Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers

Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers

Online Modules

Target Audience:

All health care professionals

Course Format: Online - available anytime, anywhere, on any device


With the recent legalization of cannabis, health providers are increasingly approached by patients for information on recreational and medical cannabis.

This online module is for health providers looking to explore a variety of topics on recreational and medical cannabis, including legal status, types of cannabis, benefits and risks, and evidence-based recommendations. This interactive course will review patient education, screening/treatment of cannabis use disorder, and provide guidance on writing authorizations for medical cannabis with a sample prescription. Learners will also have access to clinical tools such as a cannabis flowchart, evidence summaries, and other resources.

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Skills Gained

After completing this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Define foundational and evidence-based considerations for cannabis use including legal status, pharmacology, and administration routes.
  2. Discuss the benefits and harms of recreational and medical cannabis with patients.
  3. Identify patients with cannabis substance use disorder using a trauma-informed approach and apply behavioural and pharmacological treatment, as appropriate.
  4. Describe the step-by-step approach to writing a sample authorization and provide patient education for the safe initiation and use of medical cannabis.
  5. Apply comprehensive post-prescription follow-up care including best practices in monitoring, titration, tapering, and withdrawal, as appropriate.



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Target Audience:

All health care professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of medical cannabis in patient care.

Date: Feb 17, 2021
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Target Audience:

Family physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals.


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