Medical Cannabis: Clinical and Ethical Considerations – 5.0 CE/Contact Hours

(Nurses, CCM, CRC, NASW, and WC CA)



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 CE/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 March 31, 2024.


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