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Medical Cannabis Handbook for Healthcare Professionals

Medical Cannabis Handbook for Healthcare Professionals

ISBN: 9780826135636
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Helps healthcare providers to navigate the maze of information and disinformation about medical cannabis.Written for all healthcare providers who are considering including medical cannabis in their treatment plans, this is the first handbook to disseminate all the information needed to advise patients safely and legally. Replete with evidence-based guidelines that are firmly grounded in the most up-to-date research, this handbook covers the historical, legal, and biological context of medical cannabis so healthcare providers can confidently discuss possible plans with their patients. Medical Cannabis Handbook for Healthcare Providers delves into the biology of the endocannabinoid system, the main receptor system responsible for the effects of cannabis. It addresses how cannabis interacts with the body, its effects, and side effects, and how to manage cannabis-drug interactions. Chapters discuss in detail how to talk to patients, what language providers can and cannot use protocols for patient-centered dosing, and the variety of available cannabinoid pharmaceuticals. Based on the newest research, this book demonstrates the efficacy of cannabis in treating a broad range of symptoms and conditions. Written for any healthcare provider who might have to answer patient questions about medical cannabis, this handbook dispels common myths and confirms little-known facts about medical cannabis. Key Features: Includes easy access graphics of individual legislation status for all 50 states Delivers the most up-to-date, evidence-based research on medical cannabis to enhance understanding of this complex topic Provides historical, legal, and biological content so that prescribers can confidently recommend medical cannabis to patients Dispels common cannabis myths and misinformation Discusses pain management regarding cannabis and opioids Co-published with MM411, the first medical cannabis education provider to offer online CME, CPE and CNE courses to health professionals worldwide


By: Christine Nazarenus

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Pages: 300

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