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Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain

An overview of the 2021 British Medical Journal Rapid Recommendations Clinical Practice Guideline on medical cannabis for chronic pain.

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Are you interested in gaining confidence in counselling patients living with chronic pain about the potential risks and benefits of a trial of medical cannabis or cannabinoids?

This free 50-minute module, developed in collaboration with the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, will give you an overview of the British Medical Journal Rapid Recommendations Clinical Practice Guideline on the optimal, evidence-based use of medical cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic pain. 

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After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Summarize the evidence and recommendations outlined in the guideline 
  • Distinguish between a 'weak' vs. a 'strong' recommendation; and describe some of the implications of a 'weak' recommendation
  • Describe key practical issues and other considerations
  • Recognize when offering a trial of non-inhaled medical cannabis may make sense for people living with chronic pain
  • Describe the strength of the evidence behind the recommendations; in particular, discuss the benefits, short-term harms and long-term harms 
  • Employ shared decision-making with your patients with respect to the evidence and their values and preferences 
  • Review MAGICapp and how you can use it at point-of-care

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