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Khiron Life Sciences Corp is a vertically integrated medical cannabis company that improves people’s quality of life, with core operations in Latin America, along with activity in North America and European countries such as the UK, Germany and Spain, with a trusted diversified supply chain.

In 2019, Khiron partnered with Drug Science as part of Project Twenty21 as the exclusive Latin American supplier and is now providing medical cannabis treatments for patients across the UK.

KhironMED is the unit from Khiron Life Sciences Corp that:

  • Develops high-quality pharmaceutical products
  • Delivers Continuous Medical Education to provide a safe prescription from medical cannabis.
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Education: An introduction to medical cannabis


This course has been designed for clinicians who are beginning their journey into prescribing medical cannabis, or who would like to improve their knowledge in medical cannabis. The goal of this course is to provide sufficient education to make the prescriber comfortable with identifying, initiating, and maintaining a patient on medical cannabis.

Members of The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society can access the Khiron educational platform in our Member’s Area to begin learning. You have been sent your username and password for the site, but if you need a reminder, please contact us.

Not a member yet? You can access this course in full for free when you Join the Society. 

MODULE 1

What is cannabis?

  • Brief history of cannabis as a medicine
  • Cannabis is available as a medication
  • Key components of the plant
  • Strains/Chemovars
  • Plant processing

Duration: 12 minutes

MODULE 2

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

  • Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
  • Methods of administration

Duration: 11 minutes

MODULE 3

What is the evidence to support the role of cannabis?

  • Guiding principles
  • Current evidence
  • Key systematic reviews

Duration: 18 minutes

MODULE 4

Who is a candidate for cannabinoid-based treatments?

  • Who should not receive medical cannabis?
  • Typical patients
  • When to refer?

Duration: 12 minutes

MODULE 5

Myths versus reality of medical cannabis

  • Myths versus reality about the use of medical cannabis, based on clinical evidence
  • Main barriers to the prescription of medical cannabis
  • Legal situation regarding cannabis in some countries

Duration: 66 minutes

MODULE 6

Prescribing Medical Cannabis

  • Patient assessment for cannabis
  • Questions to ask during the patient assessment

 Duration: 45 Minutes

Meet our Educators


Dr.Maria Fernanda Arboleda, Khiron’s International Director for Medical Services.

Dr. Arboleda is an Anaesthesiologist, Pain and Palliative Care Physician. She completed a Spine-Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship at the McGill University Health Centre and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Supportive Cancer Care and Medical Cannabis, at the Department of Oncology, McGill University, and at Santé Cannabis, a leading specialized cannabis clinic in Canada.

Michael Boivin, Pharmacist Consultant for Commpharm Consulting Inc.

Michael Boivin has developed over 500 different continuing education activities for physician specialists, family physicians, pharmacists, and nurses. The topics he has written or presented is extensive and include medical cannabis, pain management, musculoskeletal disorders, psychiatry, oncology, among others.

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