Introduction to Cannabis for Health Care Providers - May 26, 2018

Introduction to Cannabis for Health Care Providers - May 26, 2018

Continuing Education
May 26, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Chicago Campus
65 E Wacker Pl
Rm 17-8
Chicago, IL 60601

Cannabis is here to stay. And there is a great deal of research supporting it’s use for a wide variety of health issues. But understanding what cannabis treats and whether it will be an effective treatment for each individual can be hard to figure out. There is a serious lack of information available to patients to help them make informed choices. The Western medicine community is not filling this information void. And the medical advice offered in dispensaries is undependable to say the least. Where can patients go to get information and help? I believe they can come to us as LAc's. We are uniquely suited to take the lead in helping patients learn if cannabis can help them and what cannabis products are right for them.

In this class you will learn:
1. A Summary of the history of Cannabis in China and the West, and its usage, classification according to TCM.
2. The tumultuous path to legalization.
3. Botanical Classification of Cannabis
4. Understanding the phytochemistry, cannabinoids, and terpenes and be able to identify the most commonly seen strains and terpenes.
5. Understand how cannabis affects human physiology via the endo cannabinoid system.
6. Understand cannabis products and their application.
7. Understand delivery systems.
8. Understand what cannabis treats, and Put together a cannabis prescription for your patient.

The purpose of offering this class at this time is to gather information from the participants on how to improve this class offering. All participants must fill out an exit survey at the end of the class regarding class content, relevance, and presentation.
Cost: The cost for this day long class is $25.00. I will also offer a money-back guarantee if the class does not meet your expectations.
The class will be presented by Susan Wellman, L.Ac, with a guest lecturer, Scott Hunter General Manager of Wellness Pharms Inc a cannabis producer and processor in Illinois.

7 IL Approved CEU's; space limited to 30 participants

Non-PCOM:  $35
PCOMers: $25

Susan Wellman, M.T.C.M., L.Ac., L.M.P.

Susan Wellman worked as a visual artist before studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, WA. She graduated in March, 2002, and then opened The Wellman Clinic in Mount Vernon, WA, in June of that year. She is board certified by NCCAOM in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. She holds a BA degree in Psychology (cum laude) from Seattle University (1993) and became licensed as a Massage Therapist in 1985. She recently completed a two-year graduate mentorship program with Sharon Weizenbaum through White Pine Healing Arts in Amherst, MA. She was a clinical supervisor at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute (2011-2017). Ms. Wellman teaches in both the massage and acupuncture programs at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago.  In her private life, she spends her time playing in a Jazz trio and horseback riding.

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