Collecting Real-World Evidence on Medicinal Cannabis in Your Practice


About the Course
Interest in medical cannabis has exploded in recent years. As of June 2021, 36 states and 4 US territories have public programs that permit the sale of medical cannabis products. With more Americans turning to medical cannabis for symptom relief than ever before, healthcare professionals have a responsibility to further their education on this topic. At the very least, healthcare professionals should be able to discuss the potential risks and benefits of medical cannabis therapy with their patients.

This course provides up-to-date clinical and scientific information about medical cannabis that is of particular relevance to physicians, mid-level practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Learners will begin to appreciate the many different constituents of the cannabis plant, and will be able to summarize the pharmacology of two major cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. Learners will also become acquainted with possible side effects and adverse effects associated with cannabis use, drug interactions, and routes of administration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the differences between data acquired from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and real-world evidence (RWE), describing the pros and cons for each approach.
  • Describe how RWE on medicinal cannabis can be collected in clinical practice, especially amongst members of the interprofessional healthcare team.

About the Author
Alex Brewer, a licensed pharmacist, received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency, also at the University of Kentucky, with a focus on community pharmacy and geriatrics. After completing residency, he worked as a clinical pharmacist helping patients with chronic disease management before jumping into the medical communications space.

Activity Type - Knowledge-based
Target Audience – Pharmacists

How to Receive Credit

  • Read or view the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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