Cannabis - Weeding Out the Facts
- : Brisbane City QLD 4000
Cannabis aka marijuana, weed, grass, ganja, hemp etc. is a hot topic in today's health care environment due to recent changes in legislation. These changes affect nurses, midwives and other health professionals. Attend this conference to find out more and separate the myths from the facts. Includes:
- What is the difference between medicinal and illicit cannabis?
- How cannabis affects a person’s body and brain
- What is its therapeutic uses?
- Is it addictive?
- Who can legally access medicinal cannabis?
- Legal and ethical considerations for health professionals and much, much more...
Schedule Day One
The Goal Need for Program
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a contentious topic. Although it is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia it is known to have therapeutic indications for use in specific health circumstances. For this reason, medicinal cannabis is now legislated for use in certain jurisdictions. However, knowledge of the effects of marijuana on the body and brain remains somewhat elusive. Understanding the effects of this substance as a street drug compared with its medicinal properties as a therapy is important and timely for nurses, midwives and other health professionals.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this program is to explore the mechanism by which marijuana affects people and to understand its use in modern society and how this affects the provision of patient care.
Your learning outcomes:
Nurses, Midwives and other health professionals will be able to explain to people the properties of marijuana and its short and long term effects on the body and brain effects on the body and brain
Understand the legal ramifications and potential social consequences of using cannabis
Appraise evidence on the potential therapeutic use of cannabis compared to illegal recreational use
Create therapeutic environments for people who have concerns regarding their use of cannabis
To Be Determined