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Legilization of Marijuana: Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side?

The intent of this presentation is to encourage, engage and facilitate a discussion by health care professionals regarding the ongoing public discussion of the use of both medical and adult use cannabis. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the subject, including the mechanism of action of cannabis and its effects, and discussion of some of the evidence available for the medical use of cannabis. The presentation will also include an overview of the history of medical cannabis use, legal issues, and barriers to research. This activity will provide participants with an overview of the intended goals of the proposed Ohio Constitutional Amendment, Issue 3, to be presented on the Ohio election ballot in November 2015.

Date: Oct 27, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM



CE Hours


CE Units


Registration closes on Oct 27, 2015 05:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacy Students
  • Pharmacists



Registration closes on Oct 27, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Registration Closed  

This knowledge-based activity addresses physician-pharmacist collaborative practice.  The goal is to inform multidisciplinary audience of healthcare providers regarding challenges, opportunities and benefits of collaborative practice. 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-0000-15-016-L04-P.  This activity will be released on October 27, 2015 and expires on October 27, 2018. To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.  


  • Discuss the history of medical cannabis use.
  • Describe the endocannabinoid system in humans.
  • Identify at least one reason for opposition to Issue 3
  • Discuss at least two local implications that may arise should Issue 3 pass in November
  • Define at least three goals of Issue 3
  • Describe the medically active components of the cannabis plant.
  • Describe the mechanism of action of cannabinoids.
  • Discuss side effects and adverse drug reactions related to the use of cannabinoids.
  • Describe the metabolic pathways of cannabis and their relationships to important drug interactions.
  • Describe barriers to medical studies involving cannabis.
  • Discuss at least three issues faced by patients, prescribers, and the public and law enforcement as they relate to use of medical cannabis.

Activity Number

Date: 10/27/15
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM


The University of Findlay, AMU Multipurpose Room
Registration Closed