MAR 29, 2018 6:00 AM PDT

Medical Cannabis - A Pharmacist's Journey from Sceptic to Advocate

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  • Pharmacist, Medical Cannabis Research Australia
    Biography
      Paul is a pharmacist who has been researching the potential of medicinal cannabis as a treatment for several years. His company was granted the first medicinal cannabis import license in Australia and he is currently distributing medicinal cannabis products to eligible patients. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge from his hands-on research in the U.S., Canada and Israel. www.healthhouse.com.au

    Abstract

    Paul will discuss his journey from a cannabis skeptic several years ago to being a major advocate for the medical use of cannabis as a treatment option.

    He will discuss such areas as:

    • Cannabis safety statistics compared to other drugs
    • Where cannabis sits on the addiction scale
    • Pharmacokinetics comparing smoked versus oral
    • Drug interactions of cannabis
    • Indications for medicinal cannabis and the evidence base
    • Research into new medical uses
    • Dosage forms

    Learning Objectives:

    • Medical uses of cannabis
    • Cannabis pharmacokinetics and the difference between smoked and oral

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