When Health Canada introduced the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) in March 2014, there were significant changes in the way Canadians access medical cannabis.
In August 2016, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) took effect, with the goal of providing accessible and affordable access to medical cannabis.
This program is designed to help you better understand the key aspects of prescribing medical cannabis.
Developed by an inter-collaborative planning committee, the online Medical Cannabis Certificate Program provides participants with an in-depth review of best practices for clinicians who are interested in, or already, prescribing the therapy for their patients.
- Ian Mitchell, MD, FRCPS
- John Axler, MD, CCFP, FPFC
- David Juurlink, MD, PhD, FRCPC
- Carlene Oleksyn, BSc.Phm.
- Michael Boivin, BSc.Phm.
- Special acknowledgement to Lonny J. Rosen, Certified Specialist in Health Law, Partner, Rosen Sunshine LLP
Upon successful completion of this certificate-level education program, clinicians will be better able to:
- Understand and differentiate the main active components of medical cannabis
- Explore national and provincial requirements for prescribing, using and distributing medical cannabis
- Assess patients to determine if they are appropriate candidates for medical cannabis
- Define the steps required to prescribe medical cannabis
- Consider potential precautions, contraindications and medicolegal issues associated with medical cannabis therapy
- Monitor and counsel patients using medical cannabis therapy
- Module 1 – An Introduction
- Module 2 – The Evidence on Cannabis Use
- Module 3 – Is Medical Cannabis Right for your Patient?
- Module 4 – The ACMPR Process
- Module 5 – Prescribing Medical Cannabis
- Module 6 – Precautions & Medico-legal Issues to Consider
- Module 7 – Monitoring Patients
- Module 8 – Summary of Key Points
- Module 9 – Apply Your Knowledge
CCCEP File Number: 1066-2015-1308-I-P
This continuing education program has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for a total of 11 CEUs.
Please note that in order to successfully complete the full certificate program, you must complete and pass all module requirements. Participants who successfully complete all module requirements will receive a printable Program Certificate.
Accreditation expires: March 15, 2018
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