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.

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