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Practical Information on the Medical Applications of Cannabis

Live Webinar
March 24, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Activity content is intended for healthcare professionals who interact with patients utilizing or interested in using cannabis as part of a treatment plan.

Registration is required if you would like to earn ACPE credit for attending.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the general pharmacology of cannabis, cannabinoids (THC and CBD) and the endocannabinoid system.
  • Restate key laws protecting both medical professionals and patients/users of medical cannabis.
  • Recognize potential drug-drug interactions and adverse events related to the use of cannabis.
  • Translate data provided into practical information applicable in clinical decision making for patients using cannabis.


Evan Horton, PharmD, BCPPS, RPh:
Evan Horton, PharmD, BCPPS, RPh has held academic appointments at MCPHS University, Worcester Campus since 2006 and is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and serves as clinical preceptor. His clinical practice site is Baystate Children's Hospital in Springfield, MA. Evan received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA in 2005, and completed residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. In 2017 he became board certified in pediatric pharmacotherapy (BCPPS). Dr. Horton holds membership with American Associations of Colleges of Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and the America Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. In addition to teaching at MCPHS University in the areas of pediatric pharmacy, pain management, substance use disorders, and the clinical application of medical cannabis, he has also presented on these topics to professional healthcare audiences.

Matthew D. Metcalf, PharmD, PhD:
Matthew D. Metcalf, PharmD, PhD has held the role of Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at MCPHS University, Worcester Campus, since 2013. Prior to this he held academic and research appointments at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Matthew received his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2002 and a PhD in 2007, both from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore. Dr. Metcalf holds membership with the International Narcotics Research Conference, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the International Cannabinoid Research Society and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

There is no fee to attend this event.


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Universal Activity Number: 0026-0000-21-123-L04-P | Knowledge-based


MCPHS University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

Partial credit will not be awarded. To claim credit participants must log into their profile on MCPHS CE portal and insert the specific activity code for this webinar in order to access and complete the evaluation. CE credit will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor upon completion of the evaluation and posted to the participant’s NABP account within 72 hours.

Attendance will be verified. Credit will not be issued to participants who join the meeting more than 15 minutes after the start of the meeting or to those who depart early. Credit cannot be awarded to individuals who complete the activity evaluation more than 60 days post activity.


All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational session and speakers, and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure

MCPHS University adheres to the ACPE Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education. It is the policy of MCPHS University that the speakers and planning committee members disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies, and that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved. Speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.
Evan Horton and Matthew Metcalf have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
All CE staff members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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