Cannabis aka marijuana, weed, grass, ganja, hemp, etc. is a hot topic in today’s healthcare environment due to recent changes in legislation. These changes affect nurses, midwives, and other health professionals. Attend this conference to find out more and separate the myths from the facts. It includes:
- What is the difference between medicinal and illicit cannabis?
- How does cannabis affect a person’s body and brain?
- Cannabinoids, cannabidiol and tetra-hydro cannabinol - what’s the difference?
- What is its therapeutic uses?
- Is it addictive?
- Who can legally access medicinal cannabis?
- What are the legal, ethical, and clinical considerations for health professionals?
Need for Program
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a contentious topic. Although it is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia, it is known to have therapeutic indications for use in specific health circumstances. For this reason, medicinal cannabis is now legislated for use in certain jurisdictions. However, knowledge of the effects of marijuana on the body and brain remains somewhat elusive. Understanding the effects of this substance as a street drug compared with its medicinal properties as a therapy is important and timely for nurses, midwives, and other health professionals.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this program is to explore the mechanism through which marijuana affects people, and to understand its use in modern society and how this affects the provision of patient care.
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