New Seminar - Cannabis: History, Trends, Tensions

Our newest seminar one hour seminar features Michelle Hackley, Associate Director of Risk Management at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Physician insureds may take this seminar for CME credit by signing into the secure services portal (SSP).

The United States is the only country distinguishing between hemp and marijuana (other countries simply use the term “cannabis"), which adds an additional layer of complexity as products like CBD oil are produced and become more widespread. It also places unique barriers on medical research into the potential therapeutic properties of cannabis.

This presentation is an overview of the evolving cultural and legal landscape of cannabis and includes the tensions created by current conflicts in federal and state laws governing medical and recreational marijuana. Michelle Hackley will address the practical implications in balancing patient rights under state law and federal prohibitions affecting physicians and other healthcare providers.