Medical Marijuana - Medical, Legal, Social and Political Issues
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Medical Marijuana Potpourri - Week 1


Throughout this week, we will cover a variety of scientific and historical facts regarding the medicinal use of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. Today, we will start off by describing a method that can be used to approximate the THC consumption by an individual who has smoked marijuana.  Then, we will focus on a few historical facts about cannabis.

 

Editors' Note:  Medical marijuana has become an important area of study in healthcare. Doctors and healthcare professionals must understand the medical, legal, social and political issues to best respond to their patients’ questions and attend to their needs.  This content area is not intended to encourage or dissuade the use of medical marijuana, but has been created to provide a balanced portrayal of the research in this area.  The Drug Enforcement Agency issued “The DEA Position on Marijuana” in January 2011, which is their most recent position statement and provides information about medical marijuana and issues related to the conflicts between federal and state law.




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This week's content additionally qualifies for the following CME designations: Medical Marijuana, Pain Medicine, Palliative Care