Everything You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (1:00PM - 2:30PM EDT)

*Pre-registration is required to participate.

Activity Preview

Patients’ questions about medical cannabis will only grow more common. Be prepared to give the right answers—thanks to this evidence-based discussion of benefits, risks, laws, and more. This session is part of the Trending Topics in Ambulatory Care series and  provides a robust preparatory curriculum for the high-level pharmacy professional planning to take the BCACP examination or for those seeking BCACP recertification credit.

This session is eligible for general ACPE credit only.  BCACP recertification credit is earned after taking and passing the recertification assessment in the home study. If you are looking to earn BCACP recertification credit, the recertification package will be available late May. For more information, please visit APhA's Ambulatory Care Recertification Products

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current regulatory status of cannabis.
  2. Explain the clinical pharmacology of cannabis and its active components.
  3. Interpret clinical studies of various conditions, including opioid use disorder, to determine the effectiveness and adverse effects of medical cannabis.
  4. Discuss health-system policies and procedures for cannabis use.
  5. Recommend actions pharmacists should take  to improve patient safety issues, discuss dosing strategies, manage potential drug interactions, and provide effective counseling for patients who use cannabis.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following webinar is approved for 1.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.15 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-026-L01-P/T

To obtain credit for completing Everything You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis, participants will need to complete the 2-step registration process, attend the live webinar, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. An attendance code and detailed instructions on how to claim credit will be provided during the webinar. 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: June 10, 2020

Expiration date to claim credit for LIVE webinar: August 9, 2020 (11:59PM EDT) 


Everything You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis is a live continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Kathleen Collins, PharmD, BCPS; Laura Borgelt, PharmD, MBA, FCCP 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. 


There is no fee associated with this activity. This learning product is a component of the APhA2020 Virtual Education package. This activity is part of the Trending Topics in the Ambulatory Care series.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Medical Cannabis

Date 6/10/2020 1:00:00 PM
Address 2215 Constitution Ave, NW
City Washington State District of Columbia Zip Code 20037