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Are Medical Cannabis/CBD Products Effective Opioid Alternatives?

This program explores the use of Cannabis/CBD products as effective opioid alternative for the application of various disease states within the framework of current laws, and looks to see if there is enough information to provide an accurate answer around using these as alternative to opioids.



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Participants have 60 days from the start of their program to claim CE credit and verify it has been upload to CPE Monitor. If your program requires the completion of a post test/eval/survey those items MUST be done before that 60 day window closes to receive credit for that program. Statements of credit can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. Statements of credit will no longer be printed and mailed to the participant. **No partial individual session credit will be given**
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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Attn: Continuing Education
301 Pharmacy Lane, CB# 7574 Beard Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (instructions to be emailed). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the program and you have completed any needed requirements. **No partial credit will be available**

Requirements for CE Credit

Once registered you will be given access to the video presentation and slides. After you have viewed and completed the program content you will need to complete a post program test and evaluation to receive your continuing education credit. You will need to pass the post test with at least a 70% before gaining access to the evaluation. After those items have been submitted your credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Be sure to check your account in a day or two to verify the credit appears, and notify our office if it does not. There is a 60 day limit to claim credit after you have registered for this program.





  • Outline medical cannabinoid products and their opioid sparing beneficial potential in a clinical practice
  • Contrast the various legalization processes of medical cannabinoids in the US
  • Describe the profile of adverse drug effects of medical cannabis/CBD oils
  • Discuss updated prescription models for medical cannabinoids in the US


Merrill Norton, Pharm.D., D.Ph., ICCDP-D
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia

Activity Number


Release Date: Aug 22, 2020
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 22, 2021

CE Hours