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Lunch & Learn

Marijuana in North Carolina: What’s Ahead, How Treatment Providers Are Reacting

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00am
Maggiano's Little Italy - Charlotte, NC
4400 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211
$25 deposit to register, $25 Amex gift card provided to you on-site


Lisa Marzilli, PharmD
Jessica Montana, MPH, CHES®

Latino Program Manager
Center for Prevention Services

James Skelton MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Primary Therapist, Male Group

Although recreational and medicinal marijuana use remains illegal in North Carolina, citizens are inundated with messages from the rest of the country about using marijuana and CBD products for a wide range of purported health benefits. Many addiction treatment providers are concerned about the potential “normalizing” of marijuana use, especially as today’s youth are exposed to more potent strains and are rapidly turning to vaping as a form of ingestion. At the same time, some support efforts to decriminalize marijuana possession to reduce the “moral stigma” often associated with drug use and turn the public’s attention to treatment instead of punishment. Join the Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network for an insightful panel discussion as experts from the Charlotte region discuss how to address these issues, especially as changing cultural attitudes toward marijuana impact the treatment environment.

Upon attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the latest research regarding marijuana’s impact on youth brain development
  • Explore how to discuss marijuana use with patients given the recent media attention and changing social norms
  • Review the health issues vaping present and how best to communicate those to clients and their families

NAADACAddiction Professionals

This course has been approved by NACCME, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #182840. NACCME is responsible for all aspects of the programing.

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