Medical Cannabis Continuing Education Course

The Society of Cannabis Clinicians is pleased to be collaborating with The Medical Cannabis Institute to launch the first online medical cannabis curriculum. This all-in-one eLearning curriculum offers professionals 12 CME credits and a certificate of competency in clinical cannabinoid medicine upon curriculum completion.
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Cannabinoids & Cancer

A talk by Jahan Marcu Ph.D., Senior Scientist for Americans for Safe Access, delivered at the Society of Cannabis Clincians Quarterly Meeting in December 2014.

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Research Pioneer: Ethan Russo MD

Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher. He has held faculty appointments in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Montana, in Medicine at the University of Washington, and as visiting professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Current Status and Future of Cannabis Research

Current Status and Future of Cannabis Research

This peer reviewed article from the April 2015 issue of Clinical Research explores the current status of cannabis research, including regulatory challenges & solutions, and discusses the future of the field. Although cannabis is primarily viewed by the public as a recreational drug or agent of abuse, its medical application spans recorded history. read more…

Role of Cannabinoids in Pain Management

role-of-cannabinoids-in-paiThis 2013 literature review from the American Academy of Pain Medicine by Drs. Ethan Russo & Andrea Hohmann describes the method of action by which cannabinoids alleviate pain, including direct analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and interactions with endogenous and administered opioids, and explores clinical trials that suggest the utility of cannabinoid medicine read more…

Cannabis and Pain Medication

Cannabis and Pain Medication

Management of chronic pain is one of the most common reasons given by individuals seeking medical cannabis. However, very little information exists about the concurrent use of cannabis and prescription pain medication (PPM). This study fills this gap in knowledge by systematically comparing medical cannabis users who use or do not use PPM, with an emphasis read more…

Synthetic and Natural Cannabinoids: the Cardiovascular Risk

Synthetic and Natural Cannabinoids: the Cardiovascular RiskFrom The British Journal of Cardiology, this 2015 editorial, by neurologist and cannabis research pioneer Dr. Ethan Russo, explores the cardiovascular risks associated with cannabis, suggesting that ultra-low THC and therapeutic phytocannabinoid dosing are cardio protective, while high doses of THC and high levels of stimulation of the CB1 receptor pose cardiovascular risks. read more…

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Beyond-THC Strain Evaluation Survey

cbd-moleculeThe Society of Cannabis Clinicians has developed a survey that asks about patients’ responses to CBD-rich cannabis. While laboratory-based research is uncovering fascinating information about CBD Learn more…

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Study

chrons-diseaseIf you are a patient with inflammatory bowel disease, IBD, using cannabis to mitigate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you are invited to participate in this study. Learn more…