Nursing Grand Rounds: Complexities in Cannabis Care

Cannabis, comprised of a multitude of therapeutic components, including CBD and THC, has been used as medicine for thousands of years; however, due to stereotyping and prohibition, dating back to the early-mid 1900s, the therapeutic uses were overshadowed until patient advocates fought for reintroduction for its medicinal benefit.

With this inertia, legalization for medical and recreational uses occurred at a state level, but continues to be federally illegal leading to ongoing confusion amongst patients and providers. Furthermore, there is a spectrum of cannabis products and many therapeutic claims, but most healthcare providers are uninformed on the complexities of cannabis.

Target Audience

This CNE course is designed for RNs, LPNs, social workers, and healthcare professionals..

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the difference between federal and state legislation of cannabis
  • Understand the physiology of the endocannabinoid system
  • Identify potential adverse effects and therapeutic benefits of cannabis
  • Identify acute intoxication and withdrawal from cannabis

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This course will be presented via a recorded presentation.


Morgan Miller, APRN, CNP, DNP
Nurse Practitioner Medical Oncology
GI Specialties: Neuroendocrine and Hepatobiliary
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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.


Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours. 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual  courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 general continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

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