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Medical cannabis has been a consistent therapy for specific chronic conditions, especially where malnutrition and catabolism are likely to occur. However, as time has passed, medicinal use of cannabis and related products have been extended to include multiple conditions under the guidance of a licensed practitioner. Legalized use of cannabis for recreational purposes has allowed for many people to self-treat other conditions, which may cause both health benefits and risks. This controversial topic will be explored using evidence-based research on the benefits, risks, and applications of cannabis use in various conditions as part of an integrative nutrition therapy plan.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5420, 5460, 2010
- Explain the various qualifying medical conditions for legal medical cannabis use.
- Summarize the benefits and risks of medical cannabis in its various forms of administration.
- Describe the relationship medical cannabis plays in nutrition interventions and goals.
- Laura Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
- Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
- Nathan Myers, MS, RDN, CDN