The Nurses and Hypochondriacs Podcast

Passing The Dutchie: The Legalization Of Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis) Part 1

July 2, 2018

This generation... rules the nation! Medicinal Cannabis is now legal in California and 30 other states! Cannabis still remains a mystery to healthcare providers. Many of them don't know enough about the drug in order to educate their patients. Even though the FDA will not approve it, patients are turning to Medicinal Marijuana, aka Cannabis aka THC aka CBD as an alternative treatment to opoids for pain relief, cancer side effects, seizures, and many other ailments. In this episode we explore "cannabinoids" which are one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.

Our guests Dr. Carey S. Clark, an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Augusta board certified advanced holistic nurse, reiki master, yoga teacher, and the current President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. Her focus in cannabis nursing has been primarily on educating nurses around the endocannabinoid system and the role of the nurse in working with cannabis patients.

Mara Wiles is a stand-up comic and actress from Denver, Colorado who now lives in Brooklyn. Mara’s comic style is intelligently goofy injected with energy and witty asides that makes every performance feel different from the one before. She shares her story of using medicinal cannabis during her lupus diagnosis and her kidney transplant.

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