Webinar: The addiction professional’s guide to addressing medical marijuana use - part 1
In the United States, medical marijuana is now broadly or partially legalized in 34 states, though it remains illegal under federal law. Variation in state and local laws, contradictory research about medical marijuana, and inconsistent administrative policies and procedures can create confusion for addictions professionals. Additionally, addictions professionals are often well aware of the dangers and drawbacks of potentially addictive substances such as marijuana and are accustomed to clients feigning or exaggerating symptoms in pursuit of addictive medication, yet we also sometimes work with clients suffering from debilitating biomedical conditions who might benefit from medical marijuana. This training was designed to provide addiction professionals with a foundation of relevant knowledge about medical marijuana (Part 1) and a clinical decision tree for choosing a sensible and appropriate course of action when working with clients presenting with medical marijuana cards (Part 2).