2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Abbas Hanaee, PharmD
Project Proposal: Knowledge gaps among Maryland community pharmacists regarding cannabis
Abbas Hanaee is a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident with Safeway and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Rockville, MD. He graduated from the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy.
"With its legalization, it is important for Maryland community pharmacists, one of the most accessible healthcare professionals, to be knowledgeable about cannabis and its laws in order to appropriately provide education to their patients."
" The motivation behind my project proposal was the legalization of recreational cannabis is Maryland. The use of cannabis has been steadily increasing in the United States and with more States passing legislation on recreational cannabis use, it is important for community pharmacists to be knowledgeable about cannabis and how it might interact with other medications. To provide community pharmacists with the tools and knowledge necessary to counsel patients, we first need to understand the gaps in knowledge."
"I am incredibly thankful and excited to receive the incentive grant. I look forward to the results of this project and how it can be used to design educational content for community pharmacists to increase their knowledge regarding cannabis."