After receiving several requests for a module on cannabis, we bring you a module which describes the current situation in South Africa.
Pharmacists are facing increasing demands from patients, their caregivers and also from prescribers for access to cannabis- or cannabinoid-containing medicinal products for a wide variety of indications. Managing these demands requires careful consideration of not only clinical, but also legal and ethical issues. This is also a rapidly changing environment, with court decisions and legislative changes impacting on access in multiple ways. In addition, the clinical evidence is always evolving.
In order to manage in this uncertain setting, pharmacists need a solid understanding of the legal and ethical aspects, as well as the skills to interpret and apply the clinical evidence as it emerges.