As legal recreational weed gains traction, doctors stay informed through new cannabis curriculum

Now that the recreational marijuana law has finally been signed by Gov. Charlie Baker and the state is shaping its Cannabis Advisory Board, the dream of legal weed is here to stay in Massachusetts.

Though medical marijuana has been legal here since 2012, the addition of legal recreational marijuana still affects the medical world, experts say.

That’s why the Massachusetts Medical Society has officially launched a Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum series to help doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers get educated about the intricacies of weed.

The recently-launched curriculum provides information on the endocannabinoid system (the group of cannabinoid receptors in the brain) as well as dosing and administration information and how cannabis interacts with and affects other medications and drugs.

“With legalization of both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana growing in states across the U.S., it

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