ETHICS: CHABA & Cannabis 101 (for WA LMTs & DOH Professionals)

Class Description:
Cannabis? Wait, is that legal for massage? What happens if a client asks me to use a crème they have that has cannabis in it during their massage? Will I get in trouble and will it affect me if I use it? What the heck is CHABA?

CHABA stands for Cannabis Health and Beauty Aid and CHABA topicals are legal for us to use and can be beneficial, but do I want to use them and where do you get them? Want to open a cannabis spa and be on top of this green movement? Sorry, but that’s a big no, no in Washington.

This class is designed to provide licensed massage therapists in WA with the tools and knowledge they need to stay out of trouble, and understand what can be used legally, as well as the benefits of these products. This fun and informative course will help you:

• Understand the history of cannabis law in Washington State
• Understand the current rules and regulations around the use of these products
• Maintain safe roles and boundaries with clients
• Understand the basics of CHABA/cannabis and its benefits
• Identify legal CHABA products available in Washington State
• Help you speak confidently about the topic to your clients/patients

Instructor’s Massage License Number:

Instructor information:
Jennifer Chan, LMT has been a massage therapist for 11 years and has been researching this topic since 2011. Jennifer is the first CHABA massage therapist out of the green closet here in Washington State and helped bring to create the current CHABA law here. As a member of N.O.R.M.L. Women of WA, an organization that concentrates on normalization, education, and outreach regarding cannabis, Jennifer has been involved in a variety of educational efforts around cannabis and CHABA products here in WA state.

This class was designed to educate her fellow LMTs, Dept of Health Professionals, and also meets CE requirements for WA medical consultants in the 502 system. (open to the public – no CE credit, just certificate of completion)

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11am – 3pm

Location: NW Academy Healing Arts, 1106 Harris Avenue Ste. 205, Bellingham, WA

CE hours: 4 hours

Tuition: $80

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