Medical Cannabis Program Helps Patients Understand the New Regulations

TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - medSchoolForYou.ca has launched another free online course entitled Medical Cannabis: Understanding the New Regulations (click here for immediate access).  This latest education program is available for the general public and is based on an existing course created for healthcare professionals (for this version, please click here).

With over 30,000 patients currently using medical marijuana (medical cannabis) in Canada, the program aims to:

  • Explain how the new regulations apply to them;
  • Identify what documents they will need; and
  • Prepare them to talk to their doctor and licensed producer.

"The changes in regulations can leave patients vulnerable if they are not well informed," says Dr. Danial Schecter, who runs the Cannabinoid Medical Clinic and serves as lead author of the program. "It is important that people have access to accurate information. It's much easier for patients to educate themselves in a succinct and user-friendly online course than to read through entire bodies of regulatory policy." 

More than just a repository of medical information, www.medSchoolForYou.ca provides users with an interactive multimedia environment for a truly engaging educational experience - at no charge.  Users can trust that the content on medSchoolForYou is credible and authoritative, as all information is based on courses accredited for healthcare professionals by patient and professional societies and Canadian medical schools.

This free online program  is supported by an unrestricted educational grant.   Simply go to www.medSchoolForYou.ca to access the medical marijuana program or any of the other medSchool courses such as Sports-Related Concussion and Vaccines: Not Just Kid Stuff.

Also Coming Soon to medSchoolForYou.ca:

1.       Empowering Patients to Improve Medication Adherence
2.       Anaphylaxis:  Understanding the Importance of Auto-Injectors

About medSchoolForYou.ca
medSchoolForYou.ca programs aim to provide credible and relevant education to patients, caregivers and consumers. All programs are developed based on expertise from Canadian healthcare professionals, patient and professional societies, as well as leading universities.

While not designed to replace the advice or expertise of a healthcare professional, www.medSchoolForYou.ca can augment the education and counseling patients receive from their providers. It also empowers patients to have a more efficient and informed discussion with their healthcare provider about their health concerns.

About mdBriefCase.com
mdBriefCase Inc has been the leading provider of online Continuing Health Education for Canadian healthcare professionals since 2001. More than 100 CHE programs are launched each year for pharmacists, nurses, family physicians, specialists and now patients.

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For further information: To learn more about opportunities on medSchoolForYou.ca, or its parent site mdBriefCase Inc., please contact: Dan Denomme, President, Phone: 416-488-5500 X 290, Email: ddenomme@mdbriefcase.com