Originally published in Salt Baked City
In Utah, a pharmacist is required to be in the cannabis pharmacies during business hours. Each patient new to the medical cannabis program is required to have a one time pharmacist consultation. Pharmacists educate and answer questions as a free service to patients. All of the pharmacists interviewed can tell stories that would bring a tear to a person’s eye because many people with debilitating conditions are finding success through cannabis as a medicine.
The cannabis industry agrees that pharmacist consultations have been a great benefit to many. We spend years learning about dosing, drug delivery and dosage forms. Pharmacists, including myself, are now transitioning this knowledge to help patients discover how to best use cannabis, which is a natural and welcomed transition to many pharmacists. We are trained to manage complicated medication profiles by screening for drug interactions, duplication of therapy, and improper dosing. We empower patients to learn how to select products, safely medicate with cannabis, limit side effects, and manage tolerance. Pharmacists also have the legal responsibility of ensuring compliance with Utah cannabis law.
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