The Landscape is Getting Greener: A Series on the Current Science of Cannabis

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
February 9, 2022 – Serious Mental Illness & Marijuana
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 08:00 AM until 09:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range
This training is a ten (10) part webinar series that starts on December 1, 2021 thru to April 8, 2022.

Host And Instructor

Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Andrew McLean, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Contact Hours: 1.50

Training Overview Description


According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use rates increased in 2020, with almost 50 million individuals 12 or older reporting use of cannabis in the past year. This increase is reflected in the state-specific data for HHS Region 8 in five of the six states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah).

With this data in mind, the Mountain Plains ATTC is sponsoring a ten-part webinar series that will address and review the latest science for cannabis including: prevention and treatment issues; public policy; medical marijuana; and special populations and cannabis (adolescents, women and maternal health, older adults, and individuals with Serious Mental Illness).

The webinar on March 30th will offer access to a national expert on cannabis and the opportunity to get specific questions answered live.

Finally, a special session targeting professionals providing SUD treatment services will be offered on April 8th focusing on treatment planning and case management for clients with medical marijuana prescriptions.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe and discuss the nature of cannabis use problems and their phenomenology

  • Discuss treatment models and outcomes for cannabis misuse and use disorder

  • Become more aware of common clinical issues related to beliefs about the effects of cannabis on physical and mental health

Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email for specific information.

December 1, 2021 – Cannabis Legalization: What Does it Mean for Public Health & Social Equity

December 15, 2021 – The Neurobiology of Addiction and Prevention

January 12, 2022 – Cannabis Use and Addiction in Rural Populations

January 26, 2022 – Cannabis and Medical Marijuana Issues Panel

February 9, 2022 – Serious Mental Illness & Marijuana

February 23, 2022 – The Green Adolescent Brain

March 9, 2022 – Older Adults

March 23, 2022 – Cannabis & Maternal Health

March 30, 2022 – Wrap-Up with Live Q&A

April 8, 2022 – Treatment Planning and Case Management