United Patients Group and Sonoma State University Offer Medical Cannabis: A Clinical Focus
Medical cannabis education provider United Patients Group, along with Sonoma State University, in the heart of fertile Northern California, are teaming up to offer one of the first medical cannabis courses from a major public university in the country.The upcoming Medical Cannabis: A Clinical Focus from United Patients Group “marks a watershed moment in marijuana education and the nation’s rapidly evolving acceptance of marijuana,” according to UPG.
Already medically legal in 28 states — and legalized recreationally in eight states plus D.C. as of last election, including California — cannabis has seen sweeping and unprecedented mainstream acceptance nationwide.
California, the largest state to legalize medical cannabis, has a long history of leading the nation in medical marijuana research and advocacy. Medical Cannabis: A Clinical Focus from SSU and UPG, is being called “the first medical cannabis course to be offered at a public university.”
United Patients Group was founded to serve as advisors to both patients and physicians. UPG has recently blazed a trail as a leader in cannabis education, offering CEU credentialed courses at California Northstate Medical University, among others.
UPG’s latest breakthrough accredited course will take place at Sonoma State University on March 11. Live streaming of this event is also available.Taught by nurse Eloise Theisen MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, the course is designed for pharmacists, physicians, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Also featured in the seminar will be Dr. Donald Land, chief scientific consultant to Steep Hill Labs, Inc., a science and technology firm involved globally in cannabis testing and analytics. Dr. Land has been a national scientific expert in cannabis testing technologies for molds, mycotoxins and pesticides since 2010, when he founded Halent Laboratories. Halent merged with Steep Hill in 2013. Land is also a professor of chemistry at UC Davis.
Topics to be covered are the Endocannabinoid System, an Introduction to Cannabinoids and Terpenes, Drug to Drug Interactions, Understanding FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil), as well as Legal Implications, among others.
“United Patients Group was founded to give patients access to the best medical advice the medical cannabis community has to offer,” said United Patients Group cofounder Corinne Malanca. “We couldn’t imagine a more impactful way to further that mission than partnering with a respected university like Sonoma State.”“Courses like Medical Cannabis: A Clinical Focus are the future of education in the medical use of cannabis,” said Sonoma State’s Dean of the School of Extended and International Education, Robert Eyler, Ph.D. “This is the first step in educating the next generation of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists about the immense knowledge base of benefits and treatment applications of this product as medicine.
“We’re delighted to partner with a medical cannabis leader like United Patients Group to discuss the science of cannabis and help develop a workforce for the future at Sonoma State,” Dr. Eyler said.
For more information, visit unitedpatientsgroup.com/SSU.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Student Center, Ballroom A
General Admission is $99 per person in advance, plus an optional $65 for those who wish to receive six (6) CME/CNE/CPE Contact Hours (AMA PRA Category 1)
$99 Advance, Tickets Available Online
$120 At the Door