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 Medical Marijuana: The Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Not The Politics

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 11/13/20
Times: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
Contact(s): RxSchool
Fee: $30.00

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Course Overview
In this webinar we will examine the basic pharmacology of marijuana constituents (cannabinoids), including their different sources, chemistry, mechanism(s) of action, pharmacokinetics, possible therapeutic benefits, side effects, potential interactions and more. We will also review clinical evidence, both positive and negative, for a number of suggested-therapeutic uses such as muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, nausea from cancer chemotherapy, poor appetite and weight loss caused by chronic illness (i.e., HIV), various types of pain, seizure disorders, inflammation, psychiatric disorders and others. 

This webinar is solely an examination of the science of marijuana and will not address any of the legislative and legal issues regarding medical marijuana at the state or federal levels.
Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Discuss the definition, sub-types, epidemiology, prevalence and etiology of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.?
  • Explain the neurological basis of the pathology of ADHD?
  • Understand the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of stimulant medications.?
  • Recognize common side effects associated with the stimulants and potential drug interactions.?
  • Compare and contrast ADHD in children and adults ?
  • Discuss non-stimulant pharmacological options for treating symptoms in both children and adults
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • Review the basic and clinical pharmacology of botanical and synthetic marijuana and their active constituents.
  • List various types and dosage formulations of medical marijuana available to patients.
  • Discuss a number of possible uses for, and clinical study data regarding, the effectiveness of medical marijuana.
  • Recognize potential physical and psychiatric side effects and drug interactions that may occur with the use of marijuana.
Target Audience
Pharmacy Technicians
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Remember each person must register individually before the event.  Once registered, please email and provide us with the names of the persons who will be sharing a computer for our ACPE records.

Alan P. Agins, PhD 
Alan Agins received a Masters in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown University Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. During his tenure at Brown, Dr Agins was the recipient of the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for five consecutive years. As founder and president of PRN Associates, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally on all topics of pharmacology to more than 90,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied healthcare professionals over the past 24 years. In addition to his early research-related publications at Brown, he has authored 2 book and co-authored one book. Alan began speaking for RxSchool in the Spring of 2007.
Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.   

Alan P. Agins has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

You must attend the entire webinar, participate in the interactive polling questions, and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your CE credit.



 Courses Offered
 Medical Marijuana: The Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Not The Politics
Alan P. Agins, Pharmacologist, PhD

Course Accreditation Information:

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 03/29/2021 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-18-004-L04-P    

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 03/29/2021 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-18-004-L04-T    

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  System Requirements for E-Classroom
This is a live presentation delivered over the internet. In order to see and hear the program properly, you must have the following:

  1. Broadband internet connection, such as T1, Cable, or high-speed DSL.
  2. Before enrolling in this program, please test your internet connection here. It is important that you take this test on the same computer and network you will be using the day of the live presentation.
  3. One of the following internet browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher; Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher; Safari 1.1 or higher; Google Chrome
  4. Computer speakers or headphones connected to your computer.
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