United Patients Group Spearheads Medicinal Cannabis Education Efforts with CME-Eligible Online Courses

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

United Patients Group, an online resource for medicinal cannabis information and advocacy, is now offering doctors the opportunity to learn about the rapidly evolving science of medical cannabis with the 12-course online series “Medical Cannabis from A to Z—A Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum.” Offered in collaboration with The Medical Cannabis Institute (TMCI), a division of Scitent, a leader in online medical education, the classes are eligible for up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Continued Medical Education (CME) credits.

“Stay ahead of the curve by learning how you can help your patients with medical cannabis,” invites United Patients Group founder John Malanca. “These courses are designed to review the history, science, and applications of medicinal cannabis, so you get an in-depth exploration of this emerging field from the comfort of your home.”

This series, which was developed by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), is designed to teach clinicians the research and clinical practice facets of cannabinoid medicine. Topics covered by the series include:

    History Of Cannabis As Medicine: A Timeline Through Current Drug Policy Issues
    The Endocannabinoid System
    Cannabis—the Plant: A Phytocannabinoid Medicine
    Pharmacology Of Cannabis & Physiologic Effects Of Phytocannabinoids
    Delivery and Dosage of Cannabis Medicine
    Clinical Practice I: Cannabis Use for Pain
    Clinical Practice II: Insomnia, Glaucoma, and Immune Disorders
    Clinical Practice III: Movement Disorders & Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Clinical Practice IV: Mental Health Conditions and Potential Psychiatric Applications
    Clinical Practice V: Cancer and Palliative Care
    Clinical Practice VI: Cannabis Use Disorders and Precautions
    Clinical Case Study Reviews

“This is your opportunity to become a leader in this emerging medical field,” says Malanca. “Your expertise could open up a new level of treatment options for your patients.”

As acceptance of the validity of cannabinoid medicine has grown worldwide, clinicians, researchers, and patients are finding that it helps with a remarkable number of ailments, even when pharmaceuticals fall short.

“It’s time for us to stop burying our heads in the sand about cannabis,” Malanca declares. “Cannabis is a life-saving treatment option, one that all doctors should know about and all patients deserve access to. The information in this curriculum will forever change the way you help your patients.”

To learn more about United Patients Group’s CME course offerings or information about cannabinoid medicine, go to http://www.UnitedPatientsGroup.com.

About United Patients Group:

United Patients Group is a discreet, safe, and professional online medical cannabis information resource for prospective and current patients, caregivers, and medicinal cannabis industry professionals.

While most online medical cannabis sites cater to patients already familiar with medical cannabis, the UnitedPatientsGroup.com website is a comprehensive and easy-to-use information source for people of all ages and experience levels, from novice users to experienced industry professionals. The site’s News, Resource, and Blog pages introduce new patients to the ins and outs of medical cannabis healthcare, while helping experienced providers stay abreast of the latest developments in THC and CBD therapies.

A complimentary five-star-rated United Patients Group medical cannabis app is available on the iTunes app store for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and any iPad.

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