Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years for the treatment of a bevy of neurological and mental health conditions. This presentation will discuss the benefits of medical-cannabis and provide guidance to healthcare professionals interested in exploring the possibility of recommending medical cannabis to their patients with the appropriate qualifying conditions. Dr. Lehfeldt will share the latest research on the beneficial effects of cannabis and its ability to treat a range of neuropsychiatric conditions in an effort to better understand medical cannabis, its applications, and its safety. Dr. Lehfeldt will review treatment modalities and future pharmacological topics, while also discussing the limitations of research in the cannabis sphere.
3 Continuing Education Credits are available
Participants will be able to:
1) Learn the history of cannabis, including the prohibition of cannabis in America which lead to federal illegality.
2) Learn about the physiology of cannabis including retrograde neurotransmission in the endocannabinoid system and how it differs from canonical neurotransmission.
3) Explain the different mechanisms of delivery of cannabis-based medicine, learn basic pharmacokinetics including the bioavailability of different phytocannabinoids and the onset of action and duration of different cannabis formulations.
4) Discuss the psychiatric qualifying conditions with a focus on current research on phytocannabinoids and pain, PTSD, anxiety, and psychosis.
Presenter Information: Paloma L. Lehfeldt, MD, MA
Disclaimer: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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