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Cannabis: Stigma vs Science

Cannabis and CBD are being used by many of our clients. This webinar examines the science behind the potential benefits and risks.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00

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This product is free for DIFM DPG members.

This webinar was presented live on April 17, 2024.

Clients are using and asking about cannabis and related products with greater frequency, especially as cannabis has been legalized by an increasing number of states. This webinar will provide a historical perspective on cannabis use, an overview of the components of the plant and the endocannabinoid system, and a review of research on the potential medical benefits of cannabis and CBD. Practice guidelines on the use of cannabinoid therapy for a variety of conditions, administration methods, dosing, possible side effects and drug interactions, and legal issues will be discussed.

CPE Level: 2
CPEU: 1.0 (valid until April 17, 2027)

Performance Indicators

  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends
  • 10.4.4 Makes recommendations for the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of health and disease
  • 10.4 Applies knowledge of the interrelationship and impact of pharmacotherapy, dietary supplements, functional foods and nutrients on health and disease in accordance with Scope of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs

Learning Objectives

  • List the top three reasons people turn to medical cannabis or CBD
  • Identify the major components of the cannabis plant and the endocannabinoid system and explain how they may interact to promote healing and relief
  • Discuss the different methods of cannabis or CBD administration, and why some might be more effective than others based on potential drug interactions, condition, and lifestyle


Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, FAND

Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, FAND is a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and cookbook author. After her dad found relief from his pain using medical cannabis she completed training to be a holistic cannabis practitioner to help others suffering from pain, anxiety, insomnia, autoimmune diseases, IBD/IBS, and other debilitating conditions find relief with CBD and cannabis. Janice now advises clients on access, proper cannabinoid ratios, dosing, and best consumption methods at Jannabis Wellness. As Program Director of Cannabinoid Medical Sciences and professor of cannabis therapy at John Patrick University School of Integrative and Functional Medicine Janice is on a mission to educate fellow healthcare professionals on the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabinoid therapy.

Release Date: April 17, 2024


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