Marijuana – more properly “cannabis”, the correct term for describing the plant -- has received increased attention regarding both its legality and the potential medicinal utility of the compounds inside--cannabinoids. Although cannabis remains a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, 29 states and the District of Columbia have thus far approved its use in specified medical conditions.
The Internet is rife with information about cannabis – some is valid, some not. Where does one find legitimate academic resources, provided by recognized leaders in the field? The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University--one of the nation’s leading healthcare learning institutions--is dedicated to providing accredited CME, CNE, and ACPE education to healthcare providers who are interested in cannabinoids as therapy.
The Lambert Center offers two accredited educational activities on medicinal cannabis; 1) a course for healthcare professionals that wish to be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) to recommend or dispense medicinal cannabis in Pennsylvania and receive CE credits or 2) the accredited CE course, Expert Update in Therapeutic Uses of Cannabinoids, for those interested in becoming better informed about medicinal cannabis but do not need DoH certification. During the registration process, you will be required to indicate if you prefer Pennsylvania DoH/CE Credit or CE Credit Only.
NOTE: You may only claim credit for one of the CE courses.
The DoH/CE Credit activity is a 4-hour set of 7 modules that fulfills the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s training requirement for physicians who wish to recommend medicinal cannabis to patients, and for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners who wish to work in Pennsylvania dispensaries. All course activities, including the 7 video modules, must be completed in their entirety in order to receive Pennsylvania-approved certification.
The CE Credit Only activity is an accredited CE program that includes 6 video modules on medicinal cannabis and is accredited for 3.5 hours. All 6 modules must be completed, along with successful completion of the 20 question post test in order to receive CE credit for this educational activity.
Additional educational content that addresses specific medical conditions are being developed and will be released in the coming months. Please check the Lambert Center’s website on a regular basis. Alternatively, you may opt-in to receive email updates when you register for the program. We will send all participants that Opt-in an email announcement about new content or updates to the lambert-medicalcannabis-edu.com site.