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Cannabis and Pain: Past, Present, and Future

June 5, 2015 - 8:30am PDT, 11:30am EDT
Recorded in June, 2015

 



The medical use of cannabis for the management of pain has a long history that is finally receiving careful scientific attention. This presentation will explore the complex path that has led to a modern understanding of how and why cannabis and the cannabinoids deserve to be given serious therapeutic consideration. We will examine the current state of evidence of what is known and not known about its efficacy, effectiveness and safety. Attendees will reflect on future research opportunities and challenges in the use of cannabinoids and pain.

At the end of this session, attendees will:

  1. Appreciate the trajectory of the development of cannabis in therapeutics
  2. Understand the current evidence for cannabis and cannabinoids in pain management
  3. Consider limitations of current research on its efficacy, effectiveness, and safety considerations (at work or home)
  4. Reflect on future research opportunities and challenges in the use of cannabinoids and pain

Dr. Mark Ware

Director of Clinical Research
Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, McGill University Health Centre 

Dr. Mark Ware is Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University. He is the Director of Clinical Research of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre and Executive Director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids 
 
  

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