This course provides an advanced overview of legal, clinical, and ethical issues associated with Medical Cannabis. By the end of this course, learners will be able to: explain the historical, current, and projected uses of medical cannabis; describe the position taken by federal, state, and other authoritative entities on medical cannabis use; list pharmacological uses of medical cannabis, and explain its absorption mechanisms; describe the prevalence and efficacy of medical cannabis use in the clinical setting; compare the risks and benefits associated with medical cannabis use; examine possible employment, insurance and ethical dilemmas stemming from the use of medical cannabis and mechanisms for managing such dilemmas. Course is approved for 2.0 CE/Contact Hours for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) in California. Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
Per California Department of Public Health regulations, a time/pause mechanism must be incorporated in this online program. Navigation within this course is restricted in that each slide must be viewed in its entirety before advancing to the next slide. Learners must view each slide and click the next button to advance in the course.