Cannabis: Rocky Mountain Highlights for Health Care Providers

Cannabis: Rocky Mountain Highlights for Health Care Providers


Topics and Learning Outcomes:

Going Green: Legalization of Marijuana from the Patient, Provider, and Medical-Legal Perspectives
Laura Borgelt, PharmD
Recorded Wednesday, 20 April, 2016
  • Describe the historical use(s) of medical marijuana throughout the world.
  • Explain the current status of marijuana legislation in the United States.
  • Review the process of obtaining marijuana from a patient perspective.
  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of recommending or discussing marijuana use from a provider perspective.
  • Identify potential drug interactions and other patient safety issues that may occur with the use of MMJ.
Weeding Out the Myths: How Cannabis Really Works
Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD
Recorded Wednesday, 18 May, 2016
  • Describe the contents in cannabis that effect physiologic mechanisms.
  • Review the endocannabinoid system.
  • Describe the pharmacology of cannabis to explain uses, effect on the reward pathway, acute toxicity and long-term risks.
HASHing It Out: Overview of Medical Uses for Marijuana
Laura Borgelt, PharmD
Recorded Wednesday, 15 June, 2016
  • Evaluate and discuss clinical studies using medical marijuana that have been performed in patients with neuropathic pain.
  • Compare and contrast clinical studies that have evaluated medical marijuana use in patients with pediatric epilepsy and other neurologic disorders.
  • Review clinical studies that have evaluated medical marijuana use in patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Discuss clinical studies that have evaluated medical marijuana use in patients with other medical conditions for which there may be benefit.
Buyer Beware: Information about Marijuana for Patients and Special Populations
Laura Borgelt, PharmD
Recorded Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
  • Review important counseling strategies for patients considering medical marijuana use.
  • Recognize public health concerns with marijuana use.
  • Explain the impact of marijuana on the fetus, newborn infant, and adolescent.
  • Describe the prevalence of marijuana use in the pregnant, lactating, and adolescent populations.
  • Discuss recommendations and guidelines regarding marijuana use in pregnancy, lactation, and adolescence.
Marijuana POTpourri: The Many Delivery Forms of Medical Marijuana
Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD
Recorded Wednesday, 18 August, 2016
  • Review various dosing strategies for medical marijuana.
  • Outline the pharmacokinetic differences between different cannabis dosage forms.
  • Describe the limitations of using products that are not uniformly regulated.
Topic: Federal and State Regulatory Considerations for Cannabis
Sam Kamin, JD, PhD
Recorded Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
  • Explain that marijuana is both permitted by state law and prohibited by federal law
  • Discuss the possible policy outcomes post-election


 

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