Missouri Medical Cannabis: A Practical Primer
With Medical Cannabis now legal in 36 US States, practitioners have a greater need than ever to understand the laws surrounding this program, cannabis as medicine, the endocannabinoid system and the research available for its use in qualifying conditions. In Missouri, Amendment 2 became law effective December 6, 2018. Across the state, there is a general lack of information available about the program, the patient certification process, treating qualifying conditions and the potential benefits of medical cannabis.
MoCannTrade (The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association) and its Healthcare Education and Training committee is helping fill those information gaps by creating and providing a Missouri medical cannabis program primer. This CME activity was developed by physicians for Missouri physicians and practitioners to provide a broad overview of cannabis as medicine, physician responsibilities along with the legal protections provided by Amendment 2 / Article XIV. Led by three Missouri MDs/DOs, the medical cannabis primer includes a simple pre-post test questionnaire to ensure participants come away better informed, educated and with a clearer understanding of their role and responsibility in certifying or treating medical cannabis patients in Missouri.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Explain the state rules and regulations governing medical cannabis in MO
- Discuss the structure and function of the endocannabinoid system
- Effectively counsel patients regarding their use of medical cannabis