Cannabis and Nursing Webinar Series

Providing Education and Answering Nurses Questions

Thanks to a developing body of knowledge on medical marijuana, an evolving public opinion, widespread recognition of its benefits throughout the medical community, and an increasing number of states passing laws supporting the legal use of cannabis for medical reasons, the need for a nursing workforce well versed in the many ways marijuana can be used medicinally is more important than ever.

With the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri and the first dispensaries now open for business, nurses frequently treat patients who use or are considering using cannabis as a medicine.  Because cannabis science isn’t taught in most nursing schools, nurses must find information about cannabis on their own.

So, we sent a survey to our members asking them what they wanted to know regarding medical marijuana and this four-part series is the result!

Join us for a four-part series on Cannabis and Nursing on February 25, March 11, March 25, and April 8 at 6:00pm for all sessions.

Please plan to join all four parts of the webinar series, since all sessions build upon each other. However, all sessions will be recorded if you cannot make one.

Session Details

Session 1- February 25th

  1. History of Cannabis
    1. Prior to 1937
    2. 1937 – 1996
    3. Current State
  2. Qualifications of a Cannabis Nurse
  3. Mo State Board of Nursing position on marijuana and nursing license
  4. The Cannabis Plant basics

Session 2- March 11

  1. The Endocannabinoid system
    1. Cannabinoid receptors
    2. Cannabinoids
    3. Interaction between them
  2. Pharmacology
    1. Pharmacodynamics
    2. Research
    3. Medical use of cannabis
    4. Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome
    5. Risks to patient groups
    6. Dosing and routes of administration

Session 3- March 25

  1. Pharmacology continued
    1. Answer questions from last session
    2. Metabolism
  2. Safety Considerations
    1. Drug-Drug interactions
    2. Side/Adverse effects
    3. Overdose, Dependence, & Addiction
      1. Definitions and comparisons
      2. Case Study
    4. Tolerance & cannabis breaks
    5. Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome
    6. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
    7. Biphasic effect
    8. Contraindications
    9. Difference in effects based on products

Session 4- April 8

  1. Answer questions from previous sessions
  2. Current federal state of legalization for medical and adult cannabis use
  3. Missouri Medical Marijuana Program
    1. Qualifying conditions
    2. Patient & Physician processes
  4. Missouri recognition of nursing practice with medical marijuana
    1. Licensure differences
    2. Administration of cannabis to patients
    3. Scope of practice for nurses
  5. Life of a cannabis nurse
    1. Day to day clinical practice issues
    2. Specific questions posed in survey about cannabis nursing

About the Presenter

Dedee Culley, RN

Dedee Culley has been an RN for over 21 years right here in Missouri after a successful career in business and volunteer work for 20 years.  She has spent over half of her nursing career in home health from direct patient care and case management, to clinical educator and director, to designing software for nurses.  Over the last 6 years she has transitioned from the corporate clinical setting to private consulting with a focus on direct patient education, advocacy, and collaboration regarding cannabis, plant-based supplements, nutrition and other natural therapeutics.  She is the owner of 2 Leaf Nurses Consulting, working with patients independently and in dispensaries, and in her spare time is working on her Health Coaching Certification.  Her cannabis education/training includes The Medical Cannabis Institute (TCMI), five certificates from Trichome Institute and 3 certificates from Dr. Sulak’s  She is an active member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) and Cannabis Nurses Network (CNN) as well as American Nurses Association (ANA) and Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) where she is now serving as the Southwest Regional Chair.

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Feb 25, 2021

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