Medicinal Cannabis Readiness Course

Understand how your pharmacy can support patients in this emerging area

Developed specifically for community pharmacy, this three part online course provides a complete overview of  medicinal cannabis according to Commonwealth, state and territory legislation and guidelines.

You will learn:

  • The therapeutic uses of medicinal cannabis, emerging clinical guidance and clinical trials underway in Australia
  • The current legal status of medicinal cannabis in all states and territories of Australia
  • Commonwealth and state specific requirements to prescribe and dispense medicinal cannabis across Australia
  • Overview of products and modes of administration

Content now refreshed to align with updated legislation and product updates, including:

  • Updated information on products, including Sativex
  • Updated information on dispensing and prescribing medicinal cannabis in VIC and NSW
  • TGA online prescribing pathways guide for practitioners
  • Medicinal Cannabis Guidance Documents

Course cost $55 inc GST, with access to:

  • 3 x online education modules (3 hours total)
  • CPD credits available
  • Ongoing email updates regarding medicinal cannabis legislation changes in Australia
  • Supportive tools and resources to prepare your pharmacy to dispense medicinal cannabis
  • Recommended course for completion of pharmacy registration in the Medicinal Cannabis Medicines Portal

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CPD Information

Disclaimer – State and Territory dispensing of Medicinal Cannabis products

The Medicinal Cannabis Readiness Course is a national course, which includes information on legislative requirements for every Australian State and Territory.

However, please note the following in regards to the dispensing of medicinal cannabis therapies in;

  • Victoria – The Victorian Access to Medicinal Cannabis Scheme is not currently available via community pharmacy. However, there are pathways available to legally access imported medicinal cannabis now via the Special Access and Authorised Prescriber Schemes, administered by the Commonwealth Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).  Click here for more information
  • Tasmania – medicinal cannabis products to be dispensed at Tasmanian Health Service hospital pharmacies

Please take this into consideration when determining if this is a suitable education activity in accordance with your scope of practice and learning plan/needs.  If you have any questions regarding the course, please email  education@qldguild.org.au

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Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch

132 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, QLD, 4000

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Page last updated 01 June 2018