Caring for Clients Who Use Medical Cannabis

LPNs who care for clients who use medical cannabis are advised to review the guidelines produced by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM), the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and the College Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM). The purpose of the guidelines is to help nurses understand their professional and legal responsibilities related to the administration of medical cannabis in Manitoba. Note that the guidelines were updated in February, 2019 to acknowledge changes in federal legislation the previous fall.

Review the guidelines here.

LPNs Who Use Medical Cannabis

LPNs who are authorized to use medical cannabis must meet the same expectations for fitness to practice as all LPNs who have been prescribed a medication regimen.

Review the CLPNM’s Practice Direction on Fitness to Practice for more information.