Module 4 - Cannabis: Physiological and Cognitive Effects

Cannabis: Physiological and Cognitive Effects

Created by Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD and Stephen B. Corn, MD 

Editors' Note: Medical marijuana has become an important area of study in healthcare. Doctors and healthcare professionals must understand the medical, legal, and social issues to best respond to their patients' questions and attend to their needs. This content area is not intended to encourage or dissuade the use of medical marijuana, but has been created to provide a balanced portrayal of the research in this area.

Learning Objectives

After reading this material, a participant will be able to:

  • List multiple factors that influence the effects of cannabis and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Discuss the physiologic effects of cannabis and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Describe how cannabis consumption alters CNS function and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Explain how cannabis consumption affects appetite and metabolism and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Assess how cannabis consumption affects gastrointestinal function and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Discuss how cannabis consumption alters cardiovascular function and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Restate how cannabis consumption affects the pulmonary system and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Describe how cannabis consumption affects the reproduction system and fetal development and apply this knowledge to clinical practice
  • Discuss how cannabis consumption affects the eye and apply this knowledge to clinical practice

Faculty

Editors:  
Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD   
Editor-in-Chief 
TheAnswerPage.com

Stephen B. Corn, MD   
Founding Editor-in-Chief, TheAnswerPage.com

Reviewer:
Alan Ehrlich, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine (UMMS)

Author:
Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD    
Editor-in-Chief  
TheAnswerPage.com

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $24.00
Non-MMS Member: $44.00
Allied Health Professionals: $19.20

Format

Text & Graphics

CME Credit

2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  

Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint 
providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and The Answer Page, Inc. The 
Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for 
physicians.  

AMA Credit Designation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massacusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Physician Assistant may claim 2.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Continuing Education Credit for Pharmacists
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy in Massachusetts, (BOARD), accepts three continuing education types:  ACPE,  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , and continuing education activities approved by any State Board of Pharmacy.  Click  here  for a list of all state Boards of Pharmacy.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.   

Activity Term

Original Release Date: June 15, 2017
Review Date: N/A
Termination: June 15, 2020

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
Most modern browsers including: 
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses. 
Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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