History of Medical Cannabis.docx

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History of Medical Cannabis por Universidade do Colorado em Boulder Kent Hutchison Welcome to History of Medical Cannabis! You’re joining thousands of learners currently enrolled in the course. I'm excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the learning community. To begin, I recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site. Review the material we’ll cover each week, and preview the assignments you’ll need to complete to pass the course. Click Discussions to see forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class. If you have questions about course content, please post them in the forums to get help from others in the course community. For technical problems with the Coursera platform, visit the Learner Help Center . Good luck as you get started, and I hope you enjoy the course! Week 01 – Video 01.a - Introduction to Module Hello everyone? My name is Kent Hutchison. I am a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the University of Colorado Boulder. I was a member of the national academy of sciences committee That reviewed the health effects of cannabis and published a lengthy report in 2017. I also spoke at the NIH summit on marijuana in 2016 and delivered briefings on the hill in Washington DC. And I've been conducting NIH1 research in this area now for a number of years. I currently teach a course on cannabis and health on the Boulder campus. So you might be asking yourself what motivated this guy to develop a Coursera specialization on cannabis? Well my experiences over the last few years have made it clear to me that for a variety of reasons which we will discuss in these courses. The scientific and medical community has failed to provide the public with information that's actually useful. Let met stress the word useful in terms of making decisions about whether or not to use cannabis products and maybe even more importantly, about how to use them in ways that minimize risks and maximize benefits. Let me give you a concrete example. In 2014, I watched my 70 years old mother travel from Oklahoma to Colorado because she was desperate to find something that might help with her chronic pain. Having tried everything else in this 50 year battle with chronic pain, my mother was a lifelong educator who never took anything stronger than ice tea, unless it was prescribed by a doctor. I know that she asked the healthcare providers about cannabis, they were unable or unwilling to say anything about it. So she came to Colorado, she visited multiple dispensaries. She got different recommendations from each one. In the end, she had to experiment on herself to learn how to minimize the harmful effects and maximize the benefits. As another example, my partner was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer during my work on the National Academy's report. Even in 2016, her doctors were unable to say anything about whether or how cannabis might be helpful to her.
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  • Fall '19
  • aprendizagem, Pagina, Kent Hutchison, Universidade do Colorado

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