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The Role of Cannabis in the Practice of Medicine

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Addiction Medicine |  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  Anxiety |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Cancer |  Cannabis |  Chronic Pain |  Depression |  Family Medicine |  Pain Management |  Patient Experience & Needs |  Primary Care
Naman Ashraf, MD |  Jordan Stanton, DO
1 Hour 3 Minutes
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*** Please note this program will also be found as part of the 3.25-Credit program Pain & Pain Management. If you have already completed Pain & Pain Management, you will not want to choose this program. If you want to learn more about Pain & Pain Management, choose “Media Types” above and select “Classroom.” ***

This presentation will provide an overview of the role cannabis has come to play in the medical field. It will cover the background and history of cannabis and what is understood about the neurobiology of cannabis. The presentation will address various formulations, routes of administration, trends in use, and treatments. It will briefly explore the legalization and the decriminalization of cannabis, along with future implications in relation to the medical field.

This presentation will provide an overview of cannabis from the earliest introduction to its future implication in the medical field. This presentation is appropriate for all providers and future providers in the medical field.

Learning Objectives:
•    History of cannabis
•    Neurobiology of cannabis
•    Routes of administration, pharmacodynamics, and physiological effects
•    Trends in cannabis use
•    Legalization and decriminalization 
•    Future research and areas of study

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Planning Disclosure:
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




Naman Ashraf, MD's Profile

Naman Ashraf, MD Related Seminars and Products

Psychiatry Residency Program Director and Wellness Subcommittee Chair

Ozark Center

Dr. Nauman Ashraf is the Program Director for Ozark Center Psychiatry Residency program in Joplin, Missouri.  He has worked at Ozark Center since July 2013 treating patients with mental illness and comorbid substance abuse issues.  He also serves as the Medical Director of Addiction Services at Ozark Center and started Ozark Center’s OBOT program in 2017.  He graduated from Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences in Pakistan.  He completed his psychiatry residency at New York University School of Medicine as well as a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is the recipient of the Harold I. Kaplan Memorial Award for outstanding contributions in the field of psychiatric teaching and education. He has co-authored book chapters and published peer reviewed articles. He serves as a Prescriber Consultant for the SAMSHA STR-TA Consortium to help fight opioid epidemic. He has been invited to multiple regional and media talks on the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.  He has a passion toward improving resident wellness and completed a research project titled the Psychiatry Residency Yoga Training Experiment at Ozark Center. He also served as the PI for KCU- GME Consortium funded project for all residents in the consortium to improve their wellness - 5 Factor Wellness Model.

Nauman Ashraf, MD, discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Ashraf can be reached at or 417-347-7603.

Jordan Stanton, DO's Profile

Jordan Stanton, DO Related Seminars and Products

Jordan Stanton, DO is a board eligible psychiatrist who joined the Kansas City Psychiatric Group in July of 2021. She was raised in Michigan and attended Albion College for her pre-medical and undergraduate studies. She completed medical school in Kansas City, Missouri at Kansas City University: College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation, she completed residency training in psychiatry at the KCU-GME Consortium/Ozark Center program in Joplin, Missouri, where she served as Chief Resident. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Dr. Stanton treats patients age 12 and older with a wide range of disorders, including but not limited to, depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia spectrum disorders and OCD with a particular interest in substance abuse disorders.

Jordan Stanton, DO, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Stanton can be reached at



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 3


Linda F

"good topic"