Medical Marijuana

Self Instructional - Webinar


Marijuana has been used as a recreational drug, and one active ingredient has been marketed as a prescribed drug since 1985. Several states have legalized the use of marijuana and patient advocacy groups are promoting the medicinal benefits of marijuana. Research is being conducted to investigate the use of marijuana and a number of the active ingredients for medicinal purposes. This course will review the medical indications for marijuana and its active ingredients. The course will also review the impact of the legalization of the use of marijuana in certain states.


At the conclusion of the Course the participant will be able to

  • Identify the currently marketed medicinal products derived from marijuana and identify their use in drug therapy.
  • Describe the active ingredients derived from marijuana being investigated for medicinal purposes and the medical indications for those products.
  • Identify the states in which marijuana use is legal.
  • Describe the impact of the legalization of the use of marijuana in the states in which it has been legalized.

Educational Methods: Recorded Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation


Pamela J. Sims, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Sims earned her B.S. Pharmacy from the University of Florida, her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dr. Sims recently retired as Professor of Pharmacokinetics in the Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy (SUMSOP) where she also coordinated and lectured in pharmacology courses for the Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Practitioner and Physical Therapy programs.

Prior to Samford, she served on the faculty of Idaho State University.

Dr. Sims holds a faculty appointment in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Department of Pediatrics where she provides lectures in Pharmacology to the Post-doctoral Dental Residents and has provided courses to the residents and the Part II Board Review in Pharmacology to D4 students as well as lectures to D3 and D4 students.

Dr. Sims publishes and lectures nationally and internationally concerning topics on Dental Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology and Pedagogy.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 12/31/2021.


Dentist - $40

Auxiliary - $40


Registration open through 6/30/2021 10:45 PM EST

Continuing Education

2 CE Hours


You will receive an email with quiz questions to answer after you have completed the 2 hour video. Once we have received and graded your quiz, you will be issued a CE certificate.


Self Instructional - Webinar