Marijuana and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Medicalization & Legalization and the Rise in Cannabis Use Disorder, Psychiatric & Medical Co-Morbidities

This workshop will detail the rise in co-occuring medical and psychiatric issues along with
cannabis use disorder as relevant to the legalization of recreational marijuana. Over the
years, Marijuana has been seen as a non-addicting and “safe” drug, normalized for its
medical and natural properties. However, research has shown marijuana to be highly
addicting and can exacerbate underlying mental health conditions, especially when the
onset of use is in youth. With legalization making its way across the country, communities
need to be aware of the negative effects and consequences of marij
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Learning Objectives

  • Describe and identify Cannabis Use Disorder to refer for treatment.
  • Identify the mechanism of action of Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) within the brain.
  • Describe how medicalization and legalization of recreational marijuana correlates to a significant uptick in the diagnosis of cannabis use disorder and the concurrent medical and psychiatric co-morbidities that come with this use disorder.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Live Interactive Webinar

12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT

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