In our country and the region, the medicinal use of cannabis has generated controversies with polarized positions that lead us to try to give it an academic setting.
We must find out what place cannabis will occupy in modern medicine. Already in other countries such as Canada, Israel and the USA it appears as a strategy in the management of chronic pain that is not relieved with traditional strategies.
It is in this context and knowing that this topic is not part of the medical training curriculum (still due to the lack of clinical trials that support its use) that we intend to create a training space that will respond to this growing demand of our health actors who daily receive consultation on medical cannabis.
- Attempting a brief historical overview, we can say that at the end of the 19th century crude extracts and tinctures of leaves, flowers and roots were used for various therapeutic uses, but these products were not standardized.
- On the other hand, increased interest in synthetic painkillers was associated with the increasing prohibition of cannabis, which paralyzed research and development of the medicinal use of cannabis and its components in the mid-20th century.
Trying to give a basis to this complex debate on medicinal cannabis and following the path of Education, we believe that it is essential to work on essential issues such as the mechanism of action of these molecules, the indications with the greatest scientific evidence, the risk-benefit relationship, the doses and interactions as well as how and when to say no to their use.
It is our intention to install the local, critical and scientific debate, following the path of research and education in Argentina.
To identify cannabis as a complementary therapeutic tool to traditional ones in pathologies with refractory symptoms.Define the current indications with more scientific evidence.Know the products available, the forms of administration, the doses, interactions, assessment of positive effects and control of short and long-term adverse effects.
Doctors, Nurses, Biochemists, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers.
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Fernando Cubas 1,a, Alberto I. Vargas 2,b, Franco León-Jiménez 3,c, Jon Lecanda 4,d
1 Auna-Servimedicos. Chiclayo, Peru.
2 Pan American University. Mexico City, Mexico.
3 Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo Catholic University. Chiclayo, Peru.
4 New York University. New York, USA.
a Gastroenterologist Physician; b Research Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy; c Internist, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine; d Professor at the Faculty of Medicine