Clinician-led training will fill gaps in consumer knowledge about cannabis as an alternative to prescription pain relievers
DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, July 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Nonprofit partners Leaf411, a national cannabis nurse hotline based in Colorado, and Radicle Health, a leading cannabis education organization, are hosting a free online event from the Leaf Learning Series, Exploring Cannabis for Pain Management, on Thursday, July 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. MDT. The live event is public. Event registration is available on the Leaf411 website (https://leaf411.org/), with CannOccasions handling the event management.
“Chronic pain is high on the list of why patients turn to legal medical cannabis and is a question we receive frequently on our hotline with RN staff,” said Katherine Golden, RN, Leaf411 Founder and CEO / ED. “These patients’ experiences are now being validated by research, including the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital study of the long-term use of medicinal cannabis for chronic pain published earlier this year. What these studies fail to provide are clear guidelines for patients on product selection, dosage, and route of administration to maximize pain relief. “
Dr. Dustin Sulak, Founder and CEO of Healer.com, will lead the Leaf411 educational event. Dr. Sulak has advised thousands of chronic pain sufferers to use cannabis as an “exit drug” to reduce or eliminate opioid addiction. During the event, Dr. Giving Sulak insights into cannabis and opioid use disorders, and providing easy-to-understand information and guidance to consumers.
Golden and other Nurses trained in cannabis by Leaf411 will also offer targeted sessions on specific pain topics, including arthritis, migraines, endometriosis, neuropathic pain, and palliative care, and will host a patient panel where individuals can share their experiences with cannabis or hemp-CBD and chronic Coping with pain.
“Over 20 percent of Americans live with chronic pain and there are few good options to treat this debilitating condition,” said Eloise Theisen, AGPCNP-BC, Leaf411 CNO and Radicle Health CEO. “As more states legalize cannabis, more consumers will have access to safe, fully tested cannabis therapeutics. However, consumers lack the knowledge of product selection, dosage, and routes of administration to maximize pain relief. Our free training session will enable patients and consumers to explore new ways to safely and effectively manage chronic pain, whether they are new to cannabis or experienced users. “
According to a 2018 report by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), about 2 million people in the United States have substance use disorder related to prescription opioid pain medication, and nearly a third of Americans know someone who is addicted to opioids or prescription drugs is pain reliever. As the number of Americans with chronic pain continues to grow, these concerns become more pressing and fuel the need for effective alternatives, including medicinal cannabis.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Katherine Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaf411 ™ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit based in Colorado that operates the country’s first FREE cannabis-trained nurse helpline. Our mission is to educate and provide targeted support to the general public about the safe and effective use of legal cannabis and hemp CBD. Our cannabis-trained nurses are passionate about harm reduction by providing our community with access to evidence-based education about legal cannabis use. For more information or to subscribe to Leaf411’s newsletter, visit www.leaf411.org. Follow Leaf411 on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest.
About Radicle Health
Radicle Health offers education and training for healthcare professionals, students, and cannabis stakeholders. Whether you’re treating cannabis patients, helping customers make good product choices, advocating for social change, or simply using cannabis yourself, you need evidence-based, factual information about cannabis. Radicle Health’s curriculum is up-to-date, comprehensive and based on both clinical experience and teaching expertise. Would you like to work in the cannabis industry? Get Radicle: www.radiclehealthcare.com, www.radiclehealth.thinkific.com, Facebook, LinkedIn.
Katherine Golden, RN
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