Medical Marijuana: Clinical and Ethical Considerations – 5.0 CEUs/contact hrs

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



This course provides an advanced overview of legal, clinical, and ethical issues associated with Medical Marijuana. By the end of this course, learners will be able to: explain the historical, current, and projected uses of medical marijuana; describe the position taken by federal, state and other authoritative entities on medical marijuana use; list pharmacological uses of medical marijuana, and explain its absorption mechanisms; describe the prevalence and efficacy of medical marijuana use in the clinical setting; compare the risks and benefits associated with medical marijuana use; examine possible employment, insurance and ethical dilemmas stemming from use of medical marijuana 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)
  • Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • CA Workers’ Comp Claims Adjusters

This course is also approved for 5.0 ethics hours for Nurses, CCM , CRC, and CDMS. 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.


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