Cannabis Science and Pharmacology

Learn about the cannabis plant, the Endocannabinoid System, and the effects of THC, CBD, and other compounds. Ideal for healthcare professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts exploring cannabis pharmacology.

About the course

Explore the fascinating world of cannabis science and its pharmacological impacts in this comprehensive online course. Delve into the cannabis plant, its properties, and its rich history. Gain a deep understanding of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and its discovery, the intricacies of cannabinoid receptors, and how endogenous cannabinoids work within the ECS.

Discover the pharmacology of phytocannabinoids, the entourage effect, and the theory of cannabinoid deficiency syndromes. Uncover the effects of Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Whether you're a healthcare professional, researcher, or a curious enthusiast, this course offers valuable insights into the science and pharmacology of cannabis.

Please note this module is included in the online course: Doctors Guide to TGA Approved Medicinal Cannabis Indications.

After this course, you will be able to:

Understand the cannabis plant, its history, and its components, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids

Acquire expertise in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), its discovery, cannabinoid receptors, and the ECS's role in physiological processes

Understand phytocannabinoids, the entourage effect, and the impacts of THC, CBD, terpenes, and flavonoids on the human body

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Claim 1 CPD Hours

Medihuanna is a CPD approved education provider, and this activity has been approved by the RACGP (Activity ID: 651068). Upon completing this activity, you will be eligible to claim CPD hours. The activity will include the following CPD allocation which will be uploaded to the RACGP dashboard.

Educational Activities:

1.0 hours


Course Curriculum

Section 1: The Cannabis Plant (7 min)
Section 2: The Endocannabinoid System (14 min)
Section 3: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids (32 min)

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Co-Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Teresa Towpik

Co-Founder and Medical Director

About the Educator

Dr. Teresa Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalized for medicinal use. In 2016 she founded Medihuanna with the goal to educate medical practitioners to safely treat patients with medicinal cannabis. Since then, she has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works, and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain.

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