The Therapeutic Potential of Medical Marijuana
Providing patients with scientific information and clarifying misinformation about cannabis are essential to the provision of safe, ethical, and compassionate care.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the history and current legal landscape of marijuana use.
- Explain the science behind its effects on the human body.
- Identify approved and investigational cannabinoid-based drugs and their therapeutic applications and adverse effects.
- List the diseases manageable with medical marijuana and related considerations for oral health professionals.
This course was published in the May 2017 issue and expires May 2020. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.