U. of Colorado Pharmacist discusses the health risks and benefits of medical cannabis / marijuana. 2/22/2018

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U. of Colorado Pharmacist discusses the health risks and benefits of medical cannabis / marijuana. 2/22/2018

Did you know that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently published an extensive report reviewing the research on the health effects of cannabis? http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2017/Cannabis-Health-Effects/Cannabis-conclusions.pdf Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Pharmacist, Laura Borgelt, PharmD, Associate Dean, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and Professor in the Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine at the University of Colorado – Denver. Borgelt discusses the research, risks and benefits of medical and recreational marijuana, including special considerations for edible products, and medical conditions.

Dr. Borgelt recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has extensive knowledge of cannabis with regards to its pharmacology, pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic effectiveness, and potential risks. Her interest began about seven years ago when she was asked clinical questions about its use in pregnant and lactating women. As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, consumers need a solid understanding of how the body metabolizes and utilizes cannabinoids, and the differences between various products in the marketplace.

Related website:  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/categories/services-and-information/marijuana

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