Marijuana Use in Youth: Effects of Legalization and UseOverview:
This program was videotaped on November 6, 2018 at an annual MA School Nurse Conference in Marlboro, MA.
School health professionals will understand the negative effects of marijuana use for youth and adults, understand the current marijuana laws in MA, and understand how legalization of marijuana leads to increase youth use and misconceptions that marijuana is safe to use.
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After this program, the learner should be able to:
1. Identify: 2 effects of marijuana use on all users and 4 effects of marijuana use on youth.
2. Demonstrate increased knowledge of the effect of liberalization of cannabis laws on youth use.
3. Identify strategizes to prevent youth marijuana use.
4. Demonstrate increased understanding of the new marijuana laws in MA.
Please see Speaker Bio’s Handout in Resources
Dr. Vaughan Rees, Harvard
Marian Ryan, District Attorney, Middlesex County MA
Jennifer Flanagan, Cannabis Control Commissioner
Anne Gilligan, MPH, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in MA (on Final Panel)
Planners and presenters of this program have no conflict of interest to disclose and no commercial support has been provided for this program
Continuing Education Information:
The School Health Academy provides these continuing education hours through Northeastern University School of Nursing. Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC’s) commission on accreditation.
Planners and presenters of this program have no conflict of interest to disclose and no commercial support has been provided for this program Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.