Cannabis is becoming increasingly pervasive in the United States and globally. It is the most illicitly used drug in the world, and as a result of legislative actions across various states in the union, Cannabis use is also increasingly becoming legalized for medicinal and recreational purposes. Increasingly, Cannabis use/abuse is likely to complicate clinical management of patients. As per the recently published National Institute of Sciences report, the scientific data on Cannabis effects on respiratory health is limited. The aim of this worshop is to provde an understanding of the complexities of the integration of Cannabis into human life and how it specifically affects respiratory health.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss how Cannabis exposures occur in the modern United States and the nuances of exposures that impact human respiratory health
- Describe the complexities of Cannabis allergies, including the context of exposures and interpretation of current diagnostic approaches
- Discuss the key findings of the recently published The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) studies on occupational Cannabis exposures