Welcome healthcare professionals!
Welcome to the first module of the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course Online
curated by Dr David Caldicott and provided for your online learning in conjunction with United in Compassion and Kaizen Digital. UIC and the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course would like to acknowledge Olivia Newton John and her husband ‘Amazon John’ Easterling for their generous contribution which enabled this course to be made available to Australian Health Professionals online.
In this module “The Basic Science” we we begin to unpack important foundation topics for medical cannabis including the endocannabinoid system, the cannabis plant, pharmacology, and dosing. A quick technical point, for best results please avoid viewing the course in Microsoft Edge browser (formerly Internet Explorer), best results are achieved with Chrome browser. We hope you enjoy it and we are looking forward to rolling out the full course in the coming months.
The Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course Online has been a long while coming. It comes to you as a completely independent project from a group of people who were integral in the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia and who have no other motivation than to assist Australian patients.
For me personally, it represents unfinished business in the ongoing campaign I began with Dan, my now deceased son in 2014. Dan received great benefit from cannabis for the management of cancer related symptoms and management of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Along his cancer journey, Dan’s doctors were frequently shocked, disinterested or confused about our efforts to legalise cannabis. I recognise that these responses are common to many others and impact very negatively on genuine patients. For this reason, David researched and curated this course. Together we want to help you on your journey to be educated, or rather re-educated, about the medical use of cannabis so that you feel comfortable, competent and even inspired to consider this treatment for your patients.
This course is dedicated to the memory of Dan Haslam
Lucy Haslam (United in Compassion)