Ain't No Honky-Tonk: Medical Cannabis for Pain Management

We have heard about cannabis, we know a little about the differences between THC and CBD, we have a vague grasp of the endocannabinoid system. Now, your patient wants to try cannabis. What are the BASICS that you need to know? Is this you: “I am a busy clinician and I have 15 minutes to learn all that I need to know about cannabis.” This updated lecture will provide the busy clinician with the basics that they need to safely discuss medical cannabis, including how it works and which conditions it treats, and provide patients with the essentials to move forward safely without harm.

Learning Objectives

  • Cite potential drug interactions with cannabis
  • Describe safety considerations for both patients and clinicians
  • Summarize how to negotiate the dispensary

Additional Information

Tarsus Medical Education
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, NP-BC, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Pain Medicine
Stanford Health Care
Division of Pain Medicine
Stanford, CA

Speakers Bureau: Salix, AbbVie (Allergan), Lilly
Any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced will be disclosed.
Covering a very LARGE topic in a short amount of time.


  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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