Symposium Session: Cannabis: Weeding Fact From Fiction
This is not a webinar or course for purchase- this is a module for credit claiming for our 2019 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our symposium, however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 3070, 5420, 6020
Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 10.4.1, 11.2.5, 12.1.3
Clients are using and asking about cannabis and related products with greater frequency, especially as medical marijuana has been legalized by an increasing number of states. This talk will provide a historical perspective on cannabis use, an overview of the endocannabinoid system, and research on the medical benefits of cannabis and CBD. Practice guidelines on the use of cannabis for a variety of conditions, administration methods, dosing, potential drug interactions, and legal issues will be discussed. This session will also address how to discuss cannabis use with clients and the rest of the medical team.
Janice is a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, culinary nutritionist, cookbook author, speaker, and End of Life Doula. Her mission is to help clients find relief from anxiety, pain, insomnia, chemo-induced side effects, IBD/IBS, autoimmune diseases, and many other ailments through the use of medical cannabis.
Her cannabis journey began in 2016 when her dad turned to medical marijuana after traditional treatment for his severe pain caused terrible side effects. The transition from debilitating pain en route to the dispensary to “Wow … I’m not in pain!” minutes after his first dose was astounding. It was at that moment that Janice decided to change her career focus and pursue training and education on the science behind the health benefits of cannabis. One year later, she became certified as a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner through the Holistic Cannabis Academy.
Janice’s new passion is to reduce the stigma surrounding cannabis by educating others on the safe use of cannabis (marijuana) for treating a variety of debilitating conditions.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- List the top three reasons people turn to medical cannabis or CBD.
- Identify the major cannabinoids in a cannabis plant and explain how they interact to promote healing and relief.
- Discuss the different methods of cannabis or CBD administration, including why some methods might work better for individual clients than others.
Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, cookbook author, and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner. After her dad found relief from his pain using medical marijuana, 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 CBD and cannabis. She left her Meal Makeover Moms business and completed training to become certified as a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner. She now advises clients on access, proper cannabinoid ratios, dosing, best consumption methods, and cooking with cannabis at Jannabis Wellness. Janice partnered with a Colorado manufacturer of organically grown medicinal grade hemp to provide phytocannabinoid-rich hemp/CBD products for her clients under her Jannabis Wellness label.
Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, has no relevant disclosures to report. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.00 CDR