Part 1: Endocannabinoid System (ECS): Basics and Clinical Applications (Part 1 of 2)

Presenter Name: Dr. David Bearman

Credit Available: CE/CME Credits(s): Provides 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Presented Date: 10/25/2021 | 11/15/2022 (for Ryan’s Law Masters Courses) 

Review Date: 10/25/2021 | 11/15/2022

Expiration Date: 10/25/2023 | 11/15/2022

Overview:  Part 1 Course curriculum consists of a pre-recorded virtual learning course online that guides providers on evidence-based and peer reviewed education from a pioneer cannabinologists who provides an introduction and overview of the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), what makes up the ECS with review of plant constituents, definitions between cannabis, hemp, marijuana and new nomenclature. Course historian dives deep exploring the ancient history and uses of cannabis and its evolution, early 1800’s pharmaceutical preparations and pharmaceutical companies marketing cannabis, how prohibition of the plant affected the culture of cannabis and its use in the early 1900’s, removal of cannabis from pharmacopeia to the introduction to modern medicinal cannabis, discovery of THC, review of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, Federal Compassionate Access Investigational New Drug Program (IND) of 1978 to the modern day. Further review of the ECS, composition of the ECS, mechanisms of Retrograde Inhibition, health benefits of cannabis, disease prevention, nutraceutical benefits, therapeutic applications with review of the Entourage Effect. Course includes bonus questions at the end of lecture. This two-part course is a must for those seeking expert knowledge from a world renowned cannabinologist and historian who pioneered the way in cannabis medicine. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learners will be able to identify and recognize the mechanics of the cannabis plant
  • Understand and identify the basic mechanisms of action 
  • Discover, define and value what the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is 
  • Ability to understand, recognize and identify the impacts of cannabis history
  • Provide examples of how prohibition of the plant affected the culture of cannabis in America 
  • Validate, examine and support the slowly diverging entrance of cannabis into re-acceptance into mainstream medicine and the healthcare system(s). 
  • Define, identify and discuss the health benefits of cannabis with patients
  • Ability to apply learnings to assist in disease prevention by applying therapeutic applications into practice by educating patients properly on their options
  • Understand that utilizing all cannabinoid constituents in cannabis medicine greatly benefits medical outcomes and understands the impacts of the entourage effect
  • Ability to apply and propose these learnings directly into practice 


Key Words: ECS, neurotransmitters, receptors, enzymes, cannabinoids, terpenes, mechanisms of action, homeostasis, benefits of cannabis, dosing, side effects, safety considerations, history of cannabis, prohibition, cannabis culture, nutraceutical benefits, synthetic cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, current cannabis research.