The Cannabinoid Institute (TCI) launched a Spanish version of their well-respected online medical cannabis training certification for Mexican physicians and other healthcare providers on Friday, July 23. TCI is focusing on helping physicians who prescribe cannabis in Mexico to meet the demands of their patients since both medical and recreational cannabis became legal this past month. Legalization in Mexico comes after years of stigmatization. As in the United States, many physicians in Mexico remain largely unaware of the medicinal uses of the plant because medical schools have treated cannabis as a controlled substance for generations. Consequently, most physicians are only aware of the risks associated with abuse and remain ignorant of the finer nuances of prescribing cannabis or the potential for drug-drug interactions. “We were concerned that physicians would lack the support they needed to feel comfortable prescribing cannabis to their patients. And we knew that our knowledge would help bridge that gap,” stated TCI founder, Dr. Jan Roberts. “Ultimately, our primary goal is patient safety.”Spanish-speaking clinicians will now be able to take TCI courses and will get access to monthly grand rounds that are live and available in both English and Spanish. Clinicians will also receive eight hours of ACCME tier-1 credit, allowing international physicians to meet education requirements while staying abreast of recent scientific understanding of the endocannabinoid system and its role in medicine.
420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 07/26/2021 20:00:00