Medical Cannabis Core Education Program (OCP Approved)


It is comprised of six evidence-based modules that provide the necessary knowledge and skills required to respond to inquiries by clients, patients, and other healthcare providers on cannabis legal status, usage, proper assessment, monitoring, and care plan development.

General learning objectives:
1. Understand the Federal and provincial legislation, regulations, policies, and guidelines related to cannabis.
2. State and briefly summarize the four ethical principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for persons, and accountability/fidelity as it applies to patient care.
3. Become familiar with knowledge sources to access reliable data.
4. Describe the main components of the cannabis plant, the major difference between cannabis constituents, the evidence about the endocannabinoid system, and cannabinoid interactions with different organs.
5. Explain cannabinoid pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, side effects, precautions, contraindications, and potential drug-drug interactions.
6. Explain the clinical relevance of different administration routes and describe available dosage forms and their relevant clinical differences.
7. Apply clinical knowledge and effective communication and collaboration with the patient circle of care for evidence-based patient assessment, care plan development, monitoring and follow-up.

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