Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00am – 1:15pm
Marijuana: Care Considerations Post-Legalization
A Special Lecture Presented by:
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program with UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
- Joseph Nicchitta JD, Los Angeles County Office of Cannabis Management
- Larissa Mooney, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
- Tim Duenas, MPA, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
- Yolanda Cordero, MPA, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
- David Hindman, PhD, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
- Yanira Lima, MPH, MHM, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
- Gary Tsai, MD, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Cannabis legalization in California has raised many questions and concerns regarding the effect that it will have on the marijuana industry and the general population. This lecture will begin with an overview of the Cannabis Laws in California that have been developed throughout the years. There will be discussion of various issues that have occurred during the time of pre-legalization, and how these issues will change after the legalization of cannabis. How will ‘Medical Marijuana’ and ‘Recreational Marijuana’ be distinguished? How will marijuana be regulated post-legalization? These types of questions will be explored, along with many others pertaining to Cannabis legalization.
The afternoon presentation will review current knowledge of psychosocial and health effects of cannabis use. Functional outcomes associated with cannabis use including school and work performance, medical conditions, cognition, quality of life, and psychiatric symptoms will be discussed. Co-occurring psychiatric disorders observed in cannabis users will be reviewed, including a discussion of early cannabis use as a risk factor for development of psychosis. Evidence-based behavioral and pharmacological treatment approaches for cannabis use disorder will also be outlined.
The lecture will conclude with a panel discussion focusing on prevention interventions, clinical treatment interventions, and substance use disorder treatment system of care.
- Utilize DSM5 to identify two key differences between recreational use and a diagnosable Cannabis Use Disorder.
- Describe one major public health and safety concern related to marijuana use.
- Discuss anticipated changes in the prevalence and incidence of marijuana use pre- and post-legalization
- Recognize and assess common medical and psychiatric co-morbidities associated with Cannabis Use Disorders.
- Identify and select at least one evidenced based treatment approach for Cannabis Use Disorder.
Location and Time
County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Alhambra Lecture Hall-Building A-7
1000 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Friday, December 15, 2017
This lecture is accredited for CE and CME credit. Please see attached flyer for mor details.