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Medical Use of Cannabinoids

In the last twenty years, the medical use of cannabinoid (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-THC and cannabidiol-CBD) has gained popularity as a potential novel treatment of psychiatric diseases, despite having never received the approval...

Course Authors

Danilo De Gregorio, PharmD, Ph.D.

Dr. De Gregorio is Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Division of Neuroscience, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. De Gregorio has been a consultant to Diamond Therapeutics Inc., Toronto, Canada.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, CCPD staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Enumerate the different main cannabinoids available (especially THC and CBD) and their potential medical use;

  • Describe the mechanism of action of cannabinoids;

  • Highlight the new formulations and commercial combinations of cannabinoid compounds to treat diseases such as epilepsy, depression and pain.



The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of Einstein-Montefiore or InterMDnet. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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