You’re Invited: CSHP Cannabis Task Force Webinar

Established in late 2019, CSHP’s Cannabis Task Force held their first meeting in February 2020 and have been very active since. The group has developed a draft Cannabis in Hospitalized Patients Position Statement and Best Practices Guideline, and hopes to gain some insights into members’ opinions by hosting a webinar about cannabis. The “Cannabis in Hospitalized Patients: What is the Pharmacist’s role?” webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 22 at 1pm EDT, so mark your calendar!

We will have 2 great speakers on our webinar; Terri Betts who is an experienced hospital pharmacist who works at the Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver and Maria Zhang, the Advanced Practice Clinical Leader at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. They will review the pharmacology of cannabis and discuss the role of cannabis in the treatment of mental health and chronic pain. Next will be a description of the legal changes surrounding cannabis in Canada and the implications this has for our hospitalized patients. To finish, an audience discussion will explore hospital pharmacists’ opinions about the use of cannabis in hospitalized patients.

If you are considering joining us for the webinar, please take a few minutes to complete this pre-webinar survey to determine priority topics for the webinar. Thank you for taking your time to make sure this webinar is of high value for our members.