Medical Cannabis Practitioner Training Program

MEDICAL CANNABIS PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

The Need

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 majority of Dispensaries that provide cannabis products, do not provide the information the patient needs to effectively select and use a cannabis product for the treatment of  a specific medical condition.

MCC Practitioners are trained to work with licensed health care facility licensees and administrators, primary care givers and licensed Dispensaries to provide the patient information, education and support services that are essential for the patient’s effective use of cannabis products to treat a medical condition.

Medical Cannabis Practitioners provide consultation services in full compliant with the State of California Practitioner Disclosure requirements.

Practitioners are able to obtain local licensing and insurance as a Integrative Medicine Practitioner who provides consultation services for patients who qualify for the medicinal use of cannabis under SB 94.

Cannabis As Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Medical practices and products that are not considered as “standard medical care ” are known as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Examples of Practitioners who provide services and products under CAM include herbalists, massage therapists, yoga instructors and acupuncturists.

Notwithstanding the current federal laws related to cannabis, Practitioners, who specialize in cannabis therapeutics, provide healthcare services that fit squarely under Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Medical Cannabis Caregivers (MCCDirectory.org) teaches individuals how to provide professional healthcare services as a Medical Cannabis Practitioner.

With over 10 years teaching experience, the MCC is uniquely qualified to educate and train Practitioners who specialize in cannabis therapeutics.

REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

The Practitioner Program begins with the regulatory framework for California’s Medical Marijuana under SB 94.

CLINICAL TRAINING                                                                                         

Participants gain hands-on experience working with qualified patients. The Landmark Research Collective, located at 52 North Mentor Ave in Pasadena, operates as a clinical teaching Dispensary for the Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program.

Program Participants work directly with a Practitioner in learning the protocols used to provide services and products to qualified patients.  Participants schedule 2 or 4 hour clinical training sessions with the Practitioner.  The Program requires a minimum of 20 hours clinical training.

PRODUCTS & PRODUCERS                                                                             

Participants are introduced to a wide variety of pharmaceutical grade cannabis products manufactured and licensed by their local jurisdiction as required under SB 94.

PRACTITIONER PROTOCOLS                                                                                   

The MCC Manual on “Protocols for the Medical Cannabis Practitioner” is used to teach protocols for registering patients, providing patient information and support services, the collection of patient data, record keeping and product inventory.

WORK STUDY                                                                                                     

Participants are given work-study assignments, that focus on evidence-based information related to the use of cannabis for the treatment of medical conditions.

TELE-MEDICINE & TELE-HEALTH

MCC supports the Medical Cannabis Practitioners by providing a HIPAA Compliant Tele-Medicine Platform that enables patients to obtain the required physician’s approval, for the use of cannabis, immediately ON-LINE via Tele-Medicine.

MCC also provides a HIPAA Compliant Tele-Health Platform that enables Practitioners to provide patient information, product information and support services ON-LINE.

PATIENT DATA COLLECTION                                                                                         

The collection of patient data is the cornerstone of the Practitioner Program. Documenting the patient’s report on the efficacy of a product enables the Practitioner to become more effective in assisting patients with the selection of a product to treat a specific medical condition.  The MCC uses Survey Monkey for the development of survey instruments used for the collection of patient data.

TO APPLY

The MCC Practitioner Program is open to any individual who is interested in providing healthcare services and products to qualified patients under California’s Medical Marijuana Program. The Program may be completed on a part-time basis.

Priority is given to Applicants who have education and/or experience in the healthcare industry.

CLICK on the “APPLY” tab to complete the on-line Application Form for the Practitioner Program.

Applications are reviewed by the Director and candidates for the Program are contacted for an Interview.

COST

$5,000

For Information or Assistance:

Contact:
Liz McDuffie, Director
Medical Cannabis Caregivers (MCC)
52 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

Liz@MCCDirectory.org      (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.

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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.

TO APPLY

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

Liz@MCCDirectory.org    (626) 744-3191