University of Colorado Boulder
Healthy Aging and the Future of Cannabis Research
University of Colorado Boulder

Healthy Aging and the Future of Cannabis Research

Kent Hutchison

Instructor: Kent Hutchison

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  • Learn how cannabis may influence inflammation and other disorders through its effects on inflammation.

  • Learn how cannabis may influence exercise performance and recovery.

  • Learn how cannabis may influence the aging process.

  • Learn about the future of cannabis research.

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Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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Beginner level

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7 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Medical Cannabis: The Health Effects of THC and CBD Specialization
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we will discuss how our gut microbiome and endocannabinoid system influences inflammatory disease states. We will also discuss how the gut and brain communicate and regulate inflammatory states through what is known as the "gut-brain axis."

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5 videos6 readings1 quiz

In this module, we will discuss the role of endocannabinoids in exercise, and how cannabis may impact exercise. We will also discuss the importance of exercise recovery, and how cannabis may impact recovery.

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5 videos5 readings

In this module, we will discuss the common challenges older adults face while aging such as pain and depression, as well as common treatments used for these conditions tailored to this population. We will also discuss the research on cannabis for these conditions, and discuss the specific risks that this population faces with regards to cannabis use.

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5 videos4 readings1 peer review

In this module, we will do a quick overview of the main takeaways from this series of courses regarding the risks and benefits of cannabis use. We will discuss the controversies around using cannabis as a therapeutic and consider how cannabis could be used as an alternative medicine. We will discuss lingering questions and gaps in the literature and research that need to be filled. Lastly, we will discuss the Citizen's Science Initiative - a crowdsourcing data science project with the purpose of collecting much needed and relevant data on the health effects of cannabis for specific clinical populations.

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4 videos3 readings1 discussion prompt

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4.9 (28 ratings)
Kent Hutchison
University of Colorado Boulder
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