Course overview

Cannabis: The EXIT Drug

This course covers the history of Cannabis, the Endocannabinoid system, delivery methods and its applications.

Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2017 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Cannabis is plant that has been used for thousands of years throughout the world. It has multiple purposes from medicine to industrial products. Cannabis is in Schedule 1 along with Heroin LSD and Ecstasy since 1970. Cannabis works with our bodies Endocannabinoid System for homeostasis and most people and healthcare providers are not aware or taught about it. The positive impact of Cannabis on human health and mankind has been limited due to prohibition, politics and stigma.

    This presentation by a Cannabis Therapeutics Specialist trained in Family Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine draws from over 30+ years’ experience in both research and patient care to Dr Uma’s TotalHealthCareTHC™. She will cover the history of Cannabis, the Endocannabinoid system, delivery methods and its applications.

    It is time to move beyond the misconceptions and misinformation associated with this healing plant. It is time to "Open your hearts and Open your minds” improve quality of life and learn more about the healing properties of cannabinoids. We are facing an opioid epidemic, the United States of America is about 5% of the worlds population, yet they consume about 80% of the worlds pain medication. One American dies from a prescription drug overdose every 19 minutes, deaths from medication abuse outnumber motor vehicle accident deaths. Dr. Uma states, "Cannabis is not for everyone, yet is should be a first line option not the last resort,” and “Cannabis is not an entrance drug, it is an exit from pharmaceuticals and narcotics."
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Discuss the history of Cannabis.
    • Explain the endocannabinoid system.
    • List the therapeutic uses of Cannabis.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP

About Uma
Dr. Dhanabalan is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, specialized in heavy metals, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist and Medical Review Officer.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from Rutgers University and Medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. She completed a Family Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina and then her Master’s in Public Health and Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency and Fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston Massachusetts. She is also Certified by the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.