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Medical Cannabis Resources

The following presentations are offered by the DC Department of Medical Marijuana and Integrative Therapies. Each presentation is eligible for AMA 1 Credit.

Medical Cannabis: An Introduction to the Biochemistry & Pharmacology

This module discusses the pharmacology of major cannabinoids in Cannabis

species, and the quality assessment, modes of administration, and common

formulations of medical cannabis. The endocannabinoid system will also be


The module is accredited for 1.0 CME or CPE credit.

Medical Cannabis: Evidence on Efficacy

This module summarizes the state of the evidence and provides a clinical perspective on the use of medical cannabis and cannabinoids for treating chronic and acute pain, cancer care, nausea/vomiting, neurologic conditions, glaucoma, and psychiatric conditions.

The module is accredited for 1.0 CME or CPE credit.

Medical Cannabis: Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions

This module provides evidence-based information on the safety profile of medical cannabis. Topics include common contraindications, adverse effects, and drug interactions. Specific effects on the respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, neuropsychiatric, reproductive, and other organ systems will be discussed.

The module is accredited for 1.0 CME or CPE credit.

Recommended Medical Marijuana Texts:

Medical Cannabis: A Guide for Patients, Practitioners, and Caregivers by Michael H. Moskowitz, MD, MPH

Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes with Andrew Weil, MD & Jack D. McCue, MD


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