Author(s): Nataliia Aliekperova, Iryna Kostiuk, Liliia Hala, Anastasia Biliaeva


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00303   

Address: Nataliia Aliekperova, Iryna Kostiuk, Liliia Hala, Anastasia Biliaeva
Department of Organization and Economics of Pharmacy, Bogomolets National Medical University, 13, T. Shevchenko blvd., Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2023

The gradual liberalization of international and Ukrainian legislation regarding the circulation of cannabis-based medical products requires a more detailed study of the degree of awareness and attitude of various stakeholders, in particular, health professionals (pharmacists), to this issue. For this purpose, a survey was conducted, in which 563 Ukrainian pharmacy workers took part. It was revealed that the respondents largely share the "myths" about the dangerous narcotic properties of medical cannabis; two-thirds of them believe that all cannabinoids have psychotropic properties. Pharmacists are poorly aware of medicinal products containing herbal and synthetic cannabinoids, as well as medical indications for their use. Only 14.4% of surveyed pharmacists fully support the manufacture of cannabis preparations on the basis of pharmacies, following the example of the European Union countries. At the same time, almost half of the respondents approve of the legalization of medical cannabis in Ukraine, although they fear the risks of illegal turnover. The great majority of pharmacists consider it important to conduct scientific research, educational and awareness-raising activities on medical cannabis to improve the health and quality of life of Ukrainian patients.

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Nataliia Aliekperova, Iryna Kostiuk, Liliia Hala, Anastasia Biliaeva. Pharmacists’ Opinions on the Legalization of Medical Cannabis in Ukraine. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(4):1851-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00303

Nataliia Aliekperova, Iryna Kostiuk, Liliia Hala, Anastasia Biliaeva. Pharmacists’ Opinions on the Legalization of Medical Cannabis in Ukraine. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(4):1851-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00303   Available on:

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