Healthway Education Systems Provides Accredited Cannabis Continuing Medical Education Informative Seminar

Press Release ( - Houston, Texas - Jan 17, 2017 - ​​The stigma that once surrounded medical cannabis use is quickly becoming a thing of the past; Senate Bill 339 was recently passed in Texas, legalizing medical cannabis for patient use. This is exciting news in healthcare, and education, now more than ever, is key to understanding and recommending cannabis to your patients.

As medical cannabis legalization builds more and more momentum, doctors find themselves asking vital questions that are left unanswered, such as when to recommend cannabis and what dosages, and also which medical conditions make patients eligible to use cannabis as a treatment option. Furthermore, professionals in the medical field are not sure where they can find trusted answers to these questions.

Unfortunately, this results in patients who have certain ailments, such as PTSD, cancer, and ALS, not having access to an effective, available treatment that has been scientifically proven to alleviate their symptoms. Despite the increase in medical cannabis programs adapted in more than 59% of US states, there remains a gap that separates healthcare providers and participating patients due to medical professionals’ lack of education on cannabis as a treatment plan.

To help those in the medical industry overcome this issue, Healthway Education Systems (HES) provides medical professionals with relevant, contemporary knowledge that they can apply to their own practice. Healthway Education also strives to ensure that the professionals they work with understand and adhere to state-mandated medical regulations.

Healthway Education Systems offers seminars and courses that are recognized by the American Medical Association, ANCC, ACPE, and APA, which allows medical professionals who are certified in the industry to fulfill their annual license renewal requirements with the continuing medical education credits they will receive.

Healthway Education’s courses are not limited to just medical professionals. Due to the cannabis space being one of the fastest growing industries, as a result of widespread legalization, professionals in the medical cannabis industry will benefit from the knowledge Healthway provides through their patient care certifications and their very own rigorous, customized programs. Caregivers, mental health professionals, dispensary owners, and even those simply looking to enter the cannabis space will find this education beneficial to their occupations. It is critical that these individuals understand medical cannabis and its properties in order to recommend it and ensure safe patient access.

Healthway Education Systems will be holding its next seminar at the University of Houston’s Innovation Center on January 28th, which is located at UH Energy Research Park 5000 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77030, on the second floor of building 4.

The event will offer those who attend comprehensive knowledge on the history of medical of cannabis, its side effects, dosing and benefits, and recommended applications that medical cannabis has when used by medical professionals to treat patients.

Texas will implement the Compassionate Use Act on September 1, 2017, which will allow dispensaries to legally operate within the state for the first time in its history. There is no better time than now to get educated on medical cannabis; its legality is rapidly expanding to even the most notoriously conservative states.  Your patients have questions; now, you have answers.

This exclusive seminar will feature Dr. Jokubas Ziburkus, PhD, who will provide an extensive, scientific synopsis of the components of the endocannabinoid system, which will include information on endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors and other related receptors, their functions and mechanisms of action, the physical and psychological effects of medical cannabis, and its therapeutic applications. During the course, attendees will also receive broader education on medical cannabis, such as a timeline of how the first synthetic cannabinoids, cannabis-based pharmaceuticals, and cannabis formulations were developed and implemented.

Those who attend the seminar will receive four CME/CE PRA Category 1 credits recognized by ACCME, ANCC, APA and ACPE.

Healthway Education Systems’ seminar in Houston, Texas offers extensive education on:

1) Cannabinoids and terpenes, their therapeutic properties and mechanisms of action, and the Entourage effect
2) The evolution and use of cannabis-based formulations and pharmaceuticals
3) The endocannabinoid systems
4) Information on legal medical cannabis practice

Dr. Jokubas Ziburkus, PhD is a neuroscientist who has published over 20 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Ziburkus is a tenured associate professor at the University of Houston (UH), where his lab researches Alzheimer’s and childhood epilepsy. The current focus of the lab is on cannabinoid actions within the brain, and potential treatments for neurological disorders. Ziburkus was conferred the Global Lithuanian Leader Award for his dissemination of intellectual capital. As a result of his work as a professor, he was also a recipient of the University of Houston’s Teaching Excellence Award. Ziburkus is also a renowned public speaker, and has hosted a Tedx Talk named “There is something you should know about epilepsy and cannabis.” Dr. Jokubas Ziburkus has consistently proven to be an efficient international leader and strategic planner, and he is also currently a member of multiple respected editorial, business, strategic planning, scientific, and medical boards, such as the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board for Dravet Syndrome Foundation. Ziburkus is also an accomplished entrepreneur; he is a co-founder of CannTelligence, a company focused on cannabinoid research, education, and innovation that operates out of the University of Houston’s Innovation Center.

Dr. Jokubas Ziburkus expansive knowledge of medical cannabis, neurology, and neurological disorders will provide a solid foundation for the introductory training module attendees will experience at the January 28th certified accrediting seminar.

Healthway Education Systems is offering the unique opportunity to learn from a recognized, competent medical expert and earn 4 CME/CE credits; it is surely one that should not be missed.

In order to register for Healthway Education’s exclusive, comprehensive seminar, call 1-888-994-8495 or visit

For events or press inquiries please contact media relations liaison, Dana Blickensderfer at or call 813-775-7107.

About Healthway Education Systems

Healthway Education Systems bridges the gap between State medical marijuana programs, medical education and responsible patient care. HES recognizes the importance of delivering continuity, quality service and efficacy within the cannabis industry; we are dedicated to establishing and assuring that our cannabis education supports the highest level of Education Excellence to improve healthcare outcomes.

Healthway Education Systems offers accredited cannabis continuing medical education to their clients, delivering comprehensive curriculum needed about medical cannabis properties and applications, when and how to recommend for patients qualifying conditions, and how to participate in growing states’ regulations. Recognized by the American Medical Association, ANCC, APA and ACPE, Healthway Education’s courses are authentic, rigorous certifications and training programs for professionals in the medical or cannabis industries.

Healthway Education Systems is the Premier industry leader in Accredited Medical Cannabis Education Nationally and Internationally; delivering world-class curriculum from world-class educators to both medical professionals and professionals in the cannabis space, providing both with relevant programs they can use to progress in their chosen field. With the ever-growing use of medical cannabis, education is essential now more than ever. For more information, please visit:

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