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CBD AND PHYTOCANNABINOIDS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Event date: 6/18/2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Export event

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid; a chemical constituent sourced from plants in the cannabis genus. Other phytocannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinol, cannabigerol, and cannabichromene. Because THC is an hallucinogenic, cannabis cultivation has been banned in the United States for a century. Recent biopharma developments in medical CBD, along with passage of federal and state regulations supporting hemp research, has spurred interest in CBD. As a topical, CBD has therapeutic properties as an anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, and anti-oxidant. There are potential risks, benefits, and legal implications for healthcare professionals who are interested in using topical CBD products with clients. This workshop will introduce the endocannabinoid system, examine CBD physiology, explore factors affecting development of and access to cannabis products, compare and contrast phytocannabinoids, and summarize legal and scope-of-practice issues influencing use of topical CBD.

Instructor Virginia S. Cowen, PhD
About the Instructor Virginia S. Cowen, PhD is a consultant for clients in the consumer cannabis industry, and has developed graduate level Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies curriculum and business sector workshops on The Endocannabinoid System. Dr. Cowen is also a therapeutic massage, bodywork and exercise professional with years of experience teaching and developing health curriculum at the college and post-graduate levels.
Subject Breakdown Introductions and Agenda Overview of the Endocannabinoid System · Discovery · Anatomy & physiology · Endocannabinoids •anandamide •2-arachidonoylglycerol · Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors · Clinical implications Cannabis · Marihuana, marijuana, and hemp botanical summary · History of cannabis in the U.S. Phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids · CBD · THC · Other cannabinoids Research on phytocannabinoids · Medical CBD · Medical cannabis · CBD for wellness and consumer use · Challenges in cannabis research Legal Implications for topical use · The 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act · State regulations · The importance of third party verification · Professional scope of practice
Total Credits3.00
FormatIn person - Live
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