The use of medical cannabis is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, and clinical research is essential to understand the benefits and risks associated with its use for medicinal purposes. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles and methods used in clinical research for medical cannabis.
Students will learn about the pharmacology and toxicology of different cannabis substances, human endocannabinoid system, the current body of evidence of medical cannabis benefits, as well as the main challenges of medical cannabis research.
The course will cover the design and conduct of clinical trials for medical cannabis, and will highlight the current challenges associated with conducting clinical trials for medical cannabis, including regulatory barriers and the difficulties of obtaining study drugs.
By the end of the course, participants will have a solid understanding of the key elements required for the design and conduct of clinical research for medical cannabis. They will also have the practical skills necessary to develop clinical trial protocols effectively, ensuring that their research is ethically and legally sound.