In this course you will learn about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s), the common causes of TBI’s and traditional treatments. You will also learn from peer reviewed research studies, that illustrate how medical marijuana can be useful in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
Learn About Cannabis Treatments For Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue, as well as environmental damage, such as chemicals and disease.
Did you know that men were nearly three times as likely to die from TBI’s as women? Do you know the leading causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries? Do you know why medical marijuana helps alleviate the swelling associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries? (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
In this online education course, we start with a video from world renowned and respected researcher, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, who discovered THC in 1964. In an interview with Medical Marijuana 411, he discusses his findings concerning the CB1 and CB2 receptors and how they interact with our own physical chemistry. He discusses why those receptors are critical in healing and how each of the receptors perform in regard to healing. He talks about how cannabis works within your body and brain to provide relief from TBI symptoms.
In addition to the video of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, white paper research is presented, which articulates what are the causes and treatment for TBI’s.
The Endocannabinoid System is outlined in both video and research documents. You will learn how our biological system interacts with the THC and CBD found in cannabis. You will learn what Anandamide and 2-AG are and how they work with our Endocannabinoid System. Additional research, definitions and statistics related to Traumatic Brain Injuries will also be presented.
You will learn about the traditional treatments for Traumatic Brain Injuries and through peer reviewed research studies that illustrate how medical marijuana can be useful in the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries. Other subjects include: scientific research about the cannabis plant, and an overview of The Entourage Effect. Recent news about the NFL, and the increase of Traumatic Brain Injuries of NFL players are also featured as part of the course.
Downloadable content, infographics on the Endocannabinoid System and two different scans of brain trauma are also included in the course.
About Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
Dr. Mechoulam has been researching Medicinal Marijuana as a professor at the Hebrew University Medical and Pharmaceutical Schools since 1972. His accomplishments and academic record have laid the foundation for the future of cannabis research.
• Discoverer of THC, the psychoactive component of Medical Marijuana.
• Published more than 350 scientific articles
• Determined the structure chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, found primarily in the resin glands in the bud of the female.
• His research group determined the structure of CBD (cannabidiol), in 1963.
• First synthesis the major plant cannabinoids THVΔ9 tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabigerol and other cannabinoids.
• Isolation of the first described endocannabinoid, Anandamide
• 2-AG was discovered by one of his PhD students.
Traumatic Brain Injury Introduction
Bio: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
Video: Dr Raphael Mechoulam
Dr. Mechoulam’s Cannabis Research
Anandamide and 2-AG
INFOGRAPHIC – The Endocannabinoid System
Traditional Treatment of TBI
Medical Studies on Marijuana and TBI
TBI – Study
Traumatic Brain Injury and the NFL
New York Post Article – 9.18.16 – ‘I Played Stoned in the NFL”
INFOGRAPHIC – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
INFOGRAPHIC – Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)
Test Your Knowledge
A historical overview of chemical research on cannabinoids – white paper
With lots of discussion happening in professional sports, Medical Marijuana 411 has a module within the course about NFL players and marijuana use. Many mainstream athletes are using cannabis as an alternative to traditional opiate pain medications. In fact, Olympic athletes have been able to use marijuana since 2013, but they are not allowed use on competition days.
Several studies have demonstrated neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids. The objective of the studies was to establish a relationship between the presence of a positive toxicology screen for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and mortality after TBI. The study findings and support documents are all included with this course.
Anyone who is interested in how cannabis can positively affect the brain, treat brain trauma and the science behind medical marijuana will enjoy this course.
Your Course Includes:
- Instant access to your online class and materials
- Video featuring Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discussing CB1 and CB2 receptors with Medical Marijuana 411
- An understanding of how medical marijuana can have a positive impact on TBI’s
- Additional information on athletes and Brain Trauma
- Print and downloadable Infographics for social media sharing
- Research material included
- Lifetime, unlimited access to enjoy this online module(s)
- 24/7 access to course modules. Access again, anytime for personal review and as a re-fresher of information.
- No Time Limits
- Start Anytime
- Work on your own time and own pace
- Affordably priced