Cannabis for Pediatric Care: Fighting Stigma With Science
Despite this overwhelming support, opinions are often much more varied when it comes to medicinal cannabis use and children. This talk will examine the increased stigma surrounding pediatric cannabis, highlighting some patient stories as well as introducing medical practitioners working to reverse the stigma. I will also present a few pediatric cannabis applications as well as ongoing pediatric cannabis clinical studies at various institutions. Next cannabis research labs and QC testing labs will be compared and contrasted. Lastly, some opportunities to improve standardization in areas such as analytical Instrumentation, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), batch sizes for testing, Quality Management Systems (QMS), proficiency testing & accreditation, acceptable levels of contaminants, definition of therapeutic levels and several other topics will be highlighted. The stigma associated with pediatric cannabis is being suppressed by a powerful combination of good science, amazing trailblazers that are fighting for medical cannabis acceptance as well as information sharing. Join us for a closer look at the controversial subject of pediatric cannabis and the science that surrounds it.