Cutting Through the Clutter of Cannabidiol Oil

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When patients today are looking for a pain reliever, the topic of cannabidiol (CBD) oil invariably arises. Will it work for pain? Will it help insomnia? Can it ease anxiety? Is it safe to use? Although the data on CBD oil are limited to its use as an FDA-approved Schedule V drug product to treat children with certain forms of refractory epilepsy, you need to be prepared to answer questions from your patients. Come to this session to learn how and get insights into the spectrum of CBD oil products. 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain the chemistry of CBD and CBD extract (“oil”) derived from the cannabis plant.
  2. Discuss how CBD oil is regulated by FDA and DEA. 
  3. Explain CBD oil’s mechanism of action for seizure and other disorders. 
  4. Develop a plan to educate patients about CBD oil. 

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacist 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 archived webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-022-H01-P/T.

To obtain credit for completing Cutting Through the Clutter of Cannabidiol Oil,  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.    

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: March 23, 2020
Expiration date: March 22, 2023 - No credit granted after this date


Cutting Through the Clutter of Cannabidiol Oil is an activity for pharmacists and pharmacist technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD 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

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. 


This learning product is a component of the APhA2020 Virtual Education package.

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.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-022-H01-P 0.1 CEUs March 21, 2020 - March 21, 2023
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-022-H01-T 0.1 CEUs March 21, 2020 - March 21, 2023