
I. State Regulations regarding the medicinal use of cannabis
J. The Practitioner Disclosure Statement
Session IV: CLINICAL TRAINING (12 hours)
The most valuable part of training as a Medical Cannabis Practitioner, is the knowledge and experience gained by working with patients who are using cannabis to treat a medical condition.
Program participants work with a Medical Cannabis Practitioner to observe how Practitioner services are provided in-person and on-line. The Practitioner also demonstrates how to monitor the patients to record patient outcomes.
Session V: PROVIDING MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS AS A CANNABIS CULTIVATOR (4 hours)
Individuals who are interested in the cultivation of cannabis, have an extraordinary opportunity to produce and provide cannabis products for Qualified Patients and receive reasonable compensation.
California Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) identifies individual cultivators as a legal source of cannabis and cannabis products for patients with a physician approval for the medicinal use of cannabis.
Individual cultivators are authorized to cultivate up to 36 cannabis plants on behalf of Qualified Patients. In addition, to providing dried and cured cannabis flowers, the Regulations authorize the cultivator to extract and formulate cannabis products for medicinal use.
The Session includes
A. Information and resources for setting up and cultivating cannabis
B. Class on extracting and formulating cannabinoid-based medicines
C. Resources for individual cultivators to provide products and services for Qualified Patients
and receive reasonable compensation.
Session VI: PATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS (4 hours)
Program includes a discussion of the required Patient Medical Records including
A. Patient In-take Questionnaire
B. Patient signed HIPAA Information
C. Patient Physician Approval
D. Patient Medical Diagnosis
E. Patient signed Practitioner Disclosure Statement
The Program Instructor will demonstrate a HIPAA Compliant Software that supports the storage of patient Medical Records and the on-going collection of data on patient outcomes.
In the cannabis industry, Joe Grumbine is widely recognized for his extensive knowledge and experience in the development and production of cannabinoid-based medicines. Joe is the Founder and CEO of Willow Creek Springs, a licensed manufacturer of CBD products that are sold nationally.
Joe uses his 30 years of experience producing herbal health care products to produce cannabinoid-based medicines that incorporate selected herbs, that work in tandem with the cannabinoids, to produce uniquely effective therapeutic treatments.
Liz has held the roles of Director and Instructor at the MCC since 2006. As the Director, Ms. McDuffie is responsible for the development of the MCC educational program.
COMPLETING THE PROGRAM
Participants have the option to complete the Program, ON-LINE or ON-SITE at the MCC located at 52 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena.
Training sessions may be scheduled around the Participant’s work schedule. The Program includes twenty-six (26) hours of person to person training and four (4) hours of on-line recorded training.
Participants have up to thirty (30) days to complete the Program. The MCC serves as an on-going resource for MCC Practitioners.
The MCC issues a Certification Certificate upon completion of the Program.
A full refund is issued if requested by Participant prior to starting Session III.
Please complete and submit the on-line Practitioner Program Application shown below. The Program Director will respond within 24 hours to schedule an interview to discuss the Program and answer questions prior to Registration.
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