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Lecture Overview

The world of medicinal cannabis is changing at a rapid rate as new evidence and guidelines come to the fore. However, there remains little evidence on the pharmacological action of cannabis as both a drug and a medicinal product. Join Associate Professor Louis Roller as he delivers this comprehensive and informative presentation on the mysterious world of medicinal cannabis.


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Louis Roller

Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines. He has been and is on the editorial board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on disease state management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. His current activities include singing in a choir, visiting schools about bullying (Courage to Care), and giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


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Roger Horsley
10 Jul 2018


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Diane Robson
31 May 2018

So interesting and positive as people have nothing left until this was offered

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Judith Alcock
19 May 2018

Very factual and well presented topic with a great deal of information.

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07 May 2018

Informative session

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Karen Pitt-Adams
07 Apr 2018

Very difficult to completely understand all the interacting components

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Marie-Therese Shields
03 Oct 2017

This. Resource provided me with a thought and detailed understanding of the topic supported by evidence.