While debate rages over its efficacy, risks, alternatives, and long-term effects, legalization of medicinal marijuana is a reality in an increasing number of states. This session looks at legislative trends, evidence, hospital policy and process challenges, and cannabis-related medical conditions nurses may encounter with patients who use marijuana.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Explain trends in state and national legislation surrounding marijuana possession, cultivation, “prescription,” and use.
Discuss the state of the research for efficacy and risks of medicinal marijuana.
Identify uncommon cannabis-related conditions nurses may need to manage within this patient population.