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MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND PAIN MANAGEMENT: THE PHYSICIANS CATCH 22 | 51915
ISSN: 2380-5439

Journal of Health Education Research & Development
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World Congress on Health and Medical Sociology

James McKivigan, Michael Laymon
Touro University, USA
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Health Edu Res Dev
DOI: 10.4172/2380-5439.C1.002
Abstract
Medical marijuana has a long societal history and changes in public perception for medicinal and recreational use. This presentation will explore the changing public and legislative history of marijuana in the United States and the sociological perceptions occuring in healthcare and public use of marijuana’s role in pain management. The aim of this presentation is to summarize the main sociological challenges healthcare practicioners face in both prescribing and use of marijuana. While many states may allow marijuana to be used, it is still a federal offense. How does this contradiction in regulation affect healthcare providers who use medical marijuana or want to incorporate it into their healthcare practice?
Biography

McKivigan has graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and he obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. He began working at Touro University Nevada in 2009 where he has continued his research. Presently he has been working on a Ph.D. in Education at Northcentral University.

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