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MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND PAIN MANAGEMENT: THE PHYSICIANS CATCH 22
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Journal of Health Education Research & Development

ISSN: 2380-5439

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND PAIN MANAGEMENT: THE PHYSICIANS CATCH 22


World Congress on Health and Medical Sociology

September 19-20, 2016 Las Vegas, USA

James McKivigan, Michael Laymon

Touro University, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Health Edu Res Dev

Abstract :

Medical marijuana has a long societal history and changes in public perception for medicinal and recreational use. This presentation will explore the changing public and legislative history of marijuana in the United States and the sociological perceptions occuring in healthcare and public use of marijuana├ó┬?┬?s role in pain management. The aim of this presentation is to summarize the main sociological challenges healthcare practicioners face in both prescribing and use of marijuana. While many states may allow marijuana to be used, it is still a federal offense. How does this contradiction in regulation affect healthcare providers who use medical marijuana or want to incorporate it into their healthcare practice?

Biography :

McKivigan has graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and he obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. He began working at Touro University Nevada in 2009 where he has continued his research. Presently he has been working on a Ph.D. in Education at Northcentral University.

Email: James.McKivigan@tun.touro.edu

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