CME Activity

Activity Information

This is an un-timed, self-guided CME activity, similar to an “open-book” exam.  Please review the STEM website as you answer the questions.  All of the information you will need can be found in the Clinician Resources and Evidence Syntheses materials.

Correct responses will be revealed as you advance through the questionnaire. You may return to previous questions to change your responses.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand basic terminology about cannabis including formulations, routes of administration, dosing, and key cannabinoids.
  • Describe to patients what is known about the effects of cannabis on conditions such as chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Define the prevalence of and risk factors for cannabis use disorder.
  • Understand health effects of cannabis in specific subpopulations such as pregnant women and adolescents/young adults.

Target Audience

Health care providers who practice in primary care or mental health care settings.

The goal of STEM is to empower clinicians to have evidence-informed discussions about the health effects of cannabis with patients. The majority of the US adult population can now access cannabis through licensed dispensaries without a clinicians’ certification or prescription. Therefore, the perspective of this CME activity is that of the clinician who will be in a position to counsel patients about cannabis use, whether medicinal or recreational, rather than the clinician who would be certifying patients for use of medicinal cannabis.

CME Credit


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


OHSU School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming Credit

OHSU will send you an email with instructions to claim your certificate.  Emails are sent on a quarterly basis.

ABMS MOC II (other than ABIM)


Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory,  STEM (Systematically Testing the Evidence on Marijuana) has met the requirements as a Lifelong Learning CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

STEM (Systematically Testing the Evidence on Marijuana)

  • ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology

Claiming ABMS Credit

You will have the opportunity to create a record of your participation.  Activity is processed on a quarterly basis.  Credit is granted through a self-reporting process.  Please visit your Board website(s) to review their reporting requirements.

ABIM Credit


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Claiming ABIM Credit

You will have the opportunity to create a record of your participation. We upload this information to ACCME on a quarterly basis.  You should receive notification from ABIM that it has been completed.  If applicable, please have your diplomate ID # ready.

If you have questions about your record of participation, please contact for assistance and copy

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, each instructor and member of the planning committee has been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (defined as: any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). The information disclosed for this activity is listed below.

Faculty Disclosures

Dr. Devan Kansagara has nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Disclosures

Dr. Devan Kansagara has nothing to disclose.
Nicole Thompson has nothing to disclose.