The internet provides a wide variety of information regarding cannabis and medicine. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started. 

Cannabis for Healthcare Professionals

In partnership with Radicle Heath, a self-paced, recorded curriculum package is now available to ACNA Members. 

This course presents foundational subjects - such as the ECS, cannabinoids, terpenes, extraction methods, routes, dosing, and so forth - and also includes information describing:

  • The 6 principles of essential knowledge published by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing;
  • Considerations specific to using cannabis to treat the geriatric population,
  • How to use cannabis to help patients treat chronic pain;
  • Cannabis pharmacology, including an in-depth description of the cell receptors, enzymes, ligands, and drug transporters relevant to cannabinoid pharmacodynamics. This module also includes a description of the absorption, metabolism, distribution, and excretion of cannabinoids. It describes how clinicians and patients can use genetic polymorphisms as data points for predicting patient response and for mitigating the risk of adverse effects, especially in cannabis-naïve patients. And, this module describes the drug interactions that should be considered when working with cannabinoids; and
  • How to assess cannabis patients and what best practices you should consider when dosing patients with cannabis.

ACNA members receive a 10% discount!

For more information and to purchase this curriculum, access the ACNA Members Only Section.

Online Continuing Education Courses

  • The District of Columbia Center for Rational Prescribing provides information about medications and other therapeutic options to physicians and healthcare professionals. It has three modules on medical cannabis that are available for CME credit (payment required) or free-of-charge in PDF format.  To learn more about these programs and how to obtain CME credit please go to   To access the three medical cannabis modules in PDF format please follow these links: Medical Cannabis: An Introduction to the Biochemistry & PharmacologyMedical Cannabis: Evidence on Efficacy, and  Medical Cannabis: Adverse Effects and Drug Interaction.
  • The Medical Cannabis Institute - Offering a large variety of courses including many presentations from the National Clinical Conferences on Cannabis Therapeutics sponsored by Patients Out of Time 
  • Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain Project - A project of the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute
  • -’s goal is to create a positive and supportive community of like-minded medical cannabis users. We aspire to be your transparent, trusted source of cannabis information, a respected authority on its safe and smart use. Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging medicine.


Activist Sites

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The vast number of information sites on medical cannabis makes it impossible to provide a complete listing but these references will get you started.