Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice and Policy Issues

ID: 4214WEB

The goal of this interactive webinar is to identify the changes that have occurred in the NJ Medical Marijuana Program. The history of marijuana legalization and major events that have shaped this history are discussed. Known scientific research on the benefits of medical marijuana and the risks associated with marijuana usage are covered, as well as the continued barriers to better scientific research on this topic. Interactive exercises are incorporated in order to have participants analyze child custody issues for clients who are on the NJ medical marijuana program. Other exercises include the participants discussing how treatment is impacted by medical marijuana and participants will analyze under what conditions there would be a "duty to report" a coworker on medical marijuana.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 General

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Monday, July 15, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret three changes that have occurred since 2019 in the NJ Medicinal Marijuana Program
  • Determine the situations where the use of medicinal marijuana influence child custody issues
  • Analyze whether to continue services for a client on medicinal marijuana if their only diagnosis is cannabis use disorder
  • Identify at least three key historical events that shaped marijuanaļæ½s legal status in the United States

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

    9:35 am The History of Marijuana Legalization in the United States

  • Marijuana legal status before 1937
  • Marijuana prohibition and Harry J. Anslinger
  • Marijuana prohibition 1950s and 1960s
  • The controlled substances act of 1970.
  • The influence of President Nixon and the war on drugs
  • Tightening of prohibitive laws from the 1980s and 1990s

    10:05 am Medicinal Marijuana Ethics; Child Custody Issues
  • Discussion of the ethics around medicinal marijuana as it relates self-determination vs. safety issues
  • Medicinal marijuana parent and potential child custody issues
  • Interactive group exercise on a client with DCP&P involvement and on medicinal marijuana

    11:05 am Understanding the Relevant Cannabinoids in Marijuana
  • NJ's limit of 10% THC and what that means
  • THC and THCA, vs. CBD. Which cannabinoids are relevant and why only one type can be present in high amounts
  • The effects of CBDs on THC
  • Introduction into the NJ medicinal marijuana program: debilitating conditions covered
  • Discussion of process of obtaining a Medicinal Marijuana card in NJ

    11:50 am Medicinal and Legal Marijuana; Continued Treatment Implications
  • Discussion of the ethics around continuing to treat a client with a diagnosed cannabis use disorder who is also on medicinal marijuana
  • How should a clinician/program respond if probation states that treatment is required for a medicinal marijuana client
  • Interactive exercise: medicinal marijuana and continued treatment with a client

    12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS, has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for thirty years. He has lectured nationally on many topics including clinical supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn is currently the owner of Advanced Counselor Training, LLC. For 15 years (2003-2018) Glenn served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. (HDAP).

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