2-hour On-Demand: Medical Marijuana

Price: $31 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description & Information:

  • Marijuana, and cannabinoids in general, are quickly moving from the taboo realm to that of a multitude of potential legitimate medical applications. This course will discuss the demographics of “legalized pot,” its historic anecdotal uses, and its current-day applications in several disease states. In addition, there will be discussion regarding some unrealized, but potentially beneficial clinical uses.
  • ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-17-023-H01-P, IRD: 5-1-2017, ERD: 5-1-2020. Knowledge based activity.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe some of the chemicals classified as “cannabinoids”.
  • Discuss the historical uses of marijuana.
  • Explain the political and social issues surrounding the debate to legalize marijuana – especially medical uses.
  • Identify the mechanisms of action of marijuana and other cannabinoids, both for recreational and medical uses.
  • Explain the pharmacology of marijuana pertaining to its current medically accepted uses.
  • Name some marijuana – related pharmaceuticals currently available for patient use.
  • Project some potential future uses of medical marijuana.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals (2 nursing pharmacology hours), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Blaine Smith, PhD, PharmD

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