Cannabis and Immunity: Recent HIGH-lights

Presenter: Heather Zwickey, PhD

Original Date: September 22, 2018

The research on cannabis effects on the immune system has been slow coming. However, considering that cannabis receptor 2 is primarily on lymphocytes, there is reason to believe that endocannabinoids and cannabis have profound immune effects. Initially, the only studies of cannabis and immunity were only in people with HIV. Recently, studies of health individuals have been completed.

This presentation examines the effects of endocannabinoids on immune cells and cytokines. Dr. Zwickey then addresses how cannabis effects the same cells. Finally, she looks at how cannabis can be used in immune dysfunction, such as that found in pain, autoimmunity, and infectious disease.

1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

Price: $55.00