Michelle Newhart, PhD and William Dolphin discuss their new book, The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience. Learn what their research on mid-life patients in Colorado reveals about what it means to participate in a state medical cannabis program. Hear how patient experiences with medical cannabis fit with that of other medicines -- and don’t -- and hear how that's changing as medicalization marches forward alongside competing "recreational" definitions that complicate the issue.

The webinar covers:

  • Challenges in sorting accurate information about cannabis
  • Trends in doctor-patient interactions around cannabis
  • Patterns for managing medical cannabis use, and defining what is "medical"
  • Differences between medical and non-medical patterns of use
  • Risks to patients and how they combat stigma
  • Cannabis in the context of medicine, health, and Big Pharma