Catching Up On Cannabis Science: Public Health & Prevention Opportunities (HHS Region 1)

Date: February 25, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  
Time: 11:00 AM—1:00 PM EST Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


Legalization of cannabis has brought changing products and methods of use, yet research and science has changed as well.  In this presentation, we will review what the science says about cannabis (particularly findings relevant to prevention professionals), consider emerging and new research related to effects related to cognitive functioning, driving, sleep quality, mental health, and addiction.  Opportunities for prevention and intervention will be considered.



  1. Participants will be able to identify a screening measure for Cannabis Use Disorder
  2. Participants will be able to describe at least 3 risks/outcomes associated with cannabis use
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least one public health or prevention opportunity/approach for use in their community



Dr. Jason Kilmer is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (UW), and serves as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, cannabis/marijuana, and other drug use by college students. In addition to research and teaching, he has worked extensively with college students, student groups, and student affairs teams around alcohol and other drug prevention programming and presentations throughout his career (including student athletes, fraternity and sorority members, residence life, and first-year students) both at UW and for 118 other colleges across the nation.  


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.


Certificates of participation for 2 contact hours will be provided to participants who complete the full webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded.


Starts: Feb. 25, 2022 11:00 am
Ends: Feb. 25, 2022 1:00 pm
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