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Thursday, May 28, 2020 1 pm
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Level
Intermediate
Category
Anxiety Disorders
Depression
Pharmacology
Treatment
CE/CME Credit
1.00

As of February 2020, “medical marijuana” has been approved in 33 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands in the US and Canada. Additionally 14 states and territories have approved recreational adult-use of marijuana. Marijuana, however remains a Schedule-1 drug per the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Nevertheless, today the market-place is flooded with over 2500 “strains” of the marijuana plant and marijuana-infused products (including edibles, concentrates, dabs, waxes, oils, vaping fluids). These products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and don’t meet the FDA standards for approval of other medications, although the product labels accompanying these products may appear similar to that seen with pharmaceutical medications. 

Evidence supporting the use of “medical marijuana” for specific medical conditions is of low quality at the present time. Furthermore, individuals with certain psychiatric disorders may be at greater risk for adverse effects. This presents a challenge for physicians treating patients who use “medical marijuana” and tout the benefits of the products based on manufacturer’s product labels. Furthermore, it is possible that psychiatrists encounter patients who are using medical marijuana for a psychiatric indication or may be co-managing a patient who is receiving medical marijuana for a no psychiatric (medical) condition. Patients also often echo ill-informed counter-arguments against the scientific evidence, making it important for physicians to keep up-to-date with scientific literature on the topic.

This webinar provides practitioners with an update on marijuana laws in the US and the evidence for the use of ‘medical marijuana’ as a treatment for anxiety disorders. Dr. Kevin Sebat provides an overview of marijuana laws in the US, and the provisions under decriminalization vs legalization, use for “medical” purposes vs recreational use. Dr. Rajiv Radhakrishnan provides an update on the evidence for harmful/beneficial effects of medical marijuana in anxiety disorders (including PTSD).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of laws governing the use of “medical marijuana” in different states in the US.
  2. Provide an update on the evidence for harmful and beneficial effects of medical marijuana in anxiety disorders and PTSD 
  3. Provide an update on the evidence for harmful and beneficial effects of CBD in anxiety disorders and PTSD 

 

About the Presenter(s)

Rajiv Radhakrishnan MBBS, MD

Rajiv Radhakrishnan MBBS, MD

Dr. Rajiv Radhakrishnan MBBS, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. As a physician-scientist with a research interest in examining the effects of cannabinoids, he has conducted laboratory studies using THC and is currently examining the effects of cannabidiol on brain microglial activation using PET imaging in a NIH-funded study. Dr. Radhakrishnan has published papers on the evidence for the use of medical marijuana in psychiatric disorders and what clinicians need to know about the topic.

Kevin A. Sabet, PhD

Kevin Sabet, PhD

Kevin A. Sabet, PhD., President & CEO Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Described by NBC as the “prodigy” of drug politics and policy, Kevin A. Sabet, PhD, is an author, consultant, former advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, assistant professor, and serves as the President and CEO of SAM, which he founded with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy in 2013. He has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for almost 20 years. He has worked in the Clinton (2000), Bush (2002-2003) Administrations, and in 2011 he stepped down after serving more than two years as the senior advisor to President Obama’s drug control director, having been the only drug policy staffer to have ever served as a political appointee in a Democrat and Republican administration. He has appeared since at the Aspen Ideas and New Yorker festivals, on the Organization of American States blue ribbon commission advising hemispheric drug policy, and in hundreds of forums and discussions promoting the ideas outlined in his first book, Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, published by Beaufort. He has been featured on the front page of the New York Times and in virtually every major media publication and news channel on the subject of drug policy.
 

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CE/CME Information

Physicians

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 1.0 hour.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

New York Board for Social Workers
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 1.0 hour.

NBCC
The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CAMFT
The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is in live in West Virginia then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY