Webinar: Pain and Pot: The Facts about Opioids and Marijuana
CCR consultant and MPI Key Leadership team member; Dr. Roneet Lev will be partnering with SAMSHA Region 9 PTTC for this informative webinar. The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the Pacific Southwest region. Many communities are receiving misleading and confusing information about prevention strategies to address it, such as using marijuana for pain management instead of prescription opioids. This webinar will discuss the opioid epidemic and the controversies surrounding the substitution of marijuana for pain management and whether or not it is helpful or harmful in this epidemic. The science and most recent data will be presented along with real, front-line stories from the emergency department.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the latest trends in the opioid epidemic.
- Describe the basic chemistry of opioids and marijuana.
- Identify five key reasons why marijuana should not be used to treat pain.