The Clinical & Legal Issues Related to Treatment of Patients Using Cannabis

Time: 12:00 PM


Noon to 1:15 pm


$60 per line for IHA members
No Charge for clients of Illinois Provider Trust and Illinois Risk Management Services

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Medical cannabis has been legal in Illinois since 2015 and approved as an opioid alternative in 2018. Beginning January 1, 2020, the recreational use of cannabis is legalized. Hospitals and physicians are faced with a number of challenges related to patient treatment and development of appropriate policies and procedures surrounding cannabis. Are you prepared?


  • To gain an understanding of Illinois’ cannabis programs: Medical, Opioid Alternative Pilot Program and Audit Use

  • Describe the medical use for cannabis

  • Identify drug interactions, benefits and uses

  • Develop appropriate policies for managing patient cannabis use in the hospital and office practice


Luba Andrus, RPh, MJ, a registered pharmacist with over 30 years of executive, operational, and retail leadership experience in both the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries.

Carrie Armour, JD, an attorney and advocacy consultant with over 15 years of experience representing physicians and their patients on a broad array of issues including medical cannabis and pain management.