Data concerning the impact of recreational marijuana legalization on adolescent attitudes and marijuana use is scant, but emerging. Michigan medical and mental health providers and other youth-serving professionals – along with adolescents and parents – will be navigating this new landscape without a roadmap.
On November 13, 2019, the Adolescent Health Initiative will host an innovative CME course on “Navigating Michigan’s Legalization of Recreational Marijuana with Adolescent Patients” to address the uncertainties, best practices, and legal ramifications for minors and young adults around this topic. Sessions will include an overview of the new laws, the most recent research on the impact of marijuana use on the developing brain, as well as a keynote presentation from a leading pediatrician/researcher from Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012. There will be an interactive session engaging adolescents about current forms of marijuana use, social norms, and what health messaging they find effective. Clinicians will leave with a set of actionable steps they can take to effectively address marijuana use with adolescents, as well as follow-up web-based training resources.
CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard
Adolescent Health Initiative