Medical Cannabis: When Is It Appropriate and What Are the Risks?


Episode Notes

May 30, 2024 -- When is it helpful to use medical cannabis, and are there risks? For many people, the word cannabis brings up images of recreational use and the legality surrounding it. For others, it's a trusted and prescribed tool used for medicinal purposes. How do we know when it is appropriate to inquire about and take medical cannabis? What are the potential health risks? We spoke with Jacci Bainbridge, PharmD, FCCP, who defined cannabis terminology, like THC versus CBD, explained how cannabinoids work, identified symptoms and conditions that patients commonly use it for, and the importance of education for consumers and patients.