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Medical Marijuana

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
4.2 out of 5.0, Based on: 1,371 reviews

Course Summary

Cannabis species and subspecies have been used medicinally for over 5,000 years. In the United States, the regulation of cannabis as a Schedule I drug has hampered the study of cannabis and its medicinal uses. The 1996 legalization of marijuana in California was followed by more states including the District of Columbia. Consequently, recent reviews and studies related to medicinal marijuana have been done, specifically on whether cannabis is effective for medicinal purposes, such as the treatment of nausea and vomiting, appetite stimulation in chronic diseases and pain, as well as other health conditions reviewed in this course.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the botany of cannabis
  • Describe the use of medical marijuana for chronic pain
  • Describe cannabis delivery systems
  • Explain the health risks of medical marijuana

Course Syllabus

Part 1

A Brief History Of Hemp
Medical Marjuana: A Historical Overview
The Botany Of Cannabis
Cannabinoids As Therapeutic Agents
? (9)-tetrahydrocannabinol
Synthetic/Semi-synthetic Cannabinoids
The Pharmacology Of Medical Marijuana
Chronic Pain
Neurological Conditions
Other Medical Conditions
Psychiatric/Behavioral Disorders

Part 2

Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Laws By State
Medical Cannabis’ Potency, Action And Absorption
Potency, Purity and Dose
Cannabis Delivery Systems
Dosing of Cannabis for Medical Conditions
Cannabis Administration and Drug Interactions
Health Risks Associated With Medical Cannabis
Physical Risks
Mental Health Risks
        The Future Direction Of Medicinal Cannabis

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This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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