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Medical and Recreational Marijuana: Facts, Fiction, Controversies-Focus on Adolescents



Workshop Description:
With Cannabis now legal medically in 33 states and Washington, D.C., and recreationally in 11 states and Washington, D.C. – and more likely to come – health care providers are being asked regularly about the safety of cannabis use both medically and recreationally by adolescents. This workshop will review the stages of adolescent bio-psycho-social development; discuss the latest research on adolescent brain development; examine the facts, fictions, and controversies around the use of both medical and recreational cannabis use; and give practical tips on counseling parents and teens on medical and recreational use of cannabis.

Learning Objectives:
Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe the 3 phases of adolescent development and key aspects of adolescent brain development
  • Discuss cannabis core definitions; Describe cannabinoid basics; and List evidence-based medical indications for cannabis.
  • Identify effective ways to counsel patients and parents about use of cannabis.

         LIVE                                Recorded
Live CE: 1.5          Recorded CE: 1.5