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Grand Rounds: Medical Marijuana: It’s Complicated


By Michelle Bestic, PharmD , Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Illustrate the pharmacology of marijuana. 2. Examine an overview of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program. 3. Interpret current concerns surrounding legalization of medical marijuana.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Medical use of marijuana and its legality continues to be a topic of much discussion as several states have already approved its use for various medical conditions. Whether or not it is truly effective remains a concern for many physicians.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.