CBD BELONGS IN A PHARMACY.  We can’t stress this enough. CBD does not belong in a vape shop or grocery store and changing this perception is one of our goals along with educating pharmacists about CBD so they are prepared to offer it to their customers just like any other drug or medicine in their pharmacy.

We believe that the community pharmacist should be the community CBD expert and that’s why we have created this educational resource for pharmacists.  NCPA and PRS have researched scientific sources and educational institutions to provide you with accurate and up to date information on everything you need to know about CBD and how it affects the human body.  Keep checking this resource as new information, scientific studies and CE courses are being added each week.  Please register in order to gain full access to the information and prices on this website.  We need to be certain you are a pharmacist as this site is intended for pharmacists only.

CBD Information For Pharmacists


Endocannabinoid Production in the Human Body The endocannabinoid system influences nearly every bodily function. Without endocannabinoids, many normal processes begin to go awry. Not long after the first cannabinoid was isolated from the cannabis plant, scientists discovered the human body produces similar substances. These endogenous cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids, are neurotransmitters that perform a wide range of functions in the human body. From regulating pain to reducing anxiety, cannabinoids and their receptors play a huge

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CBD Mechanism of Action Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years—but how CBD exerts its therapeutic impact on a molecular level is still being sorted out. Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic drug in that it produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. The scientific literature has identified more than 65 molecular targets of CBD. Although CBD has little binding affinity for either of the two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), cannabidiol modulates several non-cannabinoid receptors and ion channels. CBD also

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CBD and Drug Interactions, Alcohol and Food Pathway Research has begun to demonstrate that cannabidiol (CBD) has the potential to effectively help a large number of people. CBD oil interacts with the endocannabinoid system in a way that produces very few unintended side effects. While the majority of the vast majority of the science indicates CBD oil is safe for use and consumption, it does pose a few risks that, if not properly understood, could be dangerous. One

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What are the Side Effects of CBD? As cannabidiol becomes increasingly researched and better understood, it’s very apparent that it has several mechanisms of action that are similar to the mechanisms of many other legend drugs. Not only is CBD completely natural as a cannabinoid, but it carries few side effects compared to most pharmaceutical drugs. Within just one hour of watching an American television program, it’s likely you’ll see at least one ad for

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CBD DOSING AND DELIVERY METHODS The statements regarding CBD have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. By and large, the acceptance and use of cannabidiol as a therapeutic, healing substance is in its infancy. Medical professionals and scientists are only now beginning to develop dosing schedules for medical marijuana, medicinal hemp, and their extracts (including CBD). Even with the current wave of

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CLAWS AND EFFECT: CBD MEDICINE FOR PETS All beings with a backbone have an endocannabinoid system. Is cannabis medicine a good option for the health of your dog or cat? An interview with Gary Richter, DVM BY PROJECT CBD ON APRIL 19, 2017 (UPDATED ON MARCH 25, 2019) Any animal with a backbone (classified as a chordate) has an endocannabinoid system. The Kingdom of Chordata includes amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, and mammals, including house pets. Many animal-owners treat their

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What You Need to Know About the Legal Status of CBD There is no substitute for personal accountability by every pharmacy owner when it comes to the legality of selling CBD to customers.  There are innumerable confusing and conflicting laws, rulings, statements, letters and announcements by the varied entities that influence and control the legal status of CBD.  Federally, the 2018 Farm Bill has stated that if CBD is derived from hemp and has no

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Webinar Archives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SiSun7Nnyg August 8, 2019 – Session #1 CBD FOR PHARMACY: The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Tim Gregorius, VP of Operations, and guest Evan Gregorius educate attendees on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and its relationship to CBD as well as answer questions pertaining to the ECS and CBD in general. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCeRDQNtmGo August 8, 2019 – Session #2 CBD FOR PHARMACY: The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Tim Gregorius, VP of Operations, and guest Evan Gregorius educate attendees

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