Keep Up! is an on-demand and interactive professional development program created with the busy pharmacist in mind. Keep Up! is ACPE accredited and designed to be completed in 30 minutes, with two to three short mini-lessons on timely topics relevant to pharmacists in all practice settings. The series will consist of six total modules, with a new topic launching every other month.
The medical and recreational use of cannabis - including marijuana and CBD products - has exploded in recent years. Most states have legalized cannabis use for medical purposes but it remains a Schedule 1 substance under federal law. Pharmacists are on the frontlines and should be prepared to answer patients' questions about marijuana use. During this brief (30 minute) program, participants will learn about:
- Current legal and regulatory status of cannabis
- Differences in the pharmacokinetic profiles of various marijuana delivery methods
- Potential adverse consequences and drug-drug interactions associated with marijuana use
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the current regulatory status of cannabis and the prevalence of its use in the United States.
- Evaluate various formulations of cannabis and their short- and long-term consequences when used recreationally.
- Identify actions that should be performed by pharmacists to improve patient safety issues and provide effective counseling for patients using cannabis.
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following online activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of CPE credit (0.5 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-127-H03-P.
To obtain credit for completing Keep Up! Cannabis, complete the learning activity, evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.
Initial release date: February 12, 2020
Expiration date: February 12, 2023
Keep Up! Cannabis is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the University of Mississippi in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association. The executive producer for this online activity is Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP.
Laura Borgelt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Professor, Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine, Associate Dean for Administration and Operations, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anshultz Medical Campus
Laura Borgelt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, and Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.
Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association.
Special Member Pricing: Get all six modules for only $35.00, or $12.00 à la carte
Non-Member Pricing: Six Module Bundle $45.00, or $15.00 à la carte
Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements.