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University of Colorado Boulder

Medical Cannabis: The Health Effects of THC and CBD

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera Specialization

Overview

If you want to learn more about medical cannabis (i.e., marijuana) and hemp-derived CBD, then this specialization is for you! A person who wants to know more about cannabis and CBD might be: · A patient or their loved one who wants to understand the potential risks and benefits. · A health care provider who wants to communicate with patients about cannabis. · Someone who wants to work in the cannabis industry. Why do people want to know more about cannabis? The legalization of cannabis (i.e., marijuana) and the recent federal legalization of cannabidiol (CBD) has led to unprecedented access to cannabinoids (e.g. THC and CBD), a projected 60 billion dollar industry (cannabis and hemp) by 2025, and the fastest growing jobs sector in the economy according to recent reports in the media. Despite all of this, there is very little evidence-based information about the health effects of cannabis or about how to maximize the potential benefits while minimizing harm. Parents of children with seizure disorders, veterans with PTSD and chronic pain, cancer patients, and our aging parents deserve better. People WANT evidence-based information about the potential risks and benefits of cannabis products so that they can weigh the pros and cons of cannabis and CBD versus other options. They also want to know how to maximize the positive effects of cannabis while minimizing the side effects. This specialization is designed to provide that information.

Syllabus

Course 1: History of Medical Cannabis
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This History of Medical Cannabis course is designed to have you think critically about past, ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Cannabis, Chronic Pain, and Related Disorders
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This Cannabis, Chronic Pain, and Related Disorders course is designed to have you think ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Cannabis, Mental Health, and Brain Disorders
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This Cannabis, Mental Health, and Brain Disorders course is designed to have you think critically ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Healthy Aging and the Future of Cannabis Research
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This Healthy Aging and Future of Cannabis Research course is designed to have you think ... Enroll for free.

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Kent Hutchison

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