Florida Doctors & Nurses Are Getting Additional Marijuana Training

This month, medical professionals will gather in North Florida to learn about something they didn’t learn about in school: the medical use of marijuana. Since new marijuana laws went into effect this year in Florida, doctors, nurses and pharmacists have been inundated with questions from patients about use of the medicine. Now they can find the answers!

The North Florida Medical Marijuana Conference will feature more than 15 speakers addressing various aspects of medical marijuana from how marijuana can replace opiates for pain, to legal issues and more.  Entrepreneurs & caregivers are also encouraged to attend. Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physician Assistants and other medical professionals can earn on-line up to 22.5 CME credits, as well as receive 12-months of access to the most advanced and up-to-date knowledge base on medical cannabis.

Details are available at MarijuanaForDoctors.com.

“There isn’t a doctor in Florida that won’t be faced with questions from their patients about medical marijuana,” said Pete Sessa, Co-Founder, Florida Cannabis Coalition. “Yet, currently just 2% of doctors in Florida have any formal medical marijuana training. That’s a big problem we are addressing.”

Just 1 out of every 50 Florida doctors has taken the state-required medical marijuana education.

“Whether or not doctors or other healthcare providers have any intention of recommending medical cannabis for patient care, they all need to be well educated in this clinical area because their patients will be seeking their expert advice and guidance for this important medication,” said Stephen B. Corn, M.D. founder of The Answer Page.

Florida Cannabis Coalition, the state’s largest cannabis business organization, has partnered with The Answer Page, developers of the FMA’s required medical marijuana physician certification course, to offer medical professionals a fully accredited, on-line robust curriculum of continuing education on the endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic use of medical cannabis.

TheAnswerPage’s founders, Stephen B. Corn, MD and Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD, are responsible for the creation of well over 100 continuing medical education courses in multiple areas of medicine, including perioperative & hospital medicine, palliative care, opioid prescribing & risk management, medical cannabis and medical statistics.  They have co-developed the “New York State Practitioner Education-Medical Use of Marijuana Course,” “Florida Physicians Low-THC Cannabis Course, ” “Florida Physicians Cannabis Course,” “Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Required Course,” "Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) Medical Marijuana Linked Course” and a six-module opioid prescribing risk management course.  At the recommendation of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, their content is featured in Israel’s National Healthcare Provider Cannabis Program. 

“Some patients may already be utilizing medical cannabis, and doctors and other healthcare providers will need to be aware of the physiological effects of cannabis as well as potential drug interactions. Expertise in medical cannabis will be paramount for most doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare providers if they wish to continue to be that respected guide for their patients’ healthcare,” notes the course developer.

Entrepreneurs and caregivers are also encouraged to attend the conference in order to get the education they need to succeed in the cannabis industry or care for their loved ones.

TheAnswerPage.com, a medical education website that has become an internationally recognized leader in providing unbiased peer-reviewed continuing medical education (CME) content focused on the endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic use of medical cannabis, pain medicine and opioid prescribing.  

TheAnswerPage’s founders, Stephen B. Corn, MD and Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD, are responsible for the creation of well over 100 continuing medical education courses in multiple areas of medicine, including perioperative & hospital medicine, palliative care, opioid prescribing & risk management, medical cannabis and medical statistics.  They have co-developed the “New York State Practitioner Education-Medical Use of Marijuana Course,” “Florida Physicians Low-THC Cannabis Course, ” “Florida Physicians Cannabis Course,” “Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Required Course,” "Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) Medical Marijuana Linked Course” and a six-module opioid prescribing risk management course.  At the recommendation of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, their content is featured in Israel’s National Healthcare Provider Cannabis Program. 

 

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