At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
Understand difference between addiction and physical dependence.
Recognize need for balance in use of controlled substances for treatment of pain.
Explain federal laws and Pennsylvania regulations related to prescribing of medical marijuana.
List possible routes of administration.
Describe therapeutic uses.
Discuss pharmacokinetics (e.g., how delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol [delta-9-THC] is retained in the body), pharmacodynamics, adverse effects, potential drug interactions and clinical indications.
Identify methods of mitigating risk related to utilization of medical marijuana with respect to federal laws and regulations.
Anticipate, be able to identify, and mitigate potential physiological and psychological adverse effects of marijuana.