Exploring Cannabidiol and Medical Marijuana Through a Pharmacist Lens
Topic was requested by 2019 program attendees. With increasing interest in integrative and alternative medicine, cannabis products, including medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD), have become widespread across the country. The current opioid epidemic compounds this interest as providers and patients are also seeking additional options for pain management. While the lay press and media promote cannabis and associated products, the evidence is limited and only a few products have been sufficiently tested and received FDA approval. As accessible and trustworthy practitioners, pharmacists need to be well equipped to provide unbiased, accurate information on the benefits and risks of these products and therapies.
The target audience for this course is Pharmacists and Nurses.
- Describe the pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic profiles of the most common cannabinoids.
- Describe state and federal regulation pertinent to medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) products.
- Summarize the efficacy and safety of cannabis products for both FDA-approved indications and additional studied indications.
- Support the role of pharmacists by providing evidence-based recommendations and education related to cannabis products.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-20-058-H04-P and is intended for pharmacists.
- 1.20 ABNAuburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
- 1.00 ABSWE
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 1.00 Attendance