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Pharmacology Concepts of Cannabis Therapeutics

  • 27 Aug 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online Webinar

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Pharmacology Concepts of Cannabis Therapeutics

1 Contact Hour

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time


LIVE Session Attendance

ACNA Member: Free

Non-ACNA Member: $35.00

RECORDED Session Viewing

ACNA Member: Free

Non-ACNA Member: $35.00

Course Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Describe the pharmacology of phytocannabinoids.

  2. Compare physiological effects of phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals.

  3. Explain the Entourage Effect.


Dr. Denise Foster, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, has authored and administered an extensive number of educational experiences in a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.  She has taught in all settings of the nursing curriculum, including classroom, hybrid, clinical, laboratory, and online. Her research interests include cannabis nursing concerns and the use of stress-reduction strategies in holistic practice. Dr. Foster has practiced as a clinician in medical-surgical care, critical care, cardiac care, and home health care settings. She has founded a cannabis nurse research and consultation practice in Virginia, where she works with and educates patients, families, health care practitioners, and communities about medicinal cannabis. She is currently writing the chapter, The Human Endocannabinoid System Physiology, for Wolters Kluwer Health publishers, which will be included in the first cannabis handbook for nurses, scheduled to be published in Spring 2020. She also developed and is teaching the nation’s first accredited academic course in a cannabis certificate program for RN to BSN students entitled, Endocannabinoid System and Pharmacology, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Foster currently serves as a Board of Director member and Secretary for the American Cannabis Nurses Association, where she chairs the Research and Education Committee and the Social Media and Communications Committee. 

Nancy Nurge NP-BC, RN is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who received her NP degree through the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs. Ms. Nurge owns her own practice, certifying Connecticut residents for Medical Cannabis. She previously worked as a HouseCalls Nurse Practitioner following patients in their homes dealing with chronic illnesses. Through her frustration with the lack of effective pharmaceuticals in treating many of her elderly patients, Ms. Nurge became inspired and passionate with cannabis therapeutics. The largest growing segment in the cannabis market are seniors. She is using her knowledge to benefit elderly patients suffering from pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and many other debilitating diseases.  Ms. Nurge worked with Connecticut Visiting Nurses as a Hospice Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Nurge’s mission is to educate one patient at a time, and to that end has presented community outreach educational programs across Connecticut entitled, “Let’s Start a Conversation about Medical Marijuana”. She has been featured in newspapers and most recently, on Nutmeg TV “What’s Your Story,” airing on Connecticut public access television. She has been a member of the ACNA since 2018, where she is a member of ACNA’s Research and Education Committee to help improve nurses’ knowledge of cannabis therapeutics and the endocannabinoid system.

The American Cannabis Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17085 for 1 contact hour.

ACNA Webinar Cancellation Policy


Registered attendees are required to notify ACNA at the earliest possible opportunity if they are unable to attend a course. ACNA can issue refunds for only those cancellations received at least 3 business days prior to an event date.

Attendees can transfer a registration fee to a substitute attendee.  It is the responsibility of the attendee to locate a substitute.  ACNA can refund payment to an attendee only after a substitute successfully registers and submits payment prior to the start of the class.  ACNA will provide substitution options only if there is an existing waitlist and if a substitute can successfully register and submit payment prior to the start of the class.

If, for any reason, ACNA must cancel an event, all attendees will be issued notice in writing and will receive a full refund within 10 business days of the course date.

ACNA cannot accept substitutions or cancellation, and cannot issue refunds, if:

  • An attendee misses a session. For a completion certificate, attendees must attend the full educational session.
  • A registered attendee who cannot attend fails to contact ACNA at least 10 business days before the event date.
  • An attendee fails to receive webinar instructions due to e-mail bounce or firewall protection.
  • There is a system incompatibility issues at the attendee side.
  • There event must be rescheduled by the speaker.  ACNA will make every effort to accommodate attendees in the event of an unplanned reschedule.
  • An attendee cannot attend an entire session due to any technical issues at attendee site.
  • An attendee is, for any reason, unsatisfied with the presentation or content of the educational session.


This educational session is offered via Webinar using the Zoom conferencing platform.

Zoom Computer System Requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with SP1 or later
  • Windows XP with SP3 or later
  • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
  • Mint 17.1 or higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
  • CentOS 6.4 or higher
  • Fedora 21 or higher
  • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
  • ArchLinux (64-bit only)

Supported Tablet and Mobile Devices:

Supported Browsers:

  • Windows: IE7+,  Firefox,  Chrome,  Safari5+
  • Mac: Safari5+,  Firefox,  Chrome
  • Linux: Firefox, Chrome

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