Cannabis, Pain & the Opioid Crisis

Cannabis, Pain & the Opioid Crisis

Self-Paced Course


This free, self-paced course has been designed to provide you with trusted curated information as a platform to do further research on the relationship between cannabis and prescription pain killers. Students have 180 days to complete this course.


This self-paced course will discuss key concepts surrounding the safety and efficacy of cannabis for pain mitigation, and explore the emerging data demonstrating that cannabinoids may potentially act as either an effective adjunctive treatment or as a substitute for opioid-based medications. It will then provide an overview of the clinical data assessing the substance’s analgesic properties, and also examine prescription drug use trends among chronic pain patients treated with medical cannabis. More limited data assessing the potential role cannabinoids may play in reducing certain drug cravings will be considered, and their possible role in treatment outcomes among those with an opioid dependency will also be discussed.

About Our Self-Paced Electives

Along with many major institutions, we have refocused our educational services to online and remote learning environments so you don’t need to come to Oaksterdam, OU will come to YOU! This is an excellent way for you to build competency, qualifications, and confidence in your skillset immediately.

The live-classroom is an orchestrated blend of technology designed to provide the best student experience. Students will have access to the online course materials through a sophisticated Learning Management System with Mastery Exercises, Quizzes, and Exams to ensure comprehension.

The live-classroom environment expands upon the asynchronous online programs by also delivering live interactive lectures, demonstrations, and workshops led by our faculty of professional lawyers, cannabis growers, and business owners. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions, break out into working groups, interact with one another, and our Horticulture students can also show the instructors their own garden and plants to receive feedback on their progress!

Our live-environment provides the most comprehensive online cannabis learning experience available anywhere in the world.

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