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EP 847 The Latest on Medical Marijuana

Summary: Once considered a taboo gateway drug, marijuana is getting a new reputation as a medical treatment.
Air Date: 7/18/17
Duration: 23:59
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Stephen B. Corn, MD & Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD
Stephen-CornStephen B. Corn, MD is an Award Winning Physician, Researcher, Inventor & Educator.

He is the founder of TheAnswerPage.com, a medical education website that has become an internationally recognized leader in providing unbiased peer-reviewed CME content focused on the endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic use of medical cannabis, pain medicine and opioid prescribing.Dr. Corn is responsible for the creation of well over 100 continuing medical education courses in multiple areas of medicine, including perioperative and hospital medicine, palliative care, opioid prescribing and risk management, medical cannabis and medical statistics. In addition, he has co-created “The New York State Practitioner Education-Medical Use of Marijuana Course,” “The Florida Physicians Low-THC Cannabis Course, ” “The Florida Physicians Cannabis Course,” and a six-module opioid prescribing risk management course. At the recommendation of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the content created by Dr. Corn and TheAnswerPage is featured in Israel’s National Healthcare Provider Cannabis Program.

The “Stephen B. Corn, MD Massachusetts Alternative and Palliative Care Educational Research Fund” was endowed for advancing education and research in cannabis and the clinical use of cannabis. This fund supported the hosting of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in Boston for his presentation on the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid therapeutics.

Dr. Corn was named “Medical Professional of the Year” by the Americans for Safe Access in Washington, DC, for his work in medical cannabis education.

Dr. Corn is also a board certified physician specializing in anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, and has served for over 25 years at Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals in Boston Massachusetts and as a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Corn is an award-winning inventor, holding over 30 United States and international patents focused on patient safety and medical education. Dr. Corn’s expertise in medical devices has resulted in him being named the first and only “Director of Clinical Innovation” at two Harvard Medical School-affiliated institutions.

Dr. Corn is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and was named, “Champion in Health Care” by the Boston Business Journal and has been featured on Sirius XM Radio and CBS News.

Meredith-Fisher-CornMeredith Fisher-Corn, MD, is a board certified physician specializing in anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. She received a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Duke University School of Engineering and a Medical Degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following an anesthesiology residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, she was an attending anesthesiologist at Women and Infants Hospital, Brown University Medical School. Since 2009, Dr. Fisher-Corn has served as Editor-in-Chief of TheAnswerPage.com. In this role, she has overseen the creation of well over 100 continuing medical education courses in multiple areas of medicine, including Perioperative & Hospital Medicine, Palliative Care, Opioid Prescribing & Risk Management, Medical Marijuana and Medical Statistics. In addition, she has co-created “The New York State Practitioner Education- Medical Use of Marijuana Course,” “The Florida Physicians Low-THC Cannabis Course,” The Florida Physicians Cannabis Course,” and a six-module opioid prescribing risk management course. In 2016, Dr. Fisher-Corn was named “Medical Professional of the Year” by the Americans for Safe Access in Washington DC.
EP 847 The Latest on Medical Marijuana
Once considered a taboo gateway drug, marijuana is getting a new reputation as a medical treatment.

But, as more and more states loosen up regulations on the drug, many physicians still aren't sure how to prescribe it... or if it's even legal to do so.

Dr. Roizen chats with Dr. Stephen Corn and Dr. Meredith Fisher-Corn about their efforts to teach medical professionals and patients alike about the latest findings on medical marijuana.

Learn the potential health risks of lighting up, along with how it may help people with chronic pain, Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis and trauma.
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