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Medical cannabis: How it works and how to prescribe it

Dr Joe Kosterich talks about medical cannabis: myths and misconceptions, how it's used as medicine, and how doctors in Australia can start prescribing it.

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In this episode of the HealthCert GP Insights podcast, Paul Elmslie (HealthCert Education) talks about medical cannabis with Dr Joe Kosterich – exploring common myths and misconceptions, how cannabis can be used as medicine, and how doctors in Australia can get started prescribing medical cannabis to their patients.

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Paul Elmslie is the CEO and Founder of HealthCert Education. He is chatting with Dr Joe Kosterich – a GP, speaker, author, media presenter and health industry consultant who has a special interest in medical cannabis and is the Medical Advisor for Little Green Pharma.

In the podcast, Paul and Joe explore:

  • Myths and misconceptions surrounding medical cannabis.
  • Conditions and symptoms medical cannabis can help manage.
  • Potential risks and side effects associated with medical cannabis use.
  • The difference between THC and CBD.
  • How to determine appropriate dosages of medical cannabis for a patient.
  • Safe methods of consumption.
  • What doctors need to do if they want to start prescribing medical cannabis to their patients in Australia.
  • Tips and advice for practitioners who are new to this field.

Hear all this and much more in the full podcast above!

For further information on this topic, you may be interested to learn more about HealthCert's online Professional Diploma program in Medicinal Cannabis.


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