Class Overview

Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Therapy Package | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

This course is a package comprised of two of our medical marijuana continuing education classes.

Medical Marijuana: Qualifying Conditions and Product Selection

Using marijuana medicinally is a new treatment concept for some, and it may be a solution that many patients are interested in trying, with the supervision of their healthcare providers.

Join us as we explore in detail the current qualifying conditions to use medical marijuana in Washington State.

You'll learn about each condition, likely related conditions, and products that may offer relief while being less toxic and dangerous than what patients may have tried before.

Pain Management and Cannabis Therapy

The American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that over 100 million Americans currently suffer from chronic pain. Often the solution provided by modern medicine is over the counter or prescription pain medicine.

In 2014 alone, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that over 18,000 Americans died from opiates alone. It is no wonder that patients would seek out other less addictive and non-lethal options such as cannabis.

Explore the ancient option of cannabis, which has been shown to have been used by humans for over 6,000 years.

Join us as we look into the inner workings of cannabis, why our body recognizes it and uses it, how whole plant chemistry may be a better answer than modern synthesized single compound medicines, and be prepared to guide people currently working with their healthcare professional to find a new way to relieve their pain.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Name each of the qualifying conditions that Washington State has designated as eligible for authorization as a medical marijuana patient
  • Identify the descriptors of these qualifying conditions
  • Name some of the possible impacts to daily life associated with different qualifying conditions
  • Describe co-morbidity and be able to explain why cannabinoids may be beneficial
  • Identify which conditions are most likely to be associated
  • Be familiar with cannabis therapy research for each condition
  • Identify considerations of different methods of delivery, and name one possible product choice that may be medically beneficial for each condition
  • Define the endocannabinoid system and be able to identify systems regulated by it
  • Distinguish between acute and chronic pain and discuss some of the historical approaches to pain
  • List some real concerns about modern pain relief methods
  • Explain why cannabis can be an effective pain management tool, and further explain why terpenes are important to the entourage effect
  • Explain to a customer the various methods of ingestion, as well as guide a customer on safely determining optimal dose

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Washington State Medical Marijuana Consultants seeking CEUs
  • Those interested in gaining a better understanding of qualifying conditions and the medicinal benefits of cannabis related to those conditions
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about how to use cannabis to alleviate symptoms or improve their health
  • Anyone who is using or assisting a patient who uses medical marijuana
  • Those interested in gaining a better understanding of cannabis therapy
  • Anyone who would like more information on how cannabis is a non-lethal solution to pain reduction

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6185
  • Instructor: Trey Reckling
  • When: 9/24-12/13
  • Total Number of Hours: 10
  • Where: Online
  • Fee: $199
  • Additional Notes: This online course is open for enrollment throughout the dates noted, but must be completed by the end date in order to receive credit. It provides Certified Medical Marijuana Consultants with 10 continuing education units (CEUs).