Neurological Uses for Marijuana & Cannabinoids: Truth or Fiction? Snake Oil or Medicine?

Ames, IA US
February 4, 2015

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Professional Practice Gap

The history of how cannabis became a medicinal agent, why it is a Schedule I drug by the FDA, and why change it to a Schedule II drug.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss current approved vs not approved indications.
  2. Understand the mechanism of action-which agents are medicinal and which are psychotropic.
  3. Understand Iowa law.


David Moore, MD
Neurology, McFarland Clinic




  • Dr. Moore discloses he is a clinical investigator (Epilepsy) for GW Pharmaceuticals.

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/04/2015 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/04/2015 - 1:00pm CST
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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