Ethics and medical marijuana: What you need to know


Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia, but there is little research on its effective use. As new acronyms like CBD and THC enter the health care vocabulary, case managers must adapt in an ethics and evidence-based manner. This webinar will offer an overview of the components of cannabis and the evidence for its use in palliative care, as well as ethical implications for case managers. 

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key legal, regulatory and coverage issues that impact patient access to using medical marijuana in its various formulations; 
  • Describe ethically appropriate responses to common scenarios where patients and/or families have expressed interest in using medical marijuana as part of their treatment plan; and
  • Develop an approach to anticipate and address common barriers to treatment, including incorporating advocacy on behalf of clients and their treatment preferences in interaction with providers, payers and caregivers.

Patricia Carothers, BSN, RN, MS, CCM
Patricia is the president and owner of My Net RN, Inc., a Colorado based case management company. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has focused on case management for the last 20 years with an emphasis on Worker’s Compensation. With an MS in Sports Medicine, she has extensive expertise with various injuries and conditions including catastrophic trauma. Patricia is a speaker, blogger and educator on health and wellness topics including CBD and Medical Marijuana. Patricia is a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.