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ATrain Education Inc.

Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Use

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Overview / Abstract:

Reviews the medicinal use of cannabis, introduces the endocannabinoid system, addresses myths, outlines therapeutic indications, and spells out dosages and routes of administration. This course addresses public policy and legal issues as use of medicinal cannabis becomes legal in a growing number of states throughout the United States.

Course Objectives

*Summarize the myths and truths about cannabis as a medication.
*Identify phytocannabinoids, and contrast Marinol with cannabis occurring in nature.
*Explain the endocannabinoid system and its implications for the use of cannabis as medication.
*Comment on the generally supposed health risks related to cannabis as medication.
*State the therapeutic effects and indications for cannabis.
*Discuss the dosage and routes of administration of cannabis.
*Describe elements of patient and family education regarding cannabis.
*Debate the public policy and legal issues associated with the medicinal use of cannabis.


May 01, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE





Credits / Hours



American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), California Board of Physical Therapy, California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, New York Physical Therapy Association, Washington DC Board of Nursing

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Rehabilitation / Therapy, Public Health / Community Health, Primary Care, Preventive Care, Pharmacology, Palliative Care / Hospice, Pain Management, Nontraditional / Alternative Medicine, Law / Legal, Acute Care

Keywords / Search Terms

ATrain Education, rnceu, nursingceu, marijuana, cannabis, pain management, endocannabinoid, medicinal, phytocannabinoids, Marinol, dosage, routes, administration, public policy,

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