Positive effects of Medical marijuana for pain management of acute and chronically ill patients

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Katherine Hanley
Catherine Scott
Hailey Limoges
Cassandra Lee
Deborah Schwytzer

Abstract

By Katherine Hanley, Nursing ; Catherine Scott, Nursing ; Hailey Limoges, nan; Cassandra Lee, nan


Advisor: Deborah Schwytzer


Abstract: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20.4% of the United States population is in chronic pain and 8.0% of adults had high-impact chronic pain in 2016. Medical marijuana has shown great promise as a new alternative pain relief option. The purpose of the presentation is to provide information about the benefits of medical marijuana for pain management and improve the effectiveness of current pain regimens. This presentation will provide the audience knowledge about the benefits of medical marijuana as well as address common stereotypes. A post-survey will be given to assess the audience's new knowledge regarding the use of medical marijuana.

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Section
Classic Poster (9:45-11:45 AM)