Lecture Overview

The world of medicinal cannabis is changing at a rapid rate as new evidence and guidelines come to the fore. However, there remains little evidence on the pharmacological action of cannabis as both a drug and a medicinal product. Join Associate Professor Louis Roller as he delivers this comprehensive and informative presentation on the mysterious world of medicinal cannabis.


Louis Roller

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.




9 Total Rating(s)

Interesting topic.Thank you!

Linda Mai
08 Nov 2018

Excellent and informative about the different structures of marijuana and looking at possible benefits it may be of use in medicine to alleviate certain health conditions. Brilliant !

Maryanne O'Neill
30 Oct 2018

I found this lecture very interesting and well presented. Thank you.

Daryl Stuart
30 Oct 2018


Jaime Gimarangan
27 Oct 2018

I really enjoyed this speaker. Very knowledgeable, yet a good sense of humour. Made the topic very enjoyable.

Candace Pederson
04 Sep 2018

This was a comprehensive cover of the topic although I was getting a little lost in some of the terminology. The lecturer was engaging and very good.

Debra Moloney
11 Aug 2018


Kathryn morey
08 Aug 2018


Rosemary Carroll
08 Aug 2018

Excellent presentation, very informative,I would have liked to be able to see all the slides in the lecture.

Anne Keogh-Jones
17 Jul 2018