It’s still a hot-button issue as to the impact of Cannabis on healthcare. Recently, the Cannabis Center of Excellence, Inc., Medicinal Genomics, and UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business (North Dartmouth, MA) announced the formation of the “Healthcare Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices Related to Medical Cannabis Research Study.” –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
It’s a study that will take a deep dive into and collect information from healthcare providers in both the United States (US) and Canada about their experiences with medicinal cannabis in their practices. The study will also take into account prior education around the topic, and what the interest is in future clinical education related to medical cannabis.
“The basics of the endocannabinoid system, medical cannabis benefits and risks, and approaches to integrating medical cannabis use are hardly taught in mainstream medical, nursing, dental, public health, emergency medicine, addiction and recovery, and other healthcare education and training programs,” said Dr. Marion McNabb, President, Cannabis Center of Excellence. “With more evidence of its efficacy emerging every day and increasing numbers of medical patients and veterans using cannabis for treatments, this study seeks to hear from healthcare providers themselves about what they know and want to know about medical cannabis, and how its use can be integrated into their practices.”