Marijuana for Medical Use
- Contact hours: 3.5
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 3.5
- Expiration date: October 1, 2015
- Course price: $29
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.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Context and Environment
Category 2—Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues and Trends
Criteria for Successful Completion
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:
- 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.