Cannabis Education is Now Mandatory for Pharmacists in Canada’s Most Populated Province

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29
Apr
2019

With recreational marijuana now legal for adult use across Canada, the Ontario College of Pharmacists has decided it’s high time for their members get up to familiarize themselves with with current cannabis research. This move makes Ontario the first and only province in Canada to make cannabis education mandatory for pharmacists.

While pharmacists in the province are not involved in dispensing medical marijuana to patients, the college believes its members should still be able to advise patients on some key aspects of using the drug. After completing the course, pharmacists should be able to speak to patients about ways to use cannabis and what its effects are, as well as give patients information on how cannabis might interact with other medications.

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