Learn how legalization for non-medical marijuana use has transformed the cannabis plant into manufactured products of high THC potency. Washington State researchers will share a recently published Washington State Scientists Consensus Statement on high potency cannabis and the findings of an accompanying report from this same group. Washington State community prevention partners will explore the prevention and policy implications from this research report and investigate advocacy opportunities.
By the end of the webinar, participants will have increased their capacity to: Cite the research discussing the impacts of modern high potency THC; identify related policy implications; and validate opportunities for community advocacy efforts.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
09:00 am – 10:30 am Alaska
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mountain
Community and state-level prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).
Dr. Bia Carlini, PhD, MPH leads the Cannabis Research and Education Unit at UW ADAI. Her research career has been dedicated to understanding the public health impact of legal psychoactive substances such as alcohol, inhalants, tobacco, and cannabis. Dr. Carlini is especially interested in the impact of cannabis and tobacco use on perpetuating health and social disparities.
Dr. Michael McDonell conducts research on the impact of cannabis on mental illness, especially on the mental health of youth experiencing psychosis. His other research focuses on testing treatments for co-occurring substance use disorders and severe mental illness. He also partners with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to test the new treatments for alcohol and drug problems.
Liz Wilhelm is a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) and coordinates the Prevention Works in Seattle (WINS) Coalition through Seattle Children’s Hospital. Liz has been working in the Washington State substance abuse prevention and community health field for over 25 years in a variety of settings. Adding to her community prevention work, Liz serves on the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington, being a founding member and on the WASAVP (Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention) board advocating for sound policies and funded prevention strategies. Recipient of the Health Care Authority (HCA) 2018 Prevention Professional Award of Excellence, Liz is committed to this work.
Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ngz7O6t_TIWbHxvjTGQA9A
Participants will receive a continuing education certificate of 1.5 hours for this live webinar event.