An Overview of Medical Marijuana and Cannabis

Date: 9/8/2020 - 9/8/2023


Contact Hours: 3.0

ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-20-107-H01-T

The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians

Biologix Solutions LLC is approved as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education by NPTA.

This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.

Author: Stacey Schneider, Pharm D

Faculty Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest:  Author declared no conflict of interest and all information is provided fairly and without bias. Author received no commercial/financial support for this activity and do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.

Goals & Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define Medical Marijuana
  • Define Cannabinoids
  • Distinguish between CBD and THC
  • Recognize what is meant by the term synthetic cannabinoids
  • Describe the differences between state versus federal perspective on legal issues surrounding medical marijuana
  • Discuss the necessity of a pharmacists’ role at the dispensary level of medical marijuana
  • Describe the difference between medical versus recreational use of marijuana
  • Describe the pharmacology of marijuana
  • List the indications for medical marijuana
  • Describe the different dosage forms of cannabis
  • List the adverse effects of medical marijuana
  • Recognize drug interactions with medical marijuana
  • Discuss the detection of marijuana in blood, urine, hair, and saliva


Release Date:  09/08/2020
Expiration Date:  09/08/2023