Essential Medicinal Cannabis Prescriber - New Zealand

An unbiased and comprehensive course that covers the essentials of prescribing medical cannabis in a clinical setting in New Zealand, and is developed using the latest evidence.

About the course

This is a straightforward, unbiased and comprehensive course covering the essentials that you need to know to prescribe medicinal cannabis as a medical practitioner in a clinical setting in New Zealand. It is developed using the latest evidence, combined with Dr. Towpik’s experience. This is a self-paced and easy to digest course which is RNZCGP accredited. Increase patient acquisition, retention and satisfaction by offering patients more choices for chronic pain management.

After this course, you will be able to:

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 New Zealand including legislation, prescribing, and access to cannabinoid-based medicines

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Claim 2.5 CPD Hours

Medihuanna is a CPD approved education provider and you will be eligible to claim CPD hours by contacting your relevant CPD home. CPD for this course has previously been 2.5 CME credits. The 2023 course will include the following CPD allocation with reporting to your CPD home available:


Course Curriculum

Meet the Instructor (1 min)
Section 1: The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (14 min)
Section 2: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids (17 min)
Section 3: Clinical Applications (20 min)
Section 4: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis (9 min)
Section 5: Patient Care Treatment Considerations, Dosing & Titration (16 min)
Section 6: Access to Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand (6 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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