Recorded Webinar: CBD and Cannabis Use at the End of Life: Evolution and Evidence

The live version of this joint Today's Dietitian and Becky Dorner & Associates webinar was presented on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT.

Patients are using and asking about cannabis and CBD products with greater frequency, especially as marijuana has been legalized by an increasing number of states. There has been a tenfold increase in cannabis use in those over 65, as many older adults are turning to cannabis to treat health issues.

Join Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD, FAND, for a webinar that will provide a historical perspective on cannabis use and an overview of the endocannabinoid system. She will discuss the conditions cannabis/CBD may be helpful for, as well as proper administration methods and dosing. Janice will dive into the evidence-based research, pros and cons of cannabis/CBD, its appropriate medical use, and give particular focus to the use of cannabis/CBD in end-of-life situations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the major components of the cannabis and hemp plants and explain how they may promote healing and relief.
  2. List the top three reasons clients may, at the end of life, turn to medical cannabis or CBD.
  3. Discuss the different methods of cannabis or CBD administration, including why some methods might work better for individual clients than others, and factor in potential drug interactions and medical conditions.
  4. Recognize the pros and cons of cannabis/CBD use as it relates to nutrition and dietetics and end of life situations.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
3070, 5420, 5430, 6020
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.3.6, 9.6.4, 10.2.8, 10.4.4
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Course summary
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  • 1.50 CDR
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Janice Newell BissexJanice Newell Bissex is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, cookbook author, and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner. After her dad found relief from his pain using medical cannabis it became Janice’s mission to help others suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, autoimmune diseases, IBD/IBS, and other debilitating conditions find relief with cannabis/CBD.  She completed training at the Holistic Cannabis Academy, and now advises clients on access, proper cannabinoid ratios, dosing, best consumption methods, and cooking with cannabis at Jannabis Wellness. 

Janice spent much of her career creating recipes and educating families about healthy cooking and eating at Meal Makeover Moms and Janice Cooks. A 2015 recipient of the Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Janice has authored five books, including Color and Eat the Alphabet: Healthy Eating from A to Z, an educational coloring book for kids of all ages.

Janice is past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and past chair of the Food and Culinary Professionals practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A mom of two grown daughters, Janice lives outside of Boston with her husband and miniature dachshund, Ella. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, travel, yoga, cooking, and hosting events in her newly-renovated kitchen. 

Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD, FAND, has the following relevant disclosures to report: founder and CEO of Jannabis Wellness, which provides consultation, guidance, and cannabis/CBD products for purchase. The speaker certifies no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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