Released: September 25, 2020 Expires: October 31, 2021 (subject to change)
Continuing Education credit for this activity will not be available after this date.
Delivery Note: This course is an updated version of Activity #20024157 - Medical and Recreational Cannabis: Research, Law, and Practice Considerations that was originally released in April 2020 in the AANP CE Center. Learners completing this activity should only complete ONE version of this activity to earn credit.Completing multiple versions for the same activity is considered duplicate credit for the same content and may not be accepted by some regulatory bodies.
If you have previously completed Activity #20024157 and would be interested in completing the updated version for credit instead, please email email@example.com and adjustments can be made to your CE Tracker to remove duplicate credit earnings.
AANP Accreditation This activity has been accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
Medical and Recreational Cannabis: Research, Law, and Practice Considerations: Part 1 is approved for 2.07 contact hour(s) of continuing education with 2.07 contact hours(s) of Pharmacology included. Activity ID# 20094531.
Medical and Recreational Cannabis: Research, Law, and Practice Considerations: Part II is designated for 0.69 contact hour(s) of continuing education. Activity ID# 20094532.
ACPE Accreditation This activity has been reviewed by the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and is compliant with ACPE Criteria.
Medical and Recreational Cannabis: Research, Law, and Practice Considerations: Part 1 is designated for 2 hours CPE credit.
Medical and Recreational Cannabis: Research, Law, and Practice Considerations: Part II is designated for 0.75 hours CPE credit.
If you are a pharmacist and would like to earn CPE credit for this activity, you can take the activity through the Washington State Pharmacy Association here: https://www.lecturepanda.com/a/cannabis. Taking the activity for CPE credit through WSPA carries a small fee ($25 for non-members/$10 members). To receive a discount on the course fee, you can use the code word cannabis at the time of registration to bring the total course fee to $10.
This activity defines cannabis and marijuana and differentiates between medical and recreational use allowing providers the opportunity to explore the potential interactions with medications, symptoms of cannabis use disorder and analyze the dangers of cannabis impairment. The learner is afforded the opportunity to review national law and what the state of Washington and Oregon requirements are regarding medical cannabis.
The content for this activity is offered as a two part activity. Learners can choose to complete one or both parts in any order that they choose. Each part awards an individual certificate of completion. Continuing Education Credit Part I: National and Professional - 2.07 CE / 2.07 Pharmacology Part II: State Law Oregon and Washington - 0.69 CE Objectives Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
Define cannabis and marijuana
Differentiate between medical vs recreational cannabis use
Examine the pharmacologic effects of cannabinoids on cannabinoid-1 (CB1) and -2 (CB2) receptors
Explain how cannabis affects different systems in the body
Explore cannabis pharmacokinetics in order to identify potential interactions associated with cannabis use
Discuss the limitations of urine tests for detecting cannabis use
Educate regarding dangers of synthetic cannabis compounds (nonprescription)
Identify symptoms associated with cannabis use disorder
Analyze the dangers of cannabis impairment
Educate healthcare providers about the short-term and long-term effects of cannabis use
Increase awareness of the different formulations and uses of cannabinoids by the public
Comply with federal and state legislation regarding medical and recreational cannabis
Disclosures This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. Dr. Munar has no relevant affiliations to disclose. Dr. Klein has received funds for research on knowledge, practice and attitudes of health professionals and marijuana consultants regarding cannabis in Washington state through the WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program (ADARP)
Additional funding for preparation of this CE was provided by the Washington State University Advanced Nursing Practice for Rural Underserved in Eastern Washington (WSU-ANEW2). PI Janet Purath, PhD. Co-Is Tracy Klein, PhD, Louise Kaplan, PhD, Marion Wilson, PhD, Tamara Odom-Maryon, PhD, and Anne Mason, DNP. HRSA Division of Nursing and Public Health.
A post-impact survey will be sent to all completers approximately 90 days after activity completion. The goal of this survey is to acquire an understanding of your knowledge gained from the program, how the program material impacted your practice behaviors and what changes, if any, you have made in your thinking and care of your patients. Participation in this survey is voluntary. All responses are anonymous, and the survey should take approximately 3-5 minutes to complete.
Disclaimer Individuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
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Additional Information For questions or more information concerning this online CE opportunity contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.