The Science of Cannabis Symposium held its first annual meeting on November 15, 2019, at Columbia University in New York City. The conference welcomed both clinicians and legal experts and aimed to provide medical and legal education for healthcare providers who are considering the use of cannabis in their medical practice.
One such session included a discussion of cannabis pharmacology led by Monica Taing, PharmD, who emphasized the need for public safety measures and promotion of harm reduction practices.2 She detailed the components of the endocannabinoid system and how it is modulated and attenuated by the use of cannabis. Dr Taing also discussed the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations for various cannabinoids and their effect on homeostasis, chronic disease states, dosing, and formulation selection and potential drug-drug interactions.
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