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Activity Dates: 04/19/2021 - 04/19/2024

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Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

States are continuing to approve cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes. Given the significant changes in policy surrounding medical cannabis, it is important for psychiatric pharmacists to be able to navigate the legality issues associated with use, production, and sale of cannabis-based products. Additionally, the amount of evidence for or against the use of medical cannabis continues to evolve on a regular basis as further literature is published. While regulations continue to be shaped and use of medical cannabis increases nationwide, psychiatric pharmacists are in a unique position to educate patients and providers about pharmacology and differences between available products as well as potential risks and benefits associated with use.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the components of cannabis plant and their effects on the human body.
  2. List the symptoms most commonly treated with medical cannabis and summarize the evidence for each condition.
  3. Describe important medical cannabis counseling points, including administration, drug-drug interactions, and potential short- and long-term adverse effects.
  4. Summarize federal and state cannabis regulations and the ramifications for medical use.
  5. Describe the pharmacist’s role in medical cannabis therapy.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/19/2021 - 04/19/2024
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-21-023-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.