MCC Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program

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NOTE: State Regulations, related to the medicinal use of cannabis, vary from state to state, the Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program is compliant under California’s Senate Bill 94 Regulations.

The Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program teaches individuals how to provide medicinal cannabis services and products under California Senate Bill 94 Regulations.

Practitioner Program participants include chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, nurses and individuals who have experienced the benefits of the cannabinoids in treating their own medical condition.


Program Participants have the option to complete the Program ON-LINE or ON-SITE at the Medical Cannabis Caregivers located at 52 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106.


The Program is taught in five (5) Modules. Each Module is approximately 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 is the cornerstone of the Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program. The MCC provides a clinical teaching environment that allows Participants to gain clinical experience working with patients.

MODULE I: Becoming a Medical Cannabis Practitioner
A. Cannabis as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
B. California State Requirements for Practitioners specializing in
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
C. Providing Services and Products as a City Licensed CAM Practitioner

MODULE II: California Senate Bill 94 Regulations
A. Overview of SB 94 Regulations
B. The Individual Practitioner under SB 94 Regulations
C. Retail License Exemption for Health Care Facility Licensees
D. Practitioner Opportunities under State Retail License Exemption for Health Care Facility Licensees

MODULE III: Medicinal Cannabis Products
A. Product Sources for the Medical Cannabis Practitioner
B. How to produce and dose capsules, tinctures and salves
C. Full Spectrum CBD from Hemp
D. State licensed manufacturers of cannabis products

MODULE IV: Patient Services
A. Patient Intake
B. Patient Information Services
C. Tele-Health Services
D. Patient Data Collection

MODULE V: Cannabinoid Therapeutics
A. The Endogenous Cannabinoid System (ECS)
B. Cannabinoid Pharmacology
C. Treatment Efficacy
D. Indications and Practitioner Considerations


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



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



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.


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Opportunities for Medical Cannabis Practitoners


Patients have little or no access to the important information that a patient needs to know before using cannabis to treat a medical condition. Although patients are required to obtain a physician’s approval in order to access cannabis products in excess of 100 MG, federal law strictly limits what information a physician may provide regarding cannabis.


MCC Practitioner training enables Practitioners to assist State Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees that are electing to provide medicinal cannabis products to their Clients under SB 94 Medical Cannabis “Retailer License Exemption” granted to HCF Licensees.


MCC Practitioners are able to provide Consulting services and CBD products as City licensed health care Practitioners specializing in cannabinoid therapeutics.


The MCC was established in 2006 for the purpose of providing an educational program to support the advancement of healthcare services provided under State approved Medical Marijuana Programs.

(626) 744-3191

52 North Mentor Avenue
Second Floor
Pasadena, CA 91106

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11AM to 5PM Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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