Learn about the barriers and approaches to cannabis research.
Learn about the history of cannabis cultivation and legality.
Learn about the epidemiological data on cannabis use in terms of cognition, education, and behavior.
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Learn about the basic pharmacology of cannabis and how cannabinoids effect the body.
Learn About the Health Effects of Cannabis and CBD. As a patient or health care provider, you will learn about the risks and benefits of different types of cannabis and CBD products and will learn how to use cannabis in ways that minimize the risks and maximize any potential benefits.
Assignments are experiential in nature and designed to provide students with specific skills regardless of their age or their reasons for taking the specialization (to be an educated patient, continuing education for health care providers, or to obtain a job in the industry). Students will engage with dispensaries, healthcare providers, and/or patients on important questions related to the safety and health effects of cannabis and CBD. For example, students might visit two dispensaries, ask questions about the safety and health effects of products, and compare answers across the dispensaries. Students might also discuss cannabis with their doctor and compare answers. Students will also consolidate learning with the creation of infographics. Creating evidence-based infographics is not only a great learning tool, it also provides a skill that is highly desirable among job applicants in the cannabis industry and in public health and public policy positions.
CBD oil, also called hemp oil, contains CBD extracts from the cannabis plant. The least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp (Johnson, 2018; Sigmon, nd). Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but the two are very different (Stamberger, nd). Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally. While delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is found in high quantities in marijuana and low quantities in hemp, the reverse is true for CBD. The CBD in CBD oil is most often extracted from hemp as opposed to marijuana because hemp naturally has a higher volume of CBD and lower volume of THC. THC is the component that causes a change in sensorium (high) when smoked or ingested (Sigmon, nd; Wong, 2019; Stamberger, nd).
A second and vital consideration is if the CBD oil is in actuality from hemp and is less than 0.3 percent THC (Felton, 2019). You can go to many different Internet sites to purchase this product. However, because this product is often advertised as a supplement instead of a medication, it is not regulated by the FDA or other agencies (US Department of Justice, nd). There is no mechanism to know for sure that the product contains the identified properties.
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