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 use of medical cannabis and mechanisms for managing such dilemmas.
Course is approved for 5 continuing education units-CEUs-contact hours to the following professions:
- Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN) (all states)
- Critical Care RN (CCRN): meets the criteria for CCRN Synergy Continuing Education
Recognition Point(s) (CERPS) in Category A
- Certified Case Managers (CCM)
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC)
- Social Workers (NASW)
- CA Workers’ Comp Claims Adjusters
This course is also approved for 5.0 ethics hours for Nurses, CCM, and CRC. 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.