Cannabis in the Era of Commercialization Part 2: With a focus on drug/specialty/recovery courts (HHS Region 1)

Date: May 4, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  
Time: 12:00 PM—1:30 PM EST Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: 

This webinar is FREE to all NEARCP members.

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Cannabis policy had undergone rapid change in New England over the past decade. All New England states have some form of medical cannabis policy, while now four of the six states have legalized cannabis for adult use. This presentation will take a deeper look at what is happening with cannabis policy in New England, examine the potential implications for risk factors associated with cannabis use disorder, and what the emerging science is telling us in terms of how to reduce harm for those who may be using cannabis. The discussion will include, Issues and considerations regarding the use of medical marijuana and hemp derivatives in Probation/Parole; Pretrial Release/Supervised Release, and Recovery Courts.


Scott Gagnon, MPP, PS-C is a Certified Prevention Specialist, Associate Executive Director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and Director of SAMHSA’s New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). Scott is a national speaker on a variety of prevention topics, including cannabis policy and prevention, opioid prevention, and prevention workforce development. Scott currently serves as a Co-Chair of the national Technology Transfer Center SBIRT Coordination work group, and previously served as Chair of the national PTTC Network Cannabis Prevention Work Group. Scott serves as a board member of the Maine Recovery Coach Certification Board and is a member representing public health on Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission. Scott has previously served as Co-Chair of the Prevention Task Force for the Maine Opiate Collaborative and has also previously served on the SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council.


Judge Mary A. Celeste (ret.) sat on the Denver County Court bench 2000-2015. She was the Presiding Judge 2009-10 and the co-founder of the Denver County Court Sobriety Court. She is currently a law school professor teaching Marijuana and the Law at California Western School of Law and is considered a national content expert on the topic of cannabis. She is a former member of the Judicial Advisory Board for the Foundation for the Advancement of Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR); Faculty for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the National Judicial College (NJC). She has also served as the past chair of ABA National Conference of Specialized Court Judges; the President of the American Judge’s Association and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, and, as a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Judicial Outreach Liaison. She has written many articles and is a national speaker on the topics of marijuana; marijuana and drug impaired driving, drugged driving, and specialty courts.



Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC, CCTP, NEARCP Board of Directors member since 2015, Director, Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court – NH.



This webinar has been approved by the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, as a National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 educational credit (CE), NAADAC Provider #62652.


About the webinar: This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through SAMHSA. This webinar is planned in response to an identified need to provide training and information on cannabis for New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) prevention professionals.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: New England ATTC, New England PTTC, and the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals.

Starts: May. 4, 2022 12:00 pm
Ends: May. 4, 2022 1:30 pm
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May 4, 2022
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