September 22, 2020
Medical Marijuana Education Course
CME Virtual Program presented by Charles V. Barrett, DO
The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program allows people with certain medical conditions, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the State Medical Board, to purchase and use medical marijuana.
Certificate to Recommend (CTR)
DOs and MDs with a full, unrestricted Ohio license are eligible to apply for the certificate to recommend (CTR). There is no fee for the CTR. An applicant must complete at least two hours of continuing medical education in a course or courses certified by the Ohio Osteopathic Association or the OSMA that assist physicians in both of the following:
(a) Diagnosing qualifying medical conditions as defined in section 3796.01 of the Revised Code;
(b) Treating qualifying medical conditions with medical marijuana, including the characteristics of medical marijuana and possible drug interactions.
Details about obtaining a CTR can be found at the SMBO website. Resources and other information for physicians are available on the Medical Marijuana Control Program website. Full requirements are outlined in HB 523 and medical board rules OAC 4731-32
Additional segments include:
- History and evolution of marijuana and hemp
- 20th Century evolution on marijuana laws
- Cannabinoid receptors (and activation of protein subtypes)
- Homeostasis of Activators and Sensitizers
- Side effects
- Product types
- Overview of the patient experience
This Medical Marijuana Education Course is certified by the Ohio Osteopathic Association and meets the education requirements set forth by the State Medical Board of Ohio.
The Ohio Osteopathic Foundation is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Ohio Osteopathic Foundation designated this program for a maximum of 2 hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits in accordance with the extent of the physicians' participation in this activity.