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Understanding Medical Marijuana and its Potential Benefits and Harms in Older Adults Living w/ Pain

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A live presentation of the AI-PAMI Health Care Provider Presentation: Understanding Medical Marijuana and its Potential Benefits and Harms in Older Adults Living with Pain, presented by University of Florida researchers, Robert Cook, MD, MPH and Yan Wang, PhD. on Feb. 23, 2021.
Learn more about Dr. Cook: https://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/profile/cook-robert/
Learn more about Dr. Wang: https://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/profile/wang-yan-2/

Learning Objectives:
Presentation by Dr. Cook-
Define and distinguish cannabis, hemp, CBD, marijuana, and “medical marijuana”
Describe mechanisms by which marijuana could improve outcomes in older people with pain
List several different routes of administration of medical marijuana and their potential advantages and disadvantages
Identify potential safety issues to monitor in persons who are using medical marijuana

Presentation by Dr. Wang-
Overview of medical marijuana and the user demographics
Current research evidence of marijuana’s effect on chronic pain
A pilot study on medical marijuana use and its impact on older adults with chronic pain

The Aging and Integrative Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (AI-PAMI) is a comprehensive project addressing non-opioid pain management in adults ages 50 and older living in Northeast Florida. The overall goal of AI-PAMI is the advancement of innovative pain education and patient care focused on multimodal and integrative pain management.
Learn more: https://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/aging-with-pain-series/

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