Clinical Cannabis Medicine: Core Concepts

Unlocking the Essentials: Navigating the Basics of Medical Cannabis


This module offers an in-depth examination of the personalised, patient-focused application of clinical cannabis medicine, emphasising safe dosing practices and the integration of scientific knowledge with clinical experience.

Module Description

Dr. Teh's module explores personalised cannabis medicine. Dosing is adjusted based on patient response and experience, due to limited clinical data. He emphasises a whole-plant approach and patient-centred care. Safety is stressed, with a "start low, go slow" motto. Cannabis is seen as a safe treatment with patient empowerment encouraged.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
  • Understand core concepts of clinical cannabis medicine.
  • Recognise that dosing is individualised and largely based on the clinical experience of practitioners.
  • Acknowledge the lack of definitive dosing guides and limited reference material due to the novelty of clinical studies in this area.
  • Grasp the concept of personalised medicine in the treatment with cannabis.
  • Learn the importance of titration in achieving effective patient-specific treatment outcomes.
  • Understand the significance of the entourage effect and the preference for whole-plant medicine over isolates.
  • Comprehend the necessity to optimise clinical effects by controlling variables such as dosage, frequency, cannabinoid and terpene ratios, and administration timing.
  • Recognise the roles of different cannabinoids (THC, CBD) and their ratios in treatment.
  • Appreciate the requirement for comprehensive clinical assessment and understanding patient history and expectations.
  • Become familiar with the RACGP's position on medicinal cannabis.
  • Grasp multi-target therapeutic effects of cannabis and its potential to reduce polypharmacy.
  • Learn the basic dosing concepts and safety aspects of cannabis medicine, including the impossibility of overdose leading to respiratory depression.
  • Acknowledge the importance of patient empowerment and keeping treatment diaries for tracking progress.

Module Contributors

Our comprehensive, subject specific learning modules on medicinal cannabis have been developed by industry experts, ensuring you get the best quality education, led by experts in the field.

This Module is Designed for

  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Patients
  • Curious individuals

Certification Details

After completing this module and passing the exam, you will receive a digital certificate and confirmation of your CME credits (if relevant)

Clinical Cannabis Medicine: Core Concepts


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