Pharmacists Guide to Medicinal Cannabis - New Zealand

An easy to understand introduction to medicinal cannabis for pharmacists in New Zealand. Unbiased and interspersed with practical tips for dispensing, this course is an essential choice.

About the course

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.

After this course, you will be able to:

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

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This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education for 2 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. Accreditation expires on 30 October 2025.

Course Curriculum

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Learning Outcomes & Course Details
Section 1: The Endocannabinoid System (14 min)
Section 2: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids (18 min)
Section 3: Clinical Applications (18 min)
Section 4: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis (9 min)
Section 5: Patient Care Treatment Considerations, Dosing & Titration (18 min)
Section 6: Patient Access (11 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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