Pharmacists Guide to Medicinal Cannabis

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  • Earn 2 RACGP CPD Points
  • 1 hour 45 min of video on demand
  • 46 lessons
  • 12 months access
  • Statement of attendance

Learning outcomes

Develop an understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis

Evaluate the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice

Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

Demonstrate an understanding of the treatment considerations, dosing and titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment

Explore the treatment landscape in Australia including legislation, prescribing, and access via the Special Access Scheme and Authorised Prescriber Scheme

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to medicinal cannabis for Pharmacists and aims to provide a basic understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis and its potential application in chronic pain management, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, CINV, and epilepsy. This course aims to provide Pharmacists with a basic understanding of the endocannabinoid system, pharmacology, clinical applications, acute toxicity, patient considerations, pharmacokinetics, dosing, and titration.


Dr. Teresa Towpik

Medihuanna Founder

Course Contributor

Youmeds is a Specialist Pharmacy based in Sydney which focuses on the provision of medications tailored to an individual’s needs. This includes dispensing medicinal cannabis and compounding medications for individual patients, as well as helping patients to access medications via Patient Access and Support Programs. For more information please visit Youmeds

This course is designed for:

General Practitioners

Health professionals

Allied health practitioners


Nurse Practitioners


Earn 2 APC CPD accredited points

This online course has been accredited (#G2019006) by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and members are eligible to claim 1 (Group 1) CPD points, or 2 (Group 2) CPD points following the successful completion of an assessment. It is a requirement of the APC that members who wish to claim these points provide their APC number when applying for this course. Other health professionals may also apply for self-directed CPD points for their particular profession.

Course curriculum

1 Meet the Instructor ( 1 min)
2 Learning Outcomes & Course Details
3 Section 1: The Endocannabinoid System ( 14 min)
4 Section 2: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids ( 18 min)
5 Section 3: Clinical Applications ( 17 min)
6 Section 4: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis ( 9 min)
7 Section 5: Treatment Considerations ( 18 min)
8 Section 6: Dosing & Titration ( 7 min)
9 Section 7: Patient Access ( 21 min)
10 Final Quiz

Course details

Earn 2 RACGP CPD Points

1 hour 45 min of video on demand

46 lessons

12 months access

Certificate of completion