The Cannabis and Older Adults project is a multi-year project funded by Health Canada to develop e-learning modules to support health care professionals to learn more about cannabis and aging.

The main objectives of the project are to develop:

  • MOC and MainPro accredited e-learning modules that focus on cannabis use in older adults targeting physicians, other healthcare providers and students
  • Knowledge translation resources that can be adapted in a variety of clinical settings.

Confirmed module topics include;

  • History of cannabis and legalization
  • Neuropharmacology of cannabis
  • Drug interactions
  • How to talk to patients about cannabis
  • Prescribing/authorizing cannabis
  • Safety and risks of cannabis
  • Cannabis use disorder/harm reduction

CCSMH has convened a Scientific Planning Committee to oversee the development and accreditation of e-learning modules targeting physicians, nurse practitioners, other healthcare providers and healthcare students.

CCSMH has developed several resources on the topic of Cannabis and Older Adults – click to access.

Stay tuned for future updates on the project.