THC and Hypertension
Review emerging data on marijuana use in hypertensive patients, CBD and THC interactions, the triphasic effect of THC on blood pressure, mechanisms and risks.
2022 Annual Conference
October 28-30, 2022
1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation
Time to Complete
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What is this course about?
As marijuana has grown in popularity as a therapeutic supplement, marijuana users and hypertensive patients are beginning to overlap. Half of the US population is clinically hypertensive, so understanding the triphasic effect of THC on blood pressure is critical to keep users safe.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Understand triphasic effect of THC on blood pressure.
- Understand CBD and THC interactions.
- Understand risk of THC use with diagnosed hypertension.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Kasey McClurg, PhD(ABD), MAS, CPT
Kasey Flynt (McClurg) is a Ph.D student in integrative and functional nutrition with Saybrook University and an adjunct nutrition professor at Wichita State Technical University. Kasey is currently working on her dissertation and expects to graduate in 2023. Kasey focuses her research on dietary herb and supplements (including cannabis), rural nutrition, and food sovereignty. Kasey uses their experience as a former Colorado cop to debunk many myths of "vice" nutrients to help inform better medical integrations.
No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.
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