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AMDA's 2017 Annual Conference


SA06 - Is Your Nursing Home Going to Pot? Hashing Out the Evidence Base and the Legal Barriers Surrounding the use of Medical Marijuana in PA/LTC


Mar 18, 2017 11:00am ‐ Mar 18, 2017 12:30pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00

Description

This session will include a presentation of the results of a recent survey regarding use of medical marijuana in nursing homes, followed by a systematic review of the literature regarding use of marijuana to treat medical conditions, and an overview of the legal challenges facing facilities who grapple with simultaneously respecting patient rights, state and federal law.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the challenges of medical marijuana prescribing based on a recent survey.
  • Identify the primary medical conditions with data demonstrating effectiveness of medical marijuana.
  • Explain the conflict between State and Federal laws regarding use of medical marijuana in nursing homes.
  • Outline strategies for responding to requests to use medical marijuana in nursing homes tailored to state law.

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Credits

  • 1.50 - Clinical
  • 1.50 - CME

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