Medical Cannabis CME Course

Online cannabis medical education course, covering every aspect of cannabis from a medical perspective.

This scientifically-backed medical cannabis CME course educates physicians and medical practitioners of the properties and uses of medical cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, FDA-approved cannabinoid medications, cannabis pharmacogenetics, and the applications of cannabinoids in medical practice.  Accredited for AMA Category 1 CME credit for physicians and CNE contact hour credit for nurses, this online video and self-assessment cannabis medical education course is a serious examination of the possibilities and medicinal value of cannabinoids in medical practice.

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Medical Cannabis CME Course, Volume 1

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Individual modules priced at $129 each.
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Designed to demystify a controversial subject with scientifically-backed answers, this CME accredited medical cannabis CME course will give you the information you need to answer your patients’ questions about medical cannabis, how cannabinoid medications might become a valuable tool in your pharmacological catalog, and how to develop your own methodology of implementing cannabinoids into your medical practice.

Course Highlights:

  • Online cannabis medical education course, covering every aspect of cannabis from a medical perspective, up to date questions and answers, images, graphics, diagrams.  
  • Written by practicing physicians Kevin Smith, MD, MPH and Greg Smith, MD, MPH
  • Video-based medical cannabis CME modules with post-video Q&A review
  • Modules 1-4 available as a volume set ($399) or individually ($129 each.)
  • Available CME modules (click a module title for individual details):
  • 45 questions for review and retention
  • Adaptive self-assessment with guided remediation
  • Earn up to 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits™
  • Earn up to 8.0 CNE credit / contact hours

Concise video segments about medical cannabis science and approved medical applications.

Science-based cannabis medical education course modules

Kevin Smith, MD, MPH
Greg Smith, MD, MPH

Practicing physician authors.
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Available modules of the medical cannabis CME course.

This course is module based providing video segments along with self-assessment question and answer review on the following subjects.  Modules are available as standalone modules or as a volume set.  Contact Med-Challenger for institutional bulk pricing.

The Endocannabinoid System

After completing this topic, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the recent history of THC pharmacology.
  • List various clinical effects of the ECS.
  • Identify limitations of available research on the ECS.
  • Recognize that the ECS is dependent on lipid-based pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • List the components of the ECS.
  • Identify the specific enzymes used by the ECS.
  • List the ligands of the ECS receptors.
  • Explain the dynamics of ECS receptor expression.
  • State the locations, expression, and functions of CB1 receptors.
  • List specific Immune System functions of the ECS.
  • List specific physiologic functions related to the ECS.
  • List the ligands of the CB1 and CB2 receptors
FDA-approved Cannabinoid Medications

After completing this topic, you will be able to:

  • List the four currently approved FDA Cannabinoid drugs.
  • List the clinical conditions for which the first synthetic THC medications were originally FDA approved.
  • List the clinical conditions for which the FDA approved the plant extract isolate of CBD.
  • Describe the long history of pharmaceutical use of cannabis.
  • Explain the findings of the 2017 report from The National Academies of Sciences on clinical use of cannabinoids.
  • Describe pharmacokinetics of nabilone and THC analogues.
  • List conditions that dronabinol have been used for that are not FDA approved.
  • List common side effects of dronabinol.
  • Identify the FDA drug category of the THC analogue dronabinol.
  • Identify how nabiximols [Sativex®] is administered
Cannabinoids, Chronic Pain and Opioids

After completing this topic, you will be able to:

  • Compare efficacy of non-opioid and opioid drugs for chronic back pain.
  • Describe the magnitude of prescription opioid epidemic.
  • Explain how concomitant use of opioids and benzodiazepines impacts adverse effects.
  • State through what mechanisms cannabinoids impact on the nociception and spasticity.
  • List the receptor involved with cannabinoid effects on pain modulation.
  • Identify the general safety and adverse effects between opioids, NSAIDs, and Cannabinoids.
  • List the most common condition in which medical cannabis recommended.
  • List which negative side effect opioid sparing helps reduce.
  • List the primary objective of adding cannabinoid medication to chronic opioid therapy.
  • Identify which form of cannabis a patient will use when tapering from a slow release opioid.
Pharmacogenetics and Cannabis

After completing this topic, you will be able to:

  • Identify patient access issues and that pharmacogenetics is no longer as expensive.
  • Describe variation of alleles.
  • Identify the principle organ responsible for metabolizing medications.
  • Recognize the importance of how THC is metabolized.
  • Identify how cannabinoids act as drug metabolizing enzymes.
  • List CYP enzymes involved with CM metabolism.
  • List CYP enzymes and the liver.
  • Interpret genotype information for patient care.
  • Describe clinical application of cannabis with opioids.
  • State which clinical conditions support the need for Ppx testing.
  • Explain the risk for cannabis dependency.
  • Describe the natural history of psychosis-induced by THC use.
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Earn AMA Category 1 physician CME and ANCC nurse contact hours

Earn CME and CNE credit online.  Each of the four modules provides 2.0 AMA Category 1 credits for physicians and 2.0 nurse "contact hour" credits. 


Total for all modules, earn up to 8.0 AMA Category 1 CME credits


Total for all modules, earn up to 8.0 CNE Credits
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Produce CME / CE certificates whenever you need annually.  Useful year after year.

"Quality cannabinoid medical education is hard to find.  This course looks at the science and clinical applications and expands effective patient treatment in an area that has not been adequately considered or taught."

RHonda Sharp, MD

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