WEBINAR - Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists: Pharmacology of Cannabis

11:00am - October 29, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: October 29, 2020
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Join us for the fourth and final offering in our pharmacology webinar series. This webinar will explore the pharmacology of cannabis. The presenter will cover how cannabis addiction impacts major brain regions and the acute and chronic symptoms associated with cannabis use. Specific features of cannabis dependence and withdrawal will be discussed specifically symptoms that occur when a person is discontinuing its use. The webinar will use Zoom technology and the format will be interactive with ample time for questions.



By the end of the series, participants will be able to:

  1. Define addiction and how it impacts regions of the brain.
  2. Describe the acute and chronic effects of cannabis use and withdrawal.



Thursday, October 29, 2020: Pharmacology of Cannabis


Other dates in this series:
Thursday, October 8, 2020: Basics of Pharmacology and Alcohol
Thursday, October 15, 2020: Pharmacology of Opioids
Thursday,October 22, 2020: Pharmacology of Psychostimulants (cocaine & methamphetamine)



10:00 am – 11:30 am Alaska
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Mountain
(find it in your timezone)



Community and state-level prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members, and treatment professionals working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington).



Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSWRon Jackson, MSW, LICSW, is a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work where he teaches courses on addiction and its treatment methods. He recently retired as the Executive Director of Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS), a private non-profit organization, in Seattle, Washington, that provides outpatient opioid treatment in clinics in western Washington and street-based case management services for homeless persons with substance misuse disorders (REACH Program) in Seattle. He served for 10 years as a Co-Principal Investigator for the Washington Node of NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network and is currently on the Advisory Board for the NWATTC.  Mr. Jackson has worked in the field of addiction treatment since 1972.



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Participants will receive a continuing education certificate of 1.5 hours for this live webinar event.



Please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Janet Porter (