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Has Michigan Gone to Pot? Current Cannabis Practices and Controversies: Medical Ethics and Pain Management

  • Horizons Conference Center 6200 State Street Saginaw, MI, 48603 United States (map)

Course Description:

As of November 2018, both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Michigan. Marijuana remains classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.(DEA)-the same as heroin, LSD, methamphetamines and peyote. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine. Such discrepancies lead to confusion among physicians, NPs, nurses, PAs and allied health care professionals as to what they can and can’t prescribe or treat with medical marijuana and for what conditions. How do the decriminalization and legalization of recreational marijuana play into this landscape? What is the role of medicine, the “big pot/big tobacco” industry and politics? How addictive is marijuana (medical and recreational?) What is cannabis use disorder? What do evidence based studies show as well as evidence and data from states like Colorado? What are the dangers and risks of edible cannabis for children? These questions are answered at this conference.

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CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard, Pain, Ethics

Melissa Morse

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Messia Morse