The Medical Cannabis Institute Expands Global Reach and Patient Audiences Through New Affiliate Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Medical Cannabis Institute (TMCI) launched its new affiliate program today, expanding the reach of its educational programming to new audiences within the patient community, as well as to new global markets in Central and Southern Europe. The three initial TMCI Affiliates are My Compassion, based in Taylor, Mich., NeoHerbal, located in Europe, and United Patients Group (UPG) of Greenbrae, Calif.

According to Vicky Mossman, VP of partner development, interest in medical cannabis education is growing rapidly. “While physicians need medical cannabis education, patients and their caregivers are motivated to learn more about medical cannabis science, research and treatment, especially patients suffering from glaucoma, chronic pain, PTSD and cancer,” said Mossman. “Our affiliate program allows TMCI’s educational initiative to reach a broader set of clinicians, patients and caregivers as legalization increases and medical cannabis becomes more mainstream.”

As part of the TMCI program, affiliates serve as education ambassadors for medical cannabis education. The TMCI program provides access to a range of affiliate resources, including the TMCI Affiliate seal and guidelines, as well as print and web materials on the medical cannabis curriculum.

At present, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, and legislation is pending in seven more states. As the legalization of medical cannabis advances across the United States, TMCI brings together content from experts in the field to close the education gap. All TMCI courses are approved for CME credit.

TMCI offers:

  • An all-in-one clinical cannabinoid medicine curriculum comprising 12 courses which span the fundamentals all the way through clinical case study reviews, and
  • Online courses by topic or specialty, such as the Fundamentals of Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System, Medical Cannabis and Pain Management, Palliative Care, Cardiovascular Problems, Neurologic Disorders, Clinical Applications of Cannabis in Cancer Patients, and Cannabis Therapeutics in Hospice and Palliative Care.

The Medical Cannabis Institute
The Medical Cannabis Institute is an eLearning website with courses to help educate a growing community of healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients about the science and clinical data behind medical cannabis. Healthcare professionals can learn about everything from the basics of the endocannabinoid system and the importance of patient education to specific medical cannabis treatments for pain, cancer and other diseases.

Find out more at http://www.TheMedicalCannabisInstitute.org.

About TMCI Affiliates
My Compassion unites patients who have experienced the positive benefits of medical cannabis for treating specific conditions. My Compassion’s mission is to increase awareness and understanding of the medical benefits and healing properties of cannabis through education, information and advocacy. For more information, visit http://mycompassion.org/about.

NeoHerbal strives to make cannabidiol (CBD) and other medical cannabis products available to patients in Central and Southeastern Europe, and one avenue is to help educate medical professionals. For more information, visit http://neo-herbal.si/.

United Patients Group (UPG) is an unparalleled resource and trusted leader in medical cannabis for physicians, patients and organizations. UPG acts as a virtual hand for patients, by helping them navigate through this ever-changing industry. Therefore, UPG acts as a conduit between worldwide medical institutions and the medical cannabis industry. Recognizing the importance of promoting continuity, quality service and unification within the industry, UPG is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest level of ethics. Find out more at http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/.

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SOURCE The Medical Cannabis Institute

CONTACT: Caroline March-Long, 434-220-5576, info@TheMedicalCannabisInstitute.org

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