Hitting the High Points of Medical Cannabis

Monday, October 16, 2017
4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
ACPE UAN: 0207-0000-17-220-L04-P and 0207-0000-17-220-L04-T
1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)

Medical cannabis is a hot topic around the country, and an increasing number of states are considering legalization of the substance. What will the effect be on community pharmacy? What are the opportunities? What are the threats? This session will give an overview of the business of medical cannabis, its growth rate, current and projective states of legalization, the economic impact, and the role of pharmacists who have the training, skill set, patient mindset, and practical knowledge to dispense and counsel.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the unique challenges and opportunities for pharmacists in the medical cannabis industry.

  2. Discuss the health benefits and possible side effects for patients using medical cannabis for health- related conditions.

  3. Evaluate the business dynamics and opportunities of the medical cannabis industry and the growth curve of medical cannabis.

Speakers: Joseph Friedman, RPh, MBA, Chief Operations Officer, PDI Medical, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Bradley Carlson, PharmD, Principal Consultant, CannaRPh, LLC, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians