Certified Medical Marijuana Courses
Physicians interested in applying for a Certificate to Recommend (CTR) in Ohio may choose from the following certified course providers to earn their CME.
The information in these certified courses is for education purposes only and not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in these CME activities are those of the author/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the OSMA.
Course provider: MedicalMarijuanaCME
Approved through July 15, 2023
The Ohio Medical Marijuana Certification Course from MedicalMarijuanaCME.org will help physicians make informed decisions regarding medicinal cannabis treatments for their patients. This activity provides an evidence based analysis of marijuana’s efficacy, risks and benefits in treating Ohio’s approved conditions. The science, safety and impact of medicinal cannabis will be explored, in order to enhance physician knowledge of this emerging healthcare resource. This activity has been approved for 4 AMA PRA Category I credits™, and meets the CME requirements necessary for physicians to participate in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.
or call (855) 935-CME1
Course provider: The Answer Page
Approved through May 21, 2024
TheAnswerPage offers two course options to satisfy the CME requirements for the initial Ohio Certificate to Recommend (CTR) application:
“The Ohio Healthcare Provider Medical Marijuana Course Bundle for Certification” 3 CME/CE credits
“The Ohio Healthcare Provider Medical Marijuana Course Bundle for Certification PLUS” 5 CME/CE credits
Both courses introduce the reader to the endocannabinoid system and its interaction with the components of the cannabis plant, and address administration, therapeutic use, drug metabolism, physiologic and cognitive effects, potential risks, and drug interactions. The use of marijuana in obstetric, pediatric, adolescent and elderly patients is addressed in detail, too. Also, considerations for patients with ischemic heart disease, hepatic disease, psychotic illness, and/or a history of drug dependence are provided. The “PLUS” course also addresses the use of CBD in clinical care, and assists clinicians with counseling CBD consumers.
Learners who choose “The Ohio Healthcare Provider Medical Marijuana Course Bundle for Certification” can earn up to 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits, and learners who choose the “PLUS” can earn up to 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits. Content also provides Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American General Dentistry (AGD) credits, so other clinicians in your practice can earn credits while learning about medical marijuana.
Subscribers can complete the curriculum and access it throughout their 12-month subscription.
or call (888) 635-0975
Course provider: The Medical Cannabis Institute
Approved through Dec. 23, 2023
Developed by TMCIGlobal, this interactive, engaging online course is designed for providers in the State of Ohio seeking to gain basic knowledge about the use of medical cannabis and participate in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. This self-paced course is composed of three highly visual lessons and is approved for 3.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™, and meets the CME requirements necessary for physicians to participate in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Describe the current landscape of recommending medical cannabis
- Evaluate the evidence for treating patient conditions with medical cannabis
- Discuss the pharmacology of cannabis and its effect on the endocannabinoid system
- Analyze use disorders and other patient precautions for recommending medical cannabis
- Analyze the effects of dosing and common delivery methods of medical cannabis
- Examine Ohio-specific considerations for discussing medical cannabis
Or call (855) 492-1632
OSMA Course: Medical Marijuana Update for Ohio CTR Providers
Approved course for annual CME requirement
* physicians may take this or any other course in medical marijuana that is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credits.
Original Release Date: May 21, 2020
Reviewed and Updated: March 4, 2021
Reviewed and Updated: May 1, 2022
Termination Date: May 31, 2024
Estimated time to complete both videos: 2 hours
Physicians who hold a CTR in Ohio must earn two hours of approved medical marijuana education each year. Credit earned by completing both of these videos may be used towards this requirement. By successfully completing these webinars, the learner should be able to:
- List qualifying conditions updates
- Discuss adverse reactions to medical marijuana
- Utilize proper documentation and medical record keeping
- Describe interactions with regulatory agencies
The Ohio State Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The OSMA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Email info@OSMA.org or call (800) 766-6762