Marinol vs. Marijuana

Marinol vs. Marijuana


Marinol is a prescription medication. Marijuana is a plant that can be recommended to people if state law allows it. This 30 minute presentation will go through the chemical make up of marinol and marijuana. It will also go through some of the latest research on medical applications for marinol and marijuana. We will talk about the side effects of both marijuana and marinol, and review the endocannabinoid system and how marinol and marijuana affect it.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what parts of the endocannabinoid system is affected
  • Recognize which hormones and neurotransmitters are affected by the plant and drug
  • Recognize the side effects of each
  • Identify the effects on certain medical conditions
  • Recognize the difference between drug schedules and what they mean
  • Recognize the difference between synthetic and natural compounds
  • Recognize how the products are excreted

Course Content

  • Marinol vs. Marijuana 30min


Dr. Burns is a naturopathic doctor in practice for 11 years. Dr Burns is owner/physician of Burns Integrative Wellness Center in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from SIUE with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. Dr. Burns attended SCNM after graduation she complete a preceptorship before going on to practice naturopathic medicine. Dr. Burns is a published researcher in alternative medicine, current health contributor to newspaper and magazines, current producer/editor of BIWC Healthy You Magazine, professional speaker, guest appearance on some local morning talk shows, producer/host of her own YouTube channel, she is a former producer host of a health radio show, and mother.

Dr. Burns specializes in adrenal fatigue, gut issues, medical marijuana, and women's health.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    0.25 CEU total (up to 0.25 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    0.5 credit total (up to 0.5 credit Category A, up to 0.5 credit Category A - Prescribing) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    0.5 CEU total (up to 0.5 CEU General, up to 0.5 CEU Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour General, up to 0.5 hour Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    0.25 CPD total (up to 0.25 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    0.5 CME total (up to 0.5 CME General, up to 0.5 CME Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    0.5 continuing competence credit total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    0.5 credit total (up to 0.5 credit Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    0.5 PDA total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    0.5 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    0.5 CEU total (up to 0.5 CEU Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    0.5 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    0.5 CE total (up to 0.5 CE General, up to 0.5 CE Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    0.5 CEU total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour General, up to 0.5 hour Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    0.5 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    0.5 contact hour total (up to 0.5 contact hour General, up to 0.5 contact hour Pharmacotherapeutics) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour General, up to 0.5 hour Naturopathic Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    0.5 credit total (up to 0.5 credit General, up to 0.5 credit Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    0.5 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour Category C, up to 0.5 hour Category F) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    0.5 CE total (up to 0.5 CE General, up to 0.5 CE Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    0.5 hour total (up to 0.5 hour Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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