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How much do you know about Cannabis?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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How much do you know about Cannabis?

Medical marijuana and CBD oils are quickly becoming mainstream alternatives to traditional medications used to manage pain and other health conditions. 

While only about 52,000 Illinois residents have enrolled in the medical marijuana program, CBD oils are readily available now in local and national chain pharmacies, health stores and online, making it easy accessible to everyone.

The potential legalization of recreational marijuana is also making headlines in Illinois, with newly elected Governor JB Pritzker stating, “The path forward for Illinois is clear:  we need to legalize marijuana.” The governor goes on to state that the benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana include reducing opioid overdoes, generating tax revenue, and reforming the criminal justice system."1

Whether treating patients that are using medical marijuana, CBD or under the influence of recreational marijuana, how much do you know about the benefits – and challenges – to cannabis, hemp and their related products?

The California Chapter of the APTA has put together a web series to help clinicians understand this new trend.  The Cannabis in PT Webinar Series is available to all APTA members at a nominal cost. 

Learn more and register for the upcoming webinars below:

Date: February 19, 2019
Topic: Cannabis…What you NEED to know, before your patients ask you!

Date: March 14, 2019
Topic: Cannabinoid Pharmacology for Physical Therapists: 2019 Update!

Date: April 18, 2019
Topic: The Intersection of Cannabis and Physical Therapy Practice!

1 “Legalizing Marijuana.” JB Pritzker, https://www.jbpritzker.com/marijuana/


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