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Medical Cannabis for Pharmacists

                                                                               The North Carolina legislature is considering Senate Bill 711, The Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize marijuana for medicinal use in this state.
Medical Cannabis for Pharmacists
Join Dr. Lauren A. Palmier for an enlightening virtual home study presentation where she discusses the basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cannabis, and the endocannabinoid system. Considering the recent legalization of marijuana usage for medicinal purposes, this activity educates pharmacists on drug interactions between medical cannabis and pharmaceutical prescription and non-prescription medications, as well as possible side effects and safety concerns.
To learn more about this activity, including speaker information and learning objectives, expand the module below (click the +). Pharmacists can earn 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based CE credit at the completion of this activity.
This session will be held in a virtual home study format. All pharmacists are welcome to attend! Alumni can receive a coupon code to participate in this program at no cost by emailing to verify alumni status.



CE Hours


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
St. Louis College of Pharmacy at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To learn more about the specific program information, including universal activity numbers (UAN's) and learning objectives, please expand the modules below. Following successful completion of an evaluation, CE credit will be automatically reported to NABP through the CPE Monitor system, using the NABP ePID numbers and date of birth (MMDD) stored in participants' user profiles. Follow this link to learn more about CPE Monitor and the credit reporting process »  Participants are responsible for ensuring receipt of credit; no credit can be corrected or awarded if more than 60 days have passed from the date of the event or if the home study is expired.
It is the policy of St. Louis College of Pharmacy at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in this program are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of the presentation.

Requirements for CE Credit

To claim credit for this session, participants must complete the following steps:
  1. Visit this site. Make sure you are logged in and registered before proceeding.
  2. Complete an evaluation by clicking the green evaluation button
  3. Enter the evaluation code that was given to you at the end of the session you attended.
  4. Answer all questions honestly - we appreciate your feedback! All responses are stored anonymously.
  5. Click submit. As soon as you submit, a report containing the NABP ePID and DOB stored in your profile will be automatically sent to CPE Monitor.
  6. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing. Your credit should appear in your NABP profile online.
If you experience difficulty, please contact our office so that we may assist you. We are happy to help!
Participants are responsible for ensuring accuracy of credit reporting and receipt of credit. It is recommended that participants log on and review the information under "my account" prior to submitting the evaluation. NABP ePID and date of birth must be accurate for credit reporting to occur. Evaluations cannot be reopened after 14 days.
Participants are encouraged to check their NABP e-profiles for receipt of credit within one week of submitting their evaluation(s). If a participant notices an error in credit on their NABP e-profile, they are encouraged to contact our office as soon as possible. To best comply with ACPE's CE credit reporting policy, the University of health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is unable, for any reason, to award or correct CE credit if more than 60 days have passed from the event.
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Presentation Abstract (250 words maximum): This program will be captured as a recording of a virtual presentation over PowerPoint. The PowerPoint presentation will touch on the endocannabinoid system, the components of cannabis, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacology of cannabis (including dosing strategies, delivery mechanisms, onsets of action, safety) and qualifying conditions (per Missouri law) with therapeutic evidence. The overall goal of this presentation is to give pharmacists a brief introduction on medical cannabis, while helping pharmacists to feel comfortable in discussing medical cannabis with their patients, especially when in reference to drug interactions.


  • Identify the basic components of the endocannabinoid system.
  • Identify important principles regarding the pharmacokinetics of medical cannabis, including metabolism and delivery mechanisms.
  • Identify the important pharmacodynamic principles of medical cannabis.
  • Identify how cannabis’s effect on the Cytochrome P450 enzyme system may affect the metabolism of other medications.


Lauren A. Palmier, Pharm.D.

Activity Number


Release Date: Sep 28, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 28, 2024

CE Hours