What the Science Says About Cannabis and What It Means for Parents

Featured expert: Jason R. Kilmer, Ph.D.

ORIGINAL WEBINAR: MARCH 19, 2021

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Description
In this webinar for parents, research will be reviewed examining how cannabis has changed over the past few years and what this means about addiction potential, health, and mental health. Science will be summarized detailing the impacts of cannabis use on academic outcomes, driving risks, cognitive abilities, sleep, and more. Implications for parents will be discussed. 

Learning Objectives
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will learn:
1. Identify at least one way that cannabis use can impact academic outcomes
2. Describe at least one way that cannabis use can affect mental health
3. Identify at least one symptom associated with cannabis withdrawal

Speaker Bio
Jason R. Kilmer, Ph.D. 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 and student groups around alcohol and other drug prevention programming and presentations throughout his career, both at UW and on campuses across the nation. 

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