Lambert Center / Thomas Jefferson University
Medicinal Cannabis: Education for Health Care Providers
The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University is excited to provide this accredited educational activity. After completing the registration and purchasing the course, you will be able to access the pre-test, educational video content and then complete the required post-test and evaluation.
All activity participants must complete a registration form to create an account In order to remain in compliance with accreditation requirements. This information is also used to populate forms necessary for completion of the activity.
The fees for the program are detailed below.
Thomas Jefferson University Medical Students/Residents - 25% discount
Other Medical Students/Residents - 15% discount
Thomas Jefferson University Nursing Students/Residents 25% discount
Other Nursing Students - 15% discount
Thomas Jefferson University Pharmacy Students 25% discount
Other Pharmacy Students/Residents - 15% discount
Thomas Jefferson University Faculty/Staff - 15% discount (CANNOT BE ADDED to student/resident discount)
This program provides an introduction to medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana). Completing this 4- hour program in its entirety will meet the Medical Marijuana Program certification requirement for physicians in the state of Pennsylvania. Pharmacists and nurse practitioners who wish to work in Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries must also complete a 4-hour educational program. These programs are also intended to satisfy the educational needs of clinicians who, while not directly participating in the PA program, will nonetheless evaluate and treat patients who are receiving medicinal cannabis. Given that most clinicians did not learn about the endocannabinoid system and endogenous cannabinoid therapy during their training, this is useful information for all healthcare providers working in Pennsylvania, and in other regions where medicinal cannabinoids are used.
These modules provide foundational knowledge about medicinal uses of cannabis. They are valuable learning materials for all health care professionals; patients need information and will turn to you -- their physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers -- for answers.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe overall risks and benefits of medicinal cannabis
- Outline the functions of the endocannabinoid system
- Discuss best practices for medicinal cannabis forms and dosages based on patients' serious medical conditions
- Explain the use of medicinal cannabis in the management of pain and palliative care
- Discuss cannabis interaction with other medications, including opioids, and the potential impact of medicinal cannabis on opioid use
- Describe cannabis use disorder and recommendations for treatment
- Summarize the status of cannabis under Federal and Pennsylvania state law
- Describe the process of becoming a recommending practitioner (physicians)
- List the qualifying conditions for the use of medicinal cannabis in Pennsylvania
- Explain the process by which patients can obtain medicinal cannabis
- State general guidelines for responsible use of medicinal cannabis
- Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices
Agenda, Program Format, Method of Participation and Dates of Activity
This enduring materials activity program consists of seven online learning modules. Your method of participation will require you to take this program online. The time to take each module is noted in Program Modules description. You may start, stop, and then continue the program on your own schedule.
You must complete all modules, complete the 25 question post-test with a minimum score of 80% and complete an evaluation of the activity in order to receive CE credit. Upon successful completion of these steps, you will have satisfied the PA Department of Health’s requirements for participation in the PA Medical Marijuana Program.
Required Computer Hardware/Software
Please ensure that the computer you plan to use meets the following requirements
Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X
Supported Browsers for the lambert-medicalcannabis-edu.com site:
Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari
NOTE: When progressing to the Evaluation process on the cme.jefferson.edu site, Internet Explorer is NOT supported. You should use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari browsers.
Computer speakers or headphones
Original release date: September 1, 2017.
Expiration date: August 31, 2019.