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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Distinguish medicinal marijuana (Cannabis sativa) from recreational marijuana and the use of hemp.
  2. Discuss pharmaceutical drug development from the marijuana plant and its potential applications in dental treatment.
  3. Summarize the science concerning the best clinical research evidence for use of marijuana in the treatment of oral disease.
  4. Identify the current status of legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use and its impact on healthcare systems.
  5. Review oral health care considerations specifically affecting patients who currently use marijuana.


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