Caring for Patients Who Consume Cannabis
As more states legalize some form of marijuana use, oral health professionals need to be knowledgeable about cannabis use, the various forms available, and its effects on oral and systemic health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the legal status of marijuana use across the United States.
- List the types of cannabis and methods of use.
- Identify the adverse effects of cannabis use on systemic health and oral health.
- Explain the implications of obtaining consent for care from patients who use marijuana.
This course was published in the March 2018 issue and expires March 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.