STEP 482: Medical Marijuana (CE: 1.0)


This article provides an overview of medical marijuana. The benefits of marijuana were first studied in the 1840s. Since then, many studies have been conducted to establish the plant’s therapeutic properties. It is often used today for neuropathic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), AIDS wasting syndrome, and seizure syndromes. Since it was discovered, medical marijuana has gone through major scrutiny. This article provides information on the benefits of medical marijuana.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the history of medical marijuana
  • Define the medical benefits of medical marijuana
  • Identify preparations of medical marijuana and routes of administration


Bindu Pillai, MHI, MEd, RMA (AMT)

Launched: 2021