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213 - The Patient in Room 420: Current Issues in Medical Marijuana

‐ Sep 28, 2013 10:15am

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.

Accreditation Statement:

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.


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