Cannabis (and pediatric) specialist Bonni Goldstein, MD, launched an educational program June 9 with a talk on “Finding your medicine.” Next class:

Saturday June 30, 9 am – 4 pm:  Introduction to Cannabinoid Therapeutics for Nurses, presented by Goldstein and oncology specialist Eloise Theisen RN.  RNs will receive seven contact hour CE credits through the California Board of Registered Nurses.

This spring Goldstein arranged for a classroom that seats 40 to be installed adjacent to her office in Lawndale, California. There is a podium and a large-screen TV for showing video and PowerPoint presentations.  A webinar program broadcasts the slides while the speaker is depicted live in a corner of the screen. Questions can come from the classroom audience or from online viewers. 

The classes will be recorded and downloadable. Some will be free of charge, Goldstein says, naming two —”Cannabis for Seniors” and  “Cannabis for Veterans.”  She says government agencies need to offer training based on what physicians and scientists have learned about cannabis in recent years.

“I’m trying to get Social Services and the Department of Child Welfare to come,” she says hopefully. She has invited retired police lieutenant Diane Goldstein (no relation) to organize presentations for law enforcement. Diane Goldstein is a leader of the group formerly known as Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, now the Law Enforcement Action Program.

Classes for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists will support the project, Goldstein hopes. “Doctors really want to learn now,” she generalizes optimistically. “Chiropractors, acupuncturists —everyone who wants to learn.” 

Goldstein is seeking approval to offer CME credits.

To register, call 855-411-4420 or click on the event in the calendar on the “educational program” page of the website  On the page that has the description of the lecture, there is a dropdown to choose “classroom” or “webinar.”