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Cannabis Use and Addiction in Rural Populations

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use rates increased in 2020, with almost 50 million individuals 12 or older reporting use of cannabis in the past year. This increase is reflected in the state-specific data for HHS Region 8 in five of the six states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah). With this data in mind, the Mountain Plains ATTC is sponsoring a ten-part webinar series that will address and review the latest science for cannabis including: prevention and treatment issues; public policy; medical marijuana; and special populations and cannabis (adolescents, women and maternal health, older adults, and individuals with Serious Mental Illness).

Learning objectives:

1) Describe and discuss the nature of cannabis use problems and their phenomenology
2) Discuss treatment models and outcomes for cannabis misuse and use disorder
3) Become more aware of common clinical issues related to beliefs about the effects of cannabis on physical and mental health




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
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