Introduction

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The video below from the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century is available for continuing education credit through the co-sponsorhip of the Mulitdisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center for many physicians, psychologists, social workers, MFTs, nurses and other healthcare professionals.



INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Watch the video on your left. There is no charge for viewing the video
    2. Answer the questions below.
    3. When finished, press the Score My Quiz button. After that you will have an option to checkout and print your CE/CME certificate.*
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Andrew Weil, MD The Future of Psychedelic and Medical Marijuana Research


Course Presenter(s):
Author(s): Andrew Weil, M.D. | (click author name for biography)


Course Description: Forty years ago, a U.S.-led global backlash ended the possibility of researching potential beneficial effects of psychedelics and marijuana. Many studies had shown psychedelics to be useful for managing anxiety and depression in terminal cancer patients, for treating alcoholism and opiate addiction and for catalyzing spiritual/mystical experience. At the same time marijuana was found to be effective for relieving the nausea and vomiting often associated with cancer chemotherapy. Now that restrictions on research with these agents are easing, a new generation of investigators is continuing these studies, as well as looking at MDMA for PTSD, psilocybin for OCD, and marijuana for MS, chronic pain, PTSD and other conditions. Contemporary research on positive effects of psychedelics and marijuana needs to be carefully designed and conducted to avoid another backlash from anti-drug zealots.
Date of original release: April 18, 2010
Termination date (date after which enduring material is no longer certified for credit): April 17, 2012

Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century - Andrew Weil M.D. from MAPS: Psychedelic Science on Vimeo.

True/False Comprehension Quiz

QuestionAnswer
One of the barriers to psychedelic research is the high toxicity levels of most hallucinogens that make determining safe doses difficult for clinicians.
Most research with psychedelics has focused on psychological issues.
In Dr. Weil’s opinion, psychedelics can catalyze physical healing reactions in some cases
One advantage of cannabinoids in research is that their effects are highly predictable.
There have been numerous documented cases of overdose deaths attributed to cannabis consumption.
Cannabis alters thought processes too much to be helpful to research of normal brain function.
Research suggests that cannabis can enhance the effects of opioid pain medications.
According to Dr. Weil, cannabis may have clinical applications for reducing obesity.

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