Health Effects of Cannabis
HEALTH EFFECTS OF CANNABIS: A GUIDE FOR DIETITIANS
In 2019, over 55 million adults in the United States reported using cannabis. Not only has state legalization increased access and acceptance in the use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, it has also created a growing market for food products containing marijuana and hemp derivatives. However, lack of conclusive evidence regarding the short- and long-term health effects of cannabis use has presented a challenge to medical and nutrition providers. Guidelines and recommendations for safely using cannabis in therapeutic purposes or medical nutrition therapy is limited. In this one hour webinar, you will learn how cannabis impacts diet, digestion and energy metabolism. We will delve into the effects of cannabis on sensory function, appetite and food intake as it is related to body weight and its use in MNT for various medical conditions.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:


  • Explain the various qualifying medical conditions for legal medical cannabis use.


  • Understand the benefits and risks of medical cannabis in its various forms of administration.


  • Understand the Endocannabinoid System and Cannabinoids.


  • Describe the relationship medical cannabis plays in nutrition interventions and goals.


  • Discuss the most common adverse effects and contraindications to cannabis use.


Live Event Date: Mar 26, 2020
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 5420, 5460, 2010
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 2.1.10, 4.2.6, 6.2.1, 8.1.2
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Holly Herrington

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDE has been a Registered Dietitian for 8 years and is in her third year as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Holly has served as clinical dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for seven years. While there, Holly co-authored textbook chapters on nutrition for bariatric surgery and weight regain following bariatric surgery. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and a faculty speaker at the Obesity Summit 2015.

Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern in 2009. She is certified in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Holly has been a requested expert for media outlets including FOX News Chicago and ABC7 Chicago, and has been featured in US News and World Report, Men's Health and the Chicago Tribune. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.

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