What Nurses Need to Know About Cannabis
Understanding the science behind the endogenous cannabinoid system
By Eileen Konieczny, RNEditor's note:
This is the first article in a four-part series that will introduce you to the world of medical cannabis. In the series, we'll cover: the endogenous cannabinoid system; the science behind medical cannabis; the plant's chemical composition, including main components THC and CBD; the different varieties of cannabis and what they're used for; delivery methods, dosing, interactions; and finally, cannabis advocacy and where we are in the fight to legalize medical cannabis in the United States.