Honolulu, Nov. 19: The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Know

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The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis:
What Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Know

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Registration from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. — drinks and snacks available]. Lunch will not be provided.

Location: Hawai‘i Dispensary Alliance. PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this event is not wheelchair-accessible.

Contact Hours: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16044, for 6 contact hours

Cost: $100.00 until November 18, $120 to register at the door on November 19. A syllabus will be provided for all attendees registering to claim CEU credits. Online registration here.

Click here to download a flyer.

About the program: This timely and provocative seminar will include an overview of cannabis, the various cannabinoids (endogenous, phyto-cannabinoids and pharmaceutical cannabinoid products) and the newly discovered endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) that is present in all humans. By understanding the ECS, it becomes more clear as to how and why cannabis is a safe and effective medication for a wide array of illnesses and conditions. The healthcare professional’s role in patient care and education regarding the safe use of cannabis, including ingestion methodologies and interactions with prescription opiates, will be discussed. State and federal laws regarding cannabis as medicine will also be presented.

There will be short comfort breaks in the morning and afternoon, and a break for lunch. Lunch, from 1-2pm, is on your own.

Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN Presenter: Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN, is a medical cannabis consultant and addictions nurse consultant, co-founder of Patients Out of Time, and Past President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.
Wendy Gibson, RN, BSN Presenter: Wendy Gibson, RN, BSN, a cannabis nurse and ACNA member who is involved in helping shape medical cannabis laws and educating health care professionals in Hawaii. She happily serves as the Field Organizer for The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii and The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii.
Stephen P. Pingree, Tax Defense Attorney Presenter: Stephen P. Pingree, Tax Defense Attorney. Stephen has legal and business experience with the Medical Marijuana (MMJ) law and regulations in the State of Nevada; as well as Federal and other states’ MJ laws and regulations. He is well versed in the Hawaii MMJ law (HRS 329D) and DOH MMJ Rules and Regulations.

Refunds: In cases of non-attendance (less $20.00 administrative handling fee), refunds will be provided upon notice to Patients Out of Time if received seven (7) days in advance of the seminar. After that time, no refunds will be given.

This seminar is sponsored by Patients Out of Time, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate all disciplines of health care professionals, their specialty and professional organizations, and the public at large about medical cannabis (marijuana).

For information call 434.260.3779. Local contact: Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii 808.853.3231.

Patients Out of Time wants to thank the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii and the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance for their support in bringing this program to Hawaii. (Neither DPFHI nor HDA have had any input in or influence on course content.)

Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii

Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii

Hawaii Dispensary Alliance

Hawaii Dispensary Alliance

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