Cannabis, Opioids and Pain




Student Services, Red Room
This lecture introduces fundamental concepts in pharmacology and human physiology underlying medical cannabis related to the treatment of chronic pain. The lecture will focus on cannabis history, the endocannabinoid system, physiological effects, and emerging therapeutic applications. Practical lessons in utilizing medical cannabis as a safe and effective pain treatment will be discussed.

Dr. Stephen Dahmer is Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As Chief Medical Officer of Vireo Health, he oversees the dispensation of cannabis based medications patients, lectures regularly and fosters research related to medical cannabis and its role in promoting health and treating disease. Dr. Dahmer is a board-certified family doctor whose passion for health and healing has taken him around the globe. For over a decade he has practiced clinical medicine while studying the relationships between plants and people. Through his work he has interacted closely with diverse cultures providing patient-centered primary care and documenting their use of medicinal plants.

This lecture is made possible by a generous contribution from Con Edison.