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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 of 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 as 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 aged-care accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


12 Total Rating(s)
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Rekha Shrestha
25 May 2019


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Pauline Davis
17 Apr 2019

Informative presentation.

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Maureen Beverley Ann LAING
13 Apr 2019

Excellent, well presented and enjoyable.

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Linda Mai
08 Nov 2018

Interesting topic.Thank you!

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Maryanne O'Neill
30 Oct 2018

Excellent and informative about the different structures of marijuana and looking at possible benefits it may be of use in medicine to alleviate certain health conditions. Brilliant !

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Daryl Stuart
30 Oct 2018

I found this lecture very interesting and well presented. Thank you.

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Jaime Gimarangan
27 Oct 2018


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Candace Pederson
04 Sep 2018

I really enjoyed this speaker. Very knowledgeable, yet a good sense of humour. Made the topic very enjoyable.

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Debra Moloney
11 Aug 2018

This was a comprehensive cover of the topic although I was getting a little lost in some of the terminology. The lecturer was engaging and very good.

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Kathryn morey
08 Aug 2018


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First Published09 July 2018
Updated09 July 2018
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