Medical Cannabis Practitioner Training Program


MCC 220:  Providing Services and Products as a Medical Cannabis Practitioner


MCC 220 is offered under the Medical Cannabis Caregivers Practitioner Program —

MCC 220 Class demonstrates the information, services and products that medicinal cannabis Practitioners provide for qualified patients who are using cannabis as a complementary treatment option approved by a physician.

Class participants will learn the MCC protocol for assisting a patient in selecting the optimum cannabis product and ingestion method to treat a specific medical condition.

MCC 220 explains the opportunity for Practitioners to assist Licensees of health care facilities that elect to provide medicinal cannabis services and products under the “Retailer Licensure Exemption” for Health Care Facilities specified in the Senate Bill 94 Regulations related to the medicinal use of cannabis.


The majority of patients who qualify for the medicinal use of cannabis under SB 94, have little or no knowledge regarding the use of cannabis products in treating a medical condition.

Moreover, federal law strictly limits what information a physician may provide to a patient regarding cannabis.  The physician is not permitted to discuss dosage, recommend a cannabis product or provide information regarding where cannabis may be obtained.


The services that medical cannabis Practitioners provide are recognized as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has been renamed the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).


A.  Providing Services as a Medical Cannabis Practitioner

B.  Practitioners and Licensed Health Care Facilities

C.  Patient Intake

D.  Practitioner Disclosure Form

E.  Tele-Medicine and Tele-Health Platforms

F.  Cannabinoids

G.  Demonstration and Discussion of Cannabis Formulations for Specific Medical Conditions

H.  Ingestion Methods

I.  Dosing

J.  Product Inventory

K.  Record Keeping

L.  Patient Data


Liz McDuffie, Director, Medical Cannabis Caregivers —

Joseph Bekkedal, Medical Cannabis Practitioner, Joseph has served as Director of Patient Support Services for Oasis Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Meridian Dispensary and the Landmark Research Dispensary.   He has consulted hundreds of patients in the use of cannabis to treat specific medical conditions.   Joseph has demonstrated, for nurses and staff at the Huntington Hospital, the application of topical cannabis product on a patient recovering from knee surgery,

Dina Cuvinan holds a Pharmacist Degree from the Iuliu Hateganu University in Romania. Dina has over 25 years experience in dispensing and compounding medications.   


COST:    $280

REFUND:  Full refund if program is not satisfactory


Saturday, April 21, 2018    11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 28, 2018   11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 12, 2018     11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 26, 2018     11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 9, 2018      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 23, 2018    11:00 am – 4:00 pm 


52 North Mentor Avenue  (2nd floor)

Pasadena, CA 91106

(Parking Structure directly across the street)

For Information or Assistance:

Liz McDuffie, Director
Medical Cannabis Caregivers (MCC)
52 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106      (626) 744-3191

These videos show Joseph Bekkedal, a Medical Cannabis Practitioner, at the Huntington Hospital in 2017.  Joseph is demonstrating the dosing of a cannabis product and the application of a cannabis ointment on a patient recovering from knee surgery. The patient was approved by her primary care physician for the use of medical cannabis for pain management. The video shows nurses, who are responsible for the care of the patient, taking notes.


The MCC Practitioner Program is open to any individual who is interested in providing healthcare services and products to qualified patients under the Medical Marijuana Program.

Priority is given to Applicants who have education and/or experience in the health care industry.   The Program may be completed on a part-time basis.


Please Complete the Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program Application Form shown below.

For Additional Information or Assistance:
Liz McDuffie, Director
Medical Cannabis Caregivers (MCC)
52 North Mentor Avenue                                                                                               Pasadena, CA 91106    (626) 744-3191