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NORML To Provide Educational Content To TheAnswerPage.com

  • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director February 22, 2013

    The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is pleased to announce that it is now providing educational content to the editors of The Answer Page, Inc. The Answer Page, Inc. is an online medical educational resource founded in 1998 that provides daily education to healthcare professionals in 120 countries. TheAnswerPage (online at TheAnswerPage.com) uses the Socratic question-and-answer teaching method. The content for the website is primarily written by academic clinicians respected in their fields. All content is peer-reviewed and referenced from current texts and recent literature.

    TheAnswerPage now features educational content in the area of medical marijuana. The editorial team of TheAnswerPage states: “Medical marijuana may be controversial, but it is now an important area of study in healthcare. Doctors and healthcare professionals must understand the medical, legal, social and political issues to best respond to their patients’ questions and attend to their needs.”

    The medical marijuana ‘lecture series’ begins with an introductory primer to the cannabis plant. The following week focuses on five distinct cannabinoids and their therapeutic potential.

    “NORML recognizes that physicians and health care professionals desire balanced information regarding the safety and efficacy of cannabis as a potential therapy,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “NORML is pleased to provide its expertise to TheAnswerPage to assist health care professionals better understand and navigate this important public health issue.”

    Subscribers to TheAnswerPage receive continuing medical education (CME) credit by reading the content and completing an industry-unique Interactive Crossword Puzzle. The clues are structured to reinforce the educational material, and links are provided to the related content. Subscribers have personal educational accounts that organize their earned CME credit and allow clinicians to download, email or print CME certificates for credentialing and licensing.

    TheAnswerPage.com has over 50 interactive crossword puzzles posted, for earning CME credit. New content and crosswords are posted daily.

    TheAnswerPage‘s medical cannabis content is available at the ‘syllabus;’ select the pull down menu option: “Medical Marijuana — Medical, Legal, Social, and political Issues.” Free registration to the site is required.

    9 Responses to “NORML To Provide Educational Content To TheAnswerPage.com”

    1. Anonymous says:

      “NORML is pleased to provide its expertise to TheAnswerPage to assist health care professionals better understand and navigate this important public health issue.”

      This is as wonderful as states legalizing.

    2. Here’s a real ” answer ” page ;

      Mayors of towns and cities across British Columbia– the Canadian province most affected by a drug war that starts in Mexico – voted on Wednesday to legalize marijuana.

      At the Union of British Columbia Municipalities meeting, civic leaders agreed they would petition the federal government to pursue the decriminalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana.

    3. Vicki Powers says:

      How can I help. But I need help. I use it because I’m bipolar THAT’S it.
      My kids can anyone that. I don’t take any medication but high blood pressure meds. Also DDS and take no pain meds. Just my weed. Need it to be heard.

    4. Anonymous says:

      Well, their first marijuana question was, “Regardless of whether a person is inhaling cannabis via a joint, pipe, or water pipe, he is still subjecting his lungs to potentially noxious smoke. Is smoking marijuana associated with decreased pulmonary function or lung cancer?”

      No mention of apparently not widely accepted proposition that you can VAPORIZE WITH A ONE-HITTER (25-mg-single-serving pipe) and escape the “smoke” related problems.

      I didn’t sign in to see the answer of a further q

    5. mexweed says:

      Their first question begins,
      “Regardless of whether a person is inhaling cannabis via a joint, pipe, or water pipe, he is still subjecting his lungs to potentially noxious smoke. Is smoking marijuana associated with decreased pulmonary function or lung cancer?”

      I was sorry not to see any acknowledgement that one can VAPORIZE with a one-hitter (small, 25-mg-single-serving pipe)– once that is generally known, almost all the problems with “smoke” might be moot.

      They had a more promising later question about the difference between a water pipe and a vaporizer (I didn’t sign in to see the answer), hopefully they will promote the switch from “smoke” to “vape” (all species) which is the most important health reform in 160 years.

      [Paul Armentano responds: Their editors have been provided information on vaporization and this issue is discussed in their materials.]

    6. Popeye says:

      Im always so glad to see ‘vanilla’ society accepting our subculture. Im always flustered when I hear cannabis thrown in with things like cocaine, heroin and the like. I dont see any major or minor political/social organizations trying to legalize or promote the wonders of the coca plant or opium poppies, but there are innumerable groups working towards bringing our lady mary to the masses. I must say im proud of the Answer Page.

      Viva

    7. Popeye says:

      Oops i meant to say

      viva la legalización

    8. Joel: the other Joel says:

      I’m glad that cannabis is getting a lot more respect and is favorably being taken seriously in the medical field.

    9. mexwood says:

      Popeye, Don’t be surprised at our herb being thrown in with heroin, crack etc. if that’s what it takes to protect the predatory profit-from-death niggotine $igarette industry from the extermination that awaits it when cannabis legalization brings with it public understanding and acceptance of VAPORIZERS AND ONE-HITTERS.

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