MCC Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program

Medical Cannabis Practitioner Certification Program

The MCC teaches individuals to become Practitioners specializing in cannabinoid therapeutics.

Opportunities for Medical Cannabis Practitioners

The Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program is open to any individual who is interested in providing medical cannabis informational services and products for patients who have a physician’s approval for the medicinal use of cannabis.

Program participants include health care providers including chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and nurses, who are interested in providing CBD and cannabis products to their patients.

Program participants include individuals who have experienced the benefits of the cannabinoids in treating their own medical condition.  These participants do very well as Practitioners.  

Some MCC Practitioners have opened their own office and are providing informational services and CBD products as a licensed health care Practitioners specializing in cannabinoid therapeutics.

Practitioners are needed by the Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees that elect to provide medicinal cannabis products to their Clients under Senate Bill 94 Retailer License “Exemption”.   Practitioners are able to assist HCF Licensees in providing medicinal  services and products in compliance with the SB 94 Regulations..   

Program Syllabus and Schedule

The Practitioner Program is taught in five (5) Modules.  Each Module is four (4) hours and includes classes, clinical training and work study assignments.  Participants have up to six (6) weeks to complete the five (5) Modules.

Clinical Training

Clinical training is the cornerstone of the Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program.  The MCC established the Landmark Research Clinic to provide a clinical teaching environment that allows Participants to observe how Practitioner services are provided to patients.

MODULE I — Monday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (except Holidays)

Becoming a Medical Cannabis Practitioner

A.  Complementary and Integrative Health

B.  State Requirements for Medical Cannabis Practitioners

C.  Legal Entity/City License/Seller’s Permit

Work study assignments

MODULE II — Tuesday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (except Holidays)

SB 94 Regulations 

A. Overview of Senate Bill 94 Regulations

B.  The Practitioner under SB 94 Regulations

C.  Retailer License “Exemption” for Health Care Facility Licensees

D.  Medical Cannabis Practitioners and Health Care Facilities

Quiz on material presented

MODULE III — Wednesday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (except Holidays) 

Product Inventory 

A.  Product Orientation by Joe Grumbine

B.  CBD Isolate versus Full Spectrum Products

C.  Targeted Formulas for Specific Medical Conditions

D.  Products Manufactured under SB 94 Regulations

E.  Practitioner’s Product Inventory and Website

MODULE IV — Thursday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (except Holidays)

Patient Intake and Forms

A.  Physician Approval

B.  Patient Intake Forms

C.  Patient Information Services

D. Tele-Health Services

E.  Patient Data Collection  

MODULE V — Friday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (except Holidays)

Cannabinoid Therapeutics

A.  The Endogenous Cannabinoid System (ECS)

B.  Cannabinoid Pharmacology

C.  Treatment Efficacy

D.  Indications and Practitioner Considerations

Quiz on material presented


Joe Grumbine has over 30 years experience in herbal extraction processes, product formulations and manufacturing.

Joe is widely recognized for his extensive knowledge and experience in the development and production of CBD and cannabis-based products that are sold under numerous white labels.

Joe Grumbine is the founder of Willow Creek Springs Herbal Products and The Human Solution.

Liz McDuffie has held the roles of Director and Instructor at MCC since 2006.  Liz currently teaches a Course on “Providing Cannabis Products under the SB 94 License Exemption for Health Care Facility Licensees” under the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Continuing Education Program for Licensing Re-certification.

Ms. McDuffie serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute of Health (NIH) Study of Cannabis Use Among Adults in Los Angeles County.

Practitioner Certification

The MCC issues a Medical Cannabis Practitioner Certification to Participants who have successfully completed the five (5) Program Modules.

Registration Fee


Refund Policy

MCC provides a full refund to any Participant who requests a refund prior to starting Module III of the Program.


The Program is taught on-site at the Medical Cannabis Caregivers located at 52 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

To Apply

Step 1:  Complete the Application Form at the Bottom of the Program Description



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.