Medicinal cannabis has been in use for centuries. Ancient civilizations used this plant to treat various ailments and promote overall health. With the legalization of cannabis in many states and countries, the medical industry has started to embrace its therapeutic properties. Traditional medicine has evolved, incorporating this ancient medicine into modern medical practices. It is essential to consider doing this compliantly to maintain legitimacy and safety. In this blog, we explore how modern-day science and modern treatments have allowed for the safe use of cannabis in medicine as a result of maintaining a compliance-focused mindset.
The cannabis plant produces phyto-cannabinoids and terpenes that interact with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system regulates several important functions within the body, with a goal to create homeostasis among operating systems. The cannabinoids found in cannabis can interact with ECS receptors, allowing for a range of health benefits. Scientists, medical professionals, and cannabis industry experts continue to drive the exploration of medicinal cannabis to ensure that this ancient medicine is safe, effective, and compliant with modern medical standards.
Compliance is key when legalizing the use of cannabis as medicine. For example, in most states where medicinal cannabis has been legalized, patients need to obtain a medical cannabis card upon physician’s recommendation and follow a specific dosing regimen. Cannabis industry professionals have learned to direct consumers with medical-related questions back to their healthcare providers for advice. Maureen McNamara, founder of Cannabis Trainers, recognizes additional challenges to cannabis industry professionals due to the extra scrutiny placed on them. Both of these examples show the importance of compliance in the medical cannabis industry as this ancient medicine integrates back into our modern medical practices. Approaching this integration through a compliance lens ensures a system of safe delivery of cannabis designed to protect consumers and sellers, while legitimizing the plant for consumption.
The safety, efficacy, and compliance of medicinal cannabis depend on proper cultivation, production, and dosing. Training on a consistent basis, especially on compliance, can protect the organizations that provide cannabis to the marketplace and the patients that consume the plant. The other benefit to continuous training includes learning about those new discoveries made about cannabis and its effects on the human body. Knowledge improves the customer service experience by cultivating subject-matter experts who help dispense the plant.
Consider partnering with Cannabis Trainers to provide ongoing compliance training and education to your workforce on the proper and legal methods for selling cannabis for medicinal purposes. By investing in excellent compliance training that is created by adult learning experts, regularly updated for current laws, and state-specific, you protect your license, the consumers, and the plant. We look forward to working with you.