Introduction to Medical Marijuana presents health care professionals with the many uses of medical marijuana, the benefits as well as the health risks of long and short-term use of marijuana. This course also describes the many legal considerations doctors must be aware of before prescribing medical marijuana to their patients.
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss recent trends in the attitudes towards the legalization of medical marijuana.
- Explain the safety and legal concerns with medical marijuana.
- Differentiate between cannabis and cannabinoids.
- Discuss the short-term and long-term health risks with the use of marijuana.
- Describe the benefits of medical marijuana and the ability it has to produce intended results.
- List the factors doctors should consider before prescribing medical marijuana.
Steven Bonawitz MD, Jon Ver Halen MD, Michelle Manahan MD
Patient Safety Credit: 1.0
Release Date: 11/1//2018
Expiration Date: 11/1/2021
Estimated time to complete this course: 60 minutes
Minimum Post-test Score to Claim Credit: 80%
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Bonawitz is a member of the following committees: ASMS Ethics Committee, ASRM Audit Committee, ASRT Development and Membership Committees, ACAPS Residency Program Committee, AAPS Research and Education Committee, ASPS Legislative Action and Patient Safety Committees. Dr. Bonawitz's institution has an in-kind and grant recipient relationship with Hydrosolve. None of the other authors have relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
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