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Session Description: This session will present the evidence base for marijuana as a treatment for common medical conditions seen in long-term care populations. Legal implications of possession and use among long-term care residents and employees will be discussed. The experience of facilities in Colorado will be used to frame the discussion following recent legalization of recreational marijuana.
Describe the evidence base for use of marijuana to treat common medical conditions
Explain the legal implications of permitting marijuana use in LTC facilities
Provide examples of policies and procedures used by facilities in Colorado to govern possession and use of marijuana by employees
Provide examples of policies and procedures used by facilities in Colorado to govern possession and use of marijuana by residents
Speaker(s): Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD
Reference(s): Ware MA. Clearing the smoke around medical marijuana. Clin Parmacol There. 2011 Dec; 90 (6): 769-771. Lynch ME, Campbell F. Cannabinoinds for treatment to chronic cancer and non-cancer pain: a systematic review of randomized trials. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Nov; 72 (5): 735-744. Marcoux RM, Larrat EP, Vogenberg FR. Medical marijuana and related legal aspects. Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2013; 38 (10): 612, 615-619. Bostwick JM. Blurred boundaries: The therapeutics and politics of medical marijuana. Mayo Clin Proc 2012: 87: 172-186.
MD, PhD, CMD,
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Credits: None available.
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