Marijuana has become the new fashion statement of medicine. An illegal substance that was, in recent decades, described as the gateway drug has now found a place within the pharmaceutical industry and the doctor’s office. To prescribe or not to prescribe? This lecture will help you answer that question with information on the proposed mechanisms of action, indications for use, and risks of using medical cannabis in pain management.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the three types of cannabinoids and their proposed mechanisms of action to treat pain
  • List the potential indications for treatment with a cannabinoid
  • Recognize the risks of medical cannabis use