Certified Medical Marijuana Courses

Physicians interested in applying for a Certificate to Recommend (CTR) in Ohio may choose from the following certified course providers to earn their CME.

The information in these certified courses is for education purposes only and not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in these CME activities are those of the author/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the OSMA.


Course provider: MedicalMarijuanaCME

Course provider: MedicalMarijuanaCME

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Approved through July 15, 2024

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Certification Course from MedicalMarijuanaCME.org will help physicians make informed decisions regarding medicinal cannabis treatments for their patients. This activity provides an evidence based analysis of marijuana’s efficacy, risks and benefits in treating Ohio’s approved conditions. The science, safety and impact of medicinal cannabis will be explored, in order to enhance physician knowledge of this emerging healthcare resource. This activity has been approved for 4 AMA PRA Category I credits, and meets the CME requirements necessary for physicians to participate in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.

Email gsavarese@medicalmarijuanacme.org
or call (855) 935-CME1
Course provider: The Answer Page

Course provider: The Answer Page

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Approved through May 21, 2024

TheAnswerPage offers two course options to satisfy the CME requirements for the initial Ohio Certificate to Recommend (CTR) application:

  • “The Ohio Healthcare Provider Medical Marijuana Course Bundle for Certification” 3 CME/CE credits

  • “The Ohio Healthcare Provider Medical Marijuana Course Bundle for Certification PLUS” 5 CME/CE credits

Both courses introduce the reader to the endocannabinoid system and its interaction with the components of the cannabis plant, and address administration, therapeutic use, drug metabolism, physiologic and cognitive effects, potential risks, and drug interactions. The use of marijuana in obstetric, pediatric, adolescent and elderly patients is addressed in detail, too. Also, considerations for patients with ischemic heart disease, hepatic disease, psychotic illness, and/or a history of drug dependence are provided. The “PLUS” course also addresses the use of CBD in clinical care, and assists clinicians with counseling CBD consumers.

Learners who choose “The Ohio Healthcare Provider Medical Marijuana Course Bundle for Certification” can earn up to 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits, and learners who choose the “PLUS” can earn up to 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits. Content also provides Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American General Dentistry (AGD) credits, so other clinicians in your practice can earn credits while learning about medical marijuana.

Subscribers can complete the curriculum and access it throughout their 12-month subscription.

Email info@TheAnswerPage.com 
or call (888) 635-0975


OSMA Course: Medical Marijuana Update for Ohio CTR Providers

OSMA Course: Medical Marijuana Update for Ohio CTR Providers

Approved course for annual CME requirement
* physicians may take this or any other course in medical marijuana that is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

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Original Release Date: May 21, 2020
Reviewed and Updated: March 4, 2021
Reviewed and Updated: May 1, 2022
Termination Date: December 31, 2024
Estimated time to complete both videos: 2 hours

Physicians who hold a CTR in Ohio must earn two hours of approved medical marijuana education each year. Credit earned by completing both of these videos may be used towards this requirement. By successfully completing these webinars, the learner should be able to:

  • List qualifying conditions updates
  • Discuss adverse reactions to medical marijuana
  • Utilize proper documentation and medical record keeping
  • Describe interactions with regulatory agencies

The Ohio State Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The OSMA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Email info@OSMA.org or call (800) 766-6762