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Healthcare Applications of Cannabis


National Accreditations for Multiple Health Care Professions

Accepted in all 50 States

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Because of the long history of cannabis as a medicinal plant, there are many who view it as effective in treating a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. Currently, the research about the effectiveness of cannabis remains diverse, with a few conditions having some credible evidence of benefit for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and neuroregenerative processes. There are many considerations about what health conditions could benefit from its use, and there are many routes of cannabis administration that influence the decision to use it.

The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the various health conditions for which cannabis may, or may not be effective, as well as to describe the routes of administration, and clinical concerns about drug interactions and monitoring its effectiveness.


Course Objectives: 

  1. Explain the factors impacting pharmaceutical cannabinoids versus other cannabinoids.
  2. State the purpose of the medical marijuana program and its relevance to medical cannabis.
  3. Describe the various health conditions for which medical cannabis may be effective.
  4. Explain the healthcare considerations involved in the decision to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes.
  5. Compare the various methods of cannabis administration, including the product types, actions, onset, and duration of effectiveness.
  6. Identify issues related to the titration and monitoring of cannabis as a therapeutic modality.

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