Cannabis Grand Rounds

Cannabis Grand Rounds

Cannabis Grand Rounds is produced by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals to provide accurate and unbiased education on all things cannabis. The show's producers,Drs Matthews, Vinocur and Altman, are all physicians who hold Masters Degrees in medical cannabis from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The Podcast accepts no external funding or advertising.

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June 27, 2022
Dr. Dustin Sulak began incorporating cannabis as a medicine for his patients in 2009.When Dr. Dustin Sulak began incorporating cannabis as a medicine for his patients in 2009, he quickly identified two key challenges preventing people from getting the best possible results.

The first was the lack of quality education (for consumers) and training (for healthcare providers) on how to use cannabis, since dosing it is unlike any therape...
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Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine.


Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine, and medical cannabis.

Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use, while continuing to explore the therapeutic potential o...
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It is no question that we need new ways and medications to manage pain outside of opiates.It is no question that we need new ways and medications to manage pain outside of opiates. Could cannabis be the solution?

Dr. Andrew Coop is joining us again this episode to talk about THC isomeres. Dr. Coop received his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol in the area of chemistry of drugs of abuse, followed by a Fogerty post-doctoral fellows...
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Our ongoing series on psychiatry is moving to insomnia today.Our ongoing series on psychiatry is moving to insomnia today. A bad night's sleep, especially on a consistent basis, can affect nearly every moment of waking life.

Dr. Leigh Vinocur MD, MS sees a lot of patients that complain of insomnia (it's been a rough 2 years). So this episode will focus on the clinical evidence and data around the use of cannabis for insomnia...
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Many casual users say they use cannabis to relax, calm down, and ease depressive symptoms.Many casual users say they use cannabis to relax, calm down, and ease depressive symptoms. So what is the science behind that logic? And what are the benefits in a clinical setting?

Continuing our conversation on psychiatry and cannabis, we are joined once again by Dr. Tiffany Buckley, to focus on the role of the endocannabinoid system in the p...
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You may have seen in some shops recently that Delta-8 THC is being sold as a legal substance, right next to the CBD.You may have seen in some shops recently that Delta-8 THC is being sold as a legal substance, right next to the CBD. But there is the question as to whether or not it really is legal.

Dr. Andrew Coop is joining us again this episode to talk about THC isomeres. Dr. Coop received his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol ...
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You've probably heard about the dangers of K2, Spice, and other strains of synthetic cannabis.You've probably heard about the dangers of K2, Spice, and other strains of synthetic cannabis. As well as the horror stories of zombie-like states and fatalities.

But you might be surprised to hear about its noble beginnings. That's according to Dr. Andrew Coop.

Dr. Coop received his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol in the ...
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Cannabis and psychosis is a controversial topic.Cannabis and psychosis is a controversial topic, with one side questioning if cannabis has a role in causing psychosis, and the other side weighing its therapeutic benefits.

Dr. Tiffany Buckley, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Pharmacist working with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Masters in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics (MCST) Program.

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Mental health disorders are super common and cause a significant burden.Mental health disorders are super common and cause a significant burden. But our guest Dr. Tiiffany Buckley says it is exciting to have another modality like cannabis that could play a role in psychiatric illness.

She joins Dr. Hal Altman MD, MS to talk about psychiatry and cannabis, and why is the endo system an attractive target for thinking about psych disor...
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The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is in its third class now.The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is in its third class now. The Program provides students with the knowledge they need to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to exi...
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We've been covering some of the negative effects of cannabis because we believe all patients should understand the risk-benefit ratio like with any medication.We've been covering some of the negative effects of cannabis because we believe all patients should understand the risk-benefit ratio like with any medication.

Cannabis Use Disorder is rare, but a risk for about 9% of chronic users. Listen as we get into cannabis addic...
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Like any medication, different doses and treatments affect each population in a variety of ways.Like any medication, different doses and treatments affect each population in a variety of ways. So we're focusing on different populations and cannabis use. 

We'll talk about kids: how children react to an accidental cannabis overdose, and how these cases are handled in emergency rooms.

And we'll also look at the elderly: pain...
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There are plenty of benefits to using cannabis in a medical setting. But like most things, there is also a negative side.There are plenty of benefits to using cannabis in a medical setting. But like most things, there is also a negative side.

This episode will dive into the general "toxicity" of cannabis and what animal studies can tell us, the potential for overdose, and paranoia.
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We're wrapping up our series on pharmacology with a look at edibles.We're wrapping up our series on pharmacology with a look at edibles. 

In this episode, we'll review pharmacokinetics, the different ways cannabis works in our bodies depending on the intake form, and why you feel like you need that second gummy (when you really don't).
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Today we are continuing our pharmacology of cannabis series.Today we are continuing our pharmacology of cannabis series.

There are some wild claims about CBD when it comes to cancer. So we're going to clear up some of that for you. 

We'll also touch on GRP 55 receptors, CBD for seizures in children, and the problem with many CBD products on the market now.
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Part 2 of our multi-part series focusing on the pharmacology of cannabis is on intoxication.Part 2 of our multi-part series focusing on the pharmacology of cannabis is on intoxication.

What causes euphoria, appetite stimulation, short-term memory issues, and intoxication when it comes to THC? 

These questions and more are answered today.
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We're kicking off a new multi-part series focusing on the pharmacology of cannabis.We're kicking off a new multi-part series focusing on the pharmacology of cannabis.

Maybe it's been a while since you were in med school, or you've never been! 

So in this first episode, we'll focus on the basics of pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics(PD), the downstream effects of stimulation, and how that affects the overall f...
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The endocannaba-what?!The endocannaba-what?! Many of us have heard of the numerous systems in our bodies that help us live our day-to-day lives.

But fewer have heard of the more recently discovered endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is critical for almost every aspect of our moment-to-moment functioning.

This episode will cover what the endocannabinoid system is, how it helps us, and where it fits in the world of cannabis.
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Today is the last of our 3 part series on the history of cannabis.Today is the last of our 3 part series on the history of cannabis.

In the 1970s, cannabis went through a monumental transition from being an accepted and almost valued agent to being vilified and mostly illegal the way it is today. So we will get into how that transition occurred, and changed the cultural view of cannabis as medicine. 

We hit on a lot of topics this e...
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In this second part of our history series, we'd like to take a step back and review some of the evolutionary aspects of cannabis beginning with the early taxation.In this second part of our history series, we'd like to take a step back and review some of the evolutionary aspects of cannabis beginning with the early taxation.

We'll talk about William Randolph Hearst and the Marijuana Tax Act, the influence of Harry Anslin...
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