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Course Price: $199

The Medical Marijuana 411 online curriculum is designed to educate physicians who wish to apply for ongoing required 2 CME credits per year. Providers who have a current Certificate to Recommend through the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program can take our CME Ohio course. The Ohio Continuing Education courses provided by Medical Marijuana 411 are valid for ongoing CME needs, since they are approved for AMA PRA Category 1™ credits.

Successful completion of this course meets the Ohio learner requirement of up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credits, however physicians may apply for up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credits through the Medical Marijuana 411 accredited course.

SynAptiv designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The curriculum includes Ohio State Medical Marijuana law. Both certificates, AMA PRA Category 1 ™ and Ohio Legal.

NOTE: The course also is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

  Course is available online from July 2020 through July 2021

 OSMA members use code: OSMA for $25 off the retail price.

If you are a medical group or network and need multi-seat pricing, please call 844.411.0500 x813.

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Student Pricing: $199

As part of the Medical Marijuana 411 adult online education, enrollees may start and stop at any time. Any students completing our certifications and/or coursework will have a permanent student dashboard to review materials at any time. If in the future, you want to review any information, simply log-on to your dashboard to re-visit the content.

All coursework and graphics can be downloaded for future re-use with customers, clients and patients. Additional resources of lengthier, pertinent PDFs are available by clicking on the research endnote at the end of each section module.

AMA Program Agenda

  • Module 1: History and Legal Landscape
  • Module 2: The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Module 3: The Endocannabinoid System
  • Module 4: Cannabinoids and Terpenes
  • Module 5: Studies on Therapeutic Uses
  • Module 6: Cannabis and Opioids in Chronic Pain Treatment
  • Module 7: Side Effects and Chronic Effects

Ohio Legal Agenda

  • Ohio Legal Overview
    • House Bill 523
    • Three State Government Agencies Responsible for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control   Program
  • How To Register Patients And Caregivers
  • How To Apply – Certificate To Recommend (CTR)
    • Patient And Caregiver Registration
    • Caregiver Approval Process
    • Registering As Patient And Caregiver
    • Registrants With Board Action
    • Universal Symbol
    • State Medical Board Of Ohio Rules For The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Interpret the Federal and Ohio legal context in which cannabis can be discussed with a patient and how states can have legalized medical marijuana even though it is recognized as a federally illegal substance.
  • Compare and relate the historical medicinal uses of marijuana to modern resurgence in patient use of medical marijuana.
  • Explain why there is a lack of clinical studies due to Schedule I classification of marijuana.
  • Summarize and explain the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System and how its discovery has led to further research into how cannabinoids interact with the receptors.
  • Summarize the function of the Endocannabinoid System in the regulation of the body through a vast network of receptors involved in maintaining homeostasis, neuroprotection, and other regulatory functions.
  • Discuss and interpret how cannabinoids and terpenes affect the Endocannabinoid receptor system.
  • Assess pros and cons of cannabinoids and their effects on the symptoms of ailments such as anxiety, chronic pain, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, neurodegenerative illnesses, post-traumatic stress and migraines.
  • Evaluate the current research studies regarding opioids versus cannabinoids in the treatment of the symptoms of chronic pain.
  • Discuss side effects and contraindications of medicinal cannabis and safety concerns with its use.
  • Identify signs of abuse, misuse and chronic effects of marijuana use.
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Cited Experts

With over 800+ current, peer reviewed citations, Medical Marijuana 411 is proud to be the leader in online medical marijuana education for patients, medical professionals and dispensary consultants.

Additional videos from leading cited experts, scientists and physicians, and downloadable graphics are part of this certification. Here is a partial list of the scientists, researchers, educators and lawyers whose work is cited within the Medical Marijuana 411 certifications.

Our goal of creating the most current content for this cannabis certification course was obtained by using peer-reviewed research from industry experts. All citations utilized in this course meet standard guidelines and are part of the public domain. Experts listed below are not affiliated with Medical Marijuana 411 and no endorsement or authorization should be inferred by their inclusion on our website. Medical Marijuana 411 has included links to each expert to ensure credit is given for their research, legal and scientific studies under the guidelines of “Fair Use.”

  • Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
  • Dr. Sue Sisley
  • Dr. Donald Abrams
  • Dr. Jake Felice
  • Dr. Ethan Russo
  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon
  • Dr. Nishi Whiteley
  • Dr. Mark Ware
  • Dr. Yehiel Gaoni
  • Dr. Bruce Mirken
  • Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
  • Neil Juneja, Gleam Law
  • Orion Inskip, Gleam Law
  • Dr. Martin Lee
  • Dr. Allyn Howlett, Ph.D
  • Dr. Gregory T Carter
  • Dr. David Bearman
  • Dr. Lumir Hanuš
  • Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo
  • Dr. Robert Melamede
  • Dr. Dustin Sulak
  • Dr. Bonni Goldstein
  • Professor Roger Pertwee
  • Dr. Shohami
  • Dr. Ester Fride
  • Dr. Melanie Dreher

All noted, expert research citations are available at the end of each module. Medical Marijuana 411 complies with endnote standards and by a simple click on the hyperlink associated with the endnote, students can easily find the entire research article and/or peer-reviewed study for further reading and analysis.

Course Materials


  • Each section followed by approved endnote citation links to more than 800+ current, peer reviewed research studies
  • 7 modules which include: legal framework, basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
  • Videos featuring: Dr Raphael Mechoulam, Dr Sue Sisley, Dr Mark Ware, Dr Donald Abrams and Dr Jake Felice to help articulate section module content
  • Downloadable pdfs and graphic for review with colleagues, patients and peers interested in the how’s and why’s medical marijuana is an option for patient treatment

What's Included

  • Instant access to all course materials
  • Printable and downloadable infographics
  • All research materials used for the online course
  • Lifetime, unlimited access
  • 24/7 access
  • No time limits
  • Start anytime
  • Work on your own time and at your own pace
  • Affordably priced
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