July 9, 2021

Medical Cannabis as a Tool in your Overall Health | Carey Clark

In this episode, Greg and Carey discuss what got Carey interested in learning about and utilizing cannabis therapeutically in her own practice and creating an entire program around it. They talk about the human endocannabinoid system and its effects on our health, including ways of modulating the endocannabinoid system without using cannabis. They talk about Carey's presentation on Cannabis Care 101 at the upcoming Pacific Symposium this Fall. You will hear Carey's thoughts on the recreational use and what the literature say about safety, long term effects, and age-related issues, for example, teen use. Finally, we learn about the Pacific College medical cannabis certificate program.

- For more information about Pacific College's Medical Cannabis Certification Program visit https://www.pacificcollege.edu/medicalcannabis - Dr Carey Clark will also be speaking at the 2021 Pacific Symposium. Information and registration https://www.pacificcollege.edu/symposium/

About Carey Clark Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, serves as Director of Nursing, chair of the Medical Cannabis Certificate Program, and faculty in the Medical Cannabis and Holistic Nursing programs. She is the immediate Past President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, and has been a nurse since 1994, with a wide practice background including experience within the acute care setting, pediatrics, hospice care, and parish nursing. Her previous position was at the University of Maine at Augusta, where she developed an award winning holistic-integral nursing program for RN-BSN students. Dr. Clark has over 30 publications in journals such as Advances in Nursing Science, International Journal for Human Caring, Holistic Nursing Practice, and Creative Nursing.

Dr. Clark has presented at many national and local conferences, particularly with oncology and holistic nurses, where she focuses on bringing basic knowledge about the endocannabinoid system and medicinal use of cannabis. She remains committed to including the endocannabinoid system in every nursing curriculum in the world, as she is the editor of the forthcoming Wolters-Kuhlwer Cannabis Handbook for Nurses (2020). Dr. Clark looks forward to sharing her knowledge with other like-minded nurses as we create change in healthcare systems and support the holistic healing of those we serve.

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