IN A FIRST OF ITS KIND PROJECT, LOCAL PHARMACY'S JOIN TOGETHER TO WARN SAN DIEGO CONSUMERS ABOUT MARIJUANA AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG INTERACTIONS
San Diego, CA – Marijuana and prescription drug interactions are increasing. In response, seventeen local pharmacies are taking the lead in a project to provide much-needed consumer information about marijuana, THC, CBD and interactions with prescription medications. Lack of knowledge and misinformation can lead to hospital visits. With this project, up to 12,000 people will receive information about drug interactions and cannabis products. This project is one step in developing campaigns that increase knowledge and awareness around this issue.
What: News conference to introduce the Cannabis Drug Information Cards and Evaluation Project
Why: Consumer protections for marijuana are lacking, leading to increasing hospital visits.
When: Thursday, September 9, 2021 @ 10am
Dr. Roneet Lev, Emergency Addiction Physician/Chief Medical Officer Center for Community Research
Dr. Seung Oh, Pharmacy Supervisor, Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee
Dr. Nirma Patel, Dir. Pharmacy Services, Scripps Ambulatory Services
Aram Penaranda, Pharm D., Pharmacy Dir. Allen's Pharmacy
Joe Eberstein, S.D. County Marijuana Initiative, Center for Community Research