Introduction to the Medical Cannabis Industry

  • Group Copy 5 6 modules
  • 12 hours
  • £399
Introduction to the Medical Cannabis Industry

Course overview

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of medical cannabis, exploring its historical context, applications, evidence, research, conditions, and treatment with cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMP). It’s designed for healthcare professionals, including GPs, paediatricians, pharmacists, nurses, and it will also help patients and their families gain essential knowledge.

What you’ll learn

  • Basic concepts and context
  • What makes cannabis medicine
  • Indications and applications for medical cannabis use
  • Managing the risks
  • Practical considerations
  • Discussing opinions about CBMPs

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you should have acquired the necessary knowledge, enabling you to:

  • Gain insight into the historical uses of medical cannabis.
  • Introduce the pharmacology of cannabis compounds: cannabinoids and terpenes.
  • Understand, monitor, and control the potential risks associated with taking cannabis as medicine.
  • Understand that the primary mode of action of cannabis is the interaction between cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system.
  • Understand the choices that physicians need to make to confidently prescribe cannabis to patients for different kinds of conditions.
  • Understand the potential medical applications and the current state of clinical evidence.
  • Recognize cannabis-based medicines, prescriptions, dosage, and administration methods.
  • Understand common safety, legal, and ethical issues.

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