Washington State Healthcare Provider Education: Medical Use of Marijuana

Washington State Department of Health

$299.00

This course is certified for up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Also approved for 4 ANCC contact hour(s) and 1 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

You Will Learn About

  • Washington State Marijuana Laws and Rules
  • Authorization Requirements, Amounts, and Database Information
  • Basic Sciences: The Endocannabinoid System and The Pharmacology of Cannabis
  • Therapeutic Rationale: Dosing Best Practices
  • Practice and Legal Issues
  • License Discipline Related to Authorizing Medical Marijuana Without Following Laws
  • Qualifying Conditions and Treatment
  • Medical Marijuana Authorization Guidelines

Developed by TMCI Global and approved by the Washington State Department of Health (WADOH), this online curriculum is designed to educate practitioners who wish to participate in the Washington State Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program. Read More

Purchase grants one learner one year’s access to lessons and quizzes (access expires 365 days from date of course activation).

NOTE: Bulk pricing is available! Call 844.490.2569 or email info@tmciglobal.org.

Lesson Plan

Overview of Washington State Marijuana Laws and Rules

  • List key dates in the history of Washington State’s medical marijuana program
  • Discuss key components and purpose of Washington’s Cannabis Patient Protection Act
  • Explain Washington’s regulations regarding marijuana

Healthcare Practitioner Authorization Requirements

  • Discuss who is allowed to authorize medical marijuana in Washington
  • Describe the requirements for providing an authorization
  • Complete the Authorization Form
  • Identify Washington’s Guidelines Related to the Authorization of Marijuana

Medical Marijuana: Authorization Amounts

  • Describe authorization amounts for medical marijuana for patients entered into the medical marijuana database
  • List authorization amounts for medical marijuana for patients NOT entered into the medical marijuana database
  • Discuss if healthcare practitioners can authorize the medical use of marijuana for patients under age 18

Authorization Database, Recognition Cards, and Distribution System

  • Understand key components of Washington’s Authorization Database
  • Discuss the purpose of the Recognition Card
  • Understand the steps involved in obtaining a card
  • Discuss the availability of Cooperative Grows in Washington State

Basic Sciences: The Endocannabinoid System and The Pharmacology of Cannabis

  • Describe the endocannabinoid system
  • Discuss the basic pharmacology of cannabinoids
  • Determine when the use of medical marijuana may be contraindicated

Therapeutic Rationale: Dosing Best Practices

  • List common delivery methods for medical cannabis
  • Identify considerations for each delivery method

Issues Related to Practice for Each Profession

  • Understand what patients are really using medical marijuana for, i.e., treating depression as a co-morbid condition with pain
  • Describe issues related to quality control for and pesticide use on medical marijuana plants
  • Discuss cannabis use emergencies

Legal Issues Related to Authorizing Use of Medical Marijuana

  • Discuss actions by healthcare practitioners that do and do not violate laws in Washington State regarding medical marijuana
  • Describe common legal issues that healthcare practitioners may encounter in their practice regarding medical marijuana

License Discipline Related to Authorizing Medical Marijuana Without Following Laws

  • Discuss marijuana’s illegality under federal law
  • Review key legal cases regarding medical marijuana
  • Discuss possible liability issues a healthcare practitioner of medical marijuana might face
  • Discuss possible issues regarding Medicare/Medicaid and medical marijuana

Qualifying Conditions and Treatment

  • Identify what conditions qualify for medical marijuana use in Washington State
  • Understand how marijuana is used in the treatment of these conditions

Medical Marijuana Authorization Guidelines

  • Understand the six sections of Washington State’s Medical Marijuana Practice Guidelines

Ethan Russo, MD:  Dr. Russo is a neurologist and Medical Director of PHYTECS.

Michelle Sexton, ND:  Dr. Sexton is Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, at the University of California, San Diego.

Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR:  Dr. Aggarwal currently serves as a Palliative Medicine Physician Consultant at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center and the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center, an Associate Medical Director of MultiCare Hospice, and a physician at SageMED in Bellevue, WA.