Links and Resources

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences CME Program offers education for physicians and other healthcare providers. More Information

Modules may be viewed without cost, or purchased for continuing education credits (CE).

University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education offers a variety of courses, including a 7 week certificate course aimed at medical professionals (MDs, APRNs, PharmDs). More Information

University of Arizona Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research (CTPER) offers articles and self-directed learning modules for medical professionals.  Most resources are under the “Healthcare Professionals” tab.  More Information

The Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) partners with The Medical Cannabis Institute (TMCIGlobal) to provide online training, including a 13 hr Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum, an Endocannabinoid module, and state specific training for MD, WA, MN, IL, OH, and NY. CE is available.  More Information

The SCC also maintains an extensive Research Library (under Resources).  More Information

CannMed, a leading cannabis science conference, brings together some of the most highly regarded clinicians and researchers in cannabis medicine. Video of many talks are available online. More information

The Answer Page offers a 4-hour comprehensive course for continuing education credit (called the Marij-thon™), and has state specific training for OH, PA, UT, MN, LA, MA. More Information

Many excellent books on medical cannabis are also available, including:

  • Cannabis Pharmacy:  The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana, Michael Backes, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
  • Cannabis in Medical Practice, Mary Lynn Mathre, Ed., McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
  • Marihuana, The Forbidden Medicine, Lester Grinspoon, MD & James B. Bakalar, Yale University Press
  • Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics:  From Bench to Bedside, Ethan B. Russo, MD & Franjo Grotenhermen, MD, Routledge, Publishers
  • The Cannabis Health Index, Uwe Blesching, PhD, North Atlantic Books

For Healthcare Professionals

National Academies Press ( publishes information from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research (2017)” is available at no cost. Click “Download Free PDF” on the right and register for a free account to access the report.  View Here

For Patients

WebMD provides an overview of Medical Marijuana.  More Information

Virginia NORML has a patient-friendly list of Frequently Asked Questions.  More Information

Homepage – Academy of Medical Cannabis

Frequently Asked Questions


VPhA and the VPhA Academy of Medical Cannabis have no affiliation with, and do not endorse, any specific educational program. These resources are meant as a starting point for practitioners seeking to increase their knowledge of medical cannabis.