Medicinal cannabis: pharmacology, benefits, risks, and legality (RP October 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2 

Provider: Retail Pharmacy
Author: Hau Huynh

CPD Credits: 2


Gives an overview of the pharmacology, and adverse effects etc of medicinal cannabis, and also discusses the legislation surrounding the prescribing and dispensing of medicinal cannabis.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Describe the pharmacology of medicinal cannabis use.
  2. Discuss the evidence on the benefits and risks of medicinal cannabis use.
  3. Describe the legality involving medicinal cannabis.
  4. Discuss medicinal cannabis options.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1

Accreditation number: A1910RP2     Accreditation expires: 01/10/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.