101-18: Marijuana Science Update

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101-18:  Marijuana Science Update

This presentation provides a broad summary of current research findings related to long and short-term use of marijuana. Prevalence, risks, and effects of marijuana use across the lifespan are discussed with a special focus on the developing adolescent brain. Medical uses of marijuana/cannabinoids are also discussed.

  Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE

Disclosures: The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Pfizer, 3M, and General Electric (Stock).  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:
  1 Hour 30 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the wide ranging short and long-term effects related to the use of marijuana on an individual’s brain, body and behavior.
  2. Explore recent studies of the impact of marijuana on the developing adolescent brain.

Keywords:  Child & Adolescent, Substance Use, Research, Psychopharmacology

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.50 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Friday, June 8, 2018
8:00am - 9:30am

The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

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