OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — As part of its ongoing efforts to provide Canadian pharmacists with practice tools and resources, CPhA has developed a new medical cannabis evidence guide.
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Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.
OTTAWA, Canada, April 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The focus of government legislation and regulation in the area of cannabis must be to protect and enhance safety. While the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is pleased that today’s federal legislation maintains a separate stream for medical cannabis, we are concerned and disappointed that the legislation fails to enhance patient safety by providing appropriate clinical oversight in the management and dispensing of medical cannabis in Canada.
The number of dispensaries in the state also has increased, from the original six to eight, with a ninth, which has met neighborhood resistance, planned in Milford. Much of the growth has come because “the doctors are looking at medical marijuana as a legit treatment option,” Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino said.
On Sept. 23, 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced eight appointments to the 14-member state Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.
On May 5, 2016, Galen Weston, president of Loblaw (OTC:LBLCF), Canada’s largest drugstore and grocery chain, announced at the company’s annual general meeting that Loblaw believes pharmacies should be able to dispense medical marijuana.
Walgreens, the drug store chain, has acknowledged the medicinal benefits of marijuana on its health and wellness blog. The post, written by Walgreens Resident Pharmacist Dahlia Sultan, answers several questions about what medical marijuana is, how it works, why it is debated, and what common uses it has.
In Minnesota, lawmakers are considering SF 2767, a bill that would make several modifications to the state’s medical marijuana laws.
One of Canada’s largest pharmacy chains is reportedly pushing to become a provider of medical marijuana.
The Cannabis Training Institute helps educate and guide dispensaries, caregivers and professionals in the marijuana business through online education. Started by a former Citibank executive, the company was established with the goal of becoming the industry’s go-to place for online education.