Medical Use of Cannabis in Africa: The Pharmacists’ Perspective

  • Yusuff Adebisi Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Damilola Olaoye University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Keywords: Pharmacists, Cannabis, Marijuana, Roles, Africa


Cannabis is indigenous to many African countries. Despite this, the legalization of cannabis for industrial, medical, and economic purposes is not uniform. However, there is a growing interest in cannabis use for medical purposes in Africa. Pharmacists are best equipped to provide clinical advice and oversight in the safe management, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis on the continent. In this article, we share our perception as pharmacists regarding the medical use of cannabis and the possible roles of pharmacists in maximizing its use in Africa. 


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Received 2021-10-18
Accepted 2022-02-09
Published 2022-02-24
Pharmacy Practice & Practice-Based Research