Medical Cannabis Advanced Program (MCAP)


This course is designed to explore the inter-relationship between cannabinoids and opioids and potential clinical implications on opioid crisis management.
It provides you with knowledge about the potential benefits of cannabinoid acids and the relationship between hemp seed oil and Essential Fatty Acids to the cannabinoids.
You will also, learn about other plants that produce phytocannabinoids. Learners are expected to be familiar with the main components of the cannabis plant, the major difference between cannabis constituents, the evidence about the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, side effects, precautions, contraindications, and potential drug-drug interactions.

After completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Discuss the current opioid crisis and recent clinical practice guidelines in Canada
2. Explain the potential cannabis and opioid inter-relationship
3. Explain the opioid reduction strategies through using cannabis for non-cancer pain patients
4. Discuss the current evidence on the potential benefits of cannabinoid acids
5. Discuss other plants that produce phytocannabinoids and explain hemp oil and essential fatty acids’ relationship to medical cannabis

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