Pharmacists Guide to Medicinal Cannabis - New Zealand

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  • 2 hours 18 min of video on demand
  • 48 lessons
  • 12 months access
  • Statement of attendance

Learning outcomes

Identify the process of the endocannabinoid system in action

Recognise pharmacological details and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

Identify the potential clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in New Zealand

Identify the acute toxicity and safety ratio of cannabis

Recognise approved treatment considerations, pharmacokinetics, dosing & titration of medicinal cannabis

Course Description

This course is a useful guide for pharmacists in New Zealand who are looking for a quick, easy to understand introduction to medicinal cannabis. This course provides practical tips to dispense medicinal cannabis, as well as an overview of its therapeutic properties. This education is provided by your peers - rather than a pharmaceutical representative. It cuts to the chase of what you need to know, and this self paced course fits into your busy schedule.


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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
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This course is designed for:


Pharmacy Dispensers

Pharmacy Assistants

Pharmacy Support Staff

Medical Science Liaisons

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 ( 18 min)
6 Section 4: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis ( 9 min)
7 Section 5: Patient Care Treatment Considerations, Dosing & Titration ( 18 min)
8 Section 6: Patient Access ( 11 min)


This educational content has been developed independently and without any influence from sponsors. Dr Towpik is the co-founder and Medical Director of Medihuanna and Steve Robson is a Pharmacists at YouMeds dispensing products from suppliers that sponsor our education.

Course details

Earn PSNZ CPD Accredited Points

2 hours 18 min of educational content

48 lessons

12 months access

Certificate of completion

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