UPDATE: New courses on medicinal cannabis now offered. See the description and find the link below.
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 and the 25 question post-test, must be completed in their entirety in order to receive Pennsylvania-approved certification. The post-test requires a completion with at least 80% correct responses in order to be considered complete.
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.
Looking for additional educational courses on Medicinal Cannabis?
The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University now has 11 new courses on Medicinal Cannabis. These are elective, educational courses, not part of the PA Department of Health- approved training program. Each course focuses on a different topic, features expert speakers, and awards continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.*
To access the new Medicinal Cannabis courses, please go to:https://cme.jefferson.edu/lambert/content/lambertLG. If you have already completed the PA Department of Health- approved training program, look for an email from the Office of CME at Thomas Jefferson University with a special, one-time discount on these new elective courses!
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.