Marijuana: What Every Medical & Dental Professional Must Know (1 CE)
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Medical marijuana is made of dried parts of the Cannabis sativa plant. It has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries, and today people use it to relieve symptoms or treat various diseases. Marijuana has chemicals called cannabinoids. Medical researchers usually focus on the health effects of two in particular: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive component; CBD is used for certain medicinal purposes. In this presentation we will discuss the mechanism of action, the effects, side effects, medical use of CBD and many more interesting points about marijuana.
It must be emphasized at the present time that the FDA still considers marijuana illegal, but it has been approved for a few medical conditions. In Pennsylvania, there are multiple illnesses that are considered safe to use medical marijuana and we will discuss those in this presentation.
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