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Prelude to Medical Cannabis


Total Credits: 1.25 including 1.25 AOA Category 1-A Credit

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1-A AOA CME |  Family Medicine |  Medical Marijuana |  OMM/OMT |  OOA |  Primary Care
Faculty:
Jason W. Sims
Duration:
1 Hour 07 Minutes
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Description

Learning Objective:

- Become familiar with some of the history behind the use of cannabis as a medicine

- Become familiar with why cannabis was criminalized

- Receive an introduction to the Endocannabinoid System and its relation to disease processes and pain

- Become familary with some of the phytocannabinoids and their function in the body

- Review some of the different disease processes that medical cannabis can treat

- Explain how medical cannabis is a viable option for chronic pain over, or in conjunction with, opioid pain medications

- Review the various ways to use medical cannabis and their pros and cons

- Review some of the side effects of medical cannabis

- Be able to understand and treat your patients better that are utilizing medical cannabis

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Faculty

Jason W. Sims Related seminars and products: 1

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Jason W. Sims, DO earned is Doctor of Osteopathy at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK in 2006. After graduation, he performed his family medicine/OMT residency at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center. Board certified in family medicine/OMT, Dr. Sims is the medical director of the first and, what remains, the only Comprehensive Cannabis Care Clinic in Oklahoma which is called the Tulsa Higher Care Clinic.
Dr. Sims said in a recent news clip, “medical marijuana is not about getting high. Period. We’re setting the standard for medical marijuana care and how it should be done.”
As well as being the medical director of THC₂, he is also the medical directors for Hominy EMS, Pawhuska EMS, Genesis Renewal, and the Empower Spa and Wellness.


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