We are happy to share the news that the second edition of University of WA Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute's (ADAI) clinician training "Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain" is now live (http://adai.uw.edu/mcacp/) . This new version was possible thanks to ADAI internal I-502 funds and comes at an excellent time, since its 2015 version did not have two important updates, now included:

  • Legislative update: Explains the merging of the medicinal and non-medicinal cannabis market and regulation of medicinal cannabis practices and procedures by WA DOH.
  • Scientific evidence update: The National Academy of Medicine (NAM, formerly known as Institute of Medicine) released a report in Jan 2017 where it concluded that there is conclusive and strong evidence that medicinal cannabis has a moderate effect on decreasing chronic pain. http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=24625

This online training is free of charge for anyone interested. It is also eligible, for a small fee, for two Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) through UW and 2 Continuing Pharmacist Education credits through WA State Pharmacy Association (WSPA).