We have designed 12 bitesize modules to inform and educate on every aspect a doctor needs to know, in order to successfully consult and prescribe medical cannabis to patients.
Introduction & history of cannabis
A brief look back at where cannabis originated from and how it has been used over the years, up to today.
The cannabis plant has many characteristics, some of which are important to understand for the purpose of how the medicine works.
The biology of how cannabinoids found inside all of us works has implications for why cannabis could and should be used as a medicine.
How to ingest
A look the various applications and the pros and cons of them all for different symptom management.
Medical uses – neurological indications
There is a plethora of evidence to look at. We have streamlined the data and broken down the use of medical cannabis for a range of neurological indications.
Medical uses – mental health
With many mental health issues becoming epidemic we look closely at where medical cannabis could help and where more needs to be researched.
Medical uses – other important
There is a growing list of research that places medical cannabis at the centre of managing patient health. We look at a general and varied list, with supporting evidence and advice.
Side effects – short term
Like with any medicine including plant based, it is important we recognise the potential for short term effects on patients.
Side effects – long term
This module looks at both the evidence for long term recreational abuse of cannabis, and the potential long term effects of medical cannabis consumption.
A detailed breakdown of the known interactions of medical cannabis across a plethora of prescribed drugs.
Dosage & prescription
The process of prescribing and the dosage to prescribe are critical to successfully treating patient conditions. In this module you will learn what factors to take into account.
UK regulatory position
The recent UK / Ireland law change has ramifications for doctors everywhere. This module explains the regulatory framework that you must work in.
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