Why Canadian Pharmacies Want to Sell Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis could become a battleground between Canadian pharmacies and licensed medical marijuana growers. On Apr. 7, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) – a group representing individual pharmacists across the country – called on the federal government to let pharmacists take the lead on managing and dispensing medical marijuana to Canada’s 50,000+ eligible patients.

“Pharmacists are medication experts and play a critical role in the management and monitoring of medication to ensure safe and optimal use,” Phil Emberley – Director of Professional Affairs for CPhA – said in a press release. “And it is patient safety that is ultimately at the heart of CPhA’s decision to update its position on the role of pharmacists in the management and dispensing of medical marijuana.”

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