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PA State Medical Marijuana Certification Training Course 
Continuing Medical Education

April 30, 2022
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

PCOM is offering an online Pennsylvania medical marijuana certification virtual course on April 30, 2022Join PCOM for a virtual PA-state certified Medical Marijuana virtual training course on Saturday, April 30, 2022. This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and satisfies the Pennsylvania educational requirements to become a practitioner with the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.


Program Agenda

The Medical Marijuana Training Course will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022.

8 a.m.


Fred Goldstein, PhD, FCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, PCOM

8:05 a.m.

Addiction vs. Physical Dependence

Fred Goldstein, PhD, FCP

8:15 a.m.

Pharmacokinetics; Pharmacodynamics; Routes of Administration Pennsylvania State Law: Medical Marijuana

Fred Goldstein, PhD, FCP

9 a.m.

Dispensary Issues

Chosen Lee, PharmD, Medical Marijuana Pharmacist

9:30 a.m.

Dosing Patients - Cases

Gretchen Maurer, DO, Family Medicine, Lehigh Valley Physician Group

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Therapeutic Uses; Adverse Effects

Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist., Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatric Medicine, PCOM

11:30 a.m.

AOA House of Delegates Resolutions: 1. Medical Marijuana, 2. Recreational use by Patients, Physicians, Medical Students

Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist.

11:45 a.m.

Physician Certification of Patients - Cases

Sarah Mullins, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Stoney Batter Family Medicine Associates, Family Physician

1 p.m.



Non-PCOM Affiliates $175
Full-Time PCOM Faculty/Staff $75
Current PCOM Preceptor $75
PCOM Alumni $75
Current PCOM Students/Residents Free

Learning Objectives

Course objectives

Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand difference between addiction and physical dependence.
  • Recognize need for balance in use of controlled substances for treatment of pain.
  • Explain federal laws and Pennsylvania regulations related to prescribing of medical marijuana.
  • List possible routes of administration.
  • Describe therapeutic uses.
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics (e.g., how delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol [delta-9-THC] is retained in the body), pharmacodynamics, adverse effects, potential drug interactions and clinical indications.
  • Identify methods of mitigating risk related to utilization of medical marijuana with respect to federal laws and regulations.
  • Anticipate, be able to identify and mitigate potential physiological and psychological adverse effects of marijuana.
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Join the physician registry at the PA Department of Health.

Continuing Education Credit

AOA Accreditation

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of five hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s
participation in this activity.

ACCME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Pennsylvania Medical Society through the joint providership of Main Line Health wand Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Main Line Health is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Statement: Main Line Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of (5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.


Program cost
MSRP $200
Full-Time PCOM Faculty/Staff $200
Current PCOM Preceptor $200


Register for the course online.

Send inquiries and special requests to:

Alexandra Bones, CME Coordinator
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1694
Phone: 215-871-6348 | Fax: 215-871-6781