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Marijuana 1CE
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(Some Boards distinguish between general CEs and other types.  Please review your specific state requirements to learn more.)

Course Description

This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to marijuana abuse and its harmful effects. Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of cannabis sativa—the hemp plant. The use of marijuana can produce adverse physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral effects. It can even impair short-term memory and judgment and distort perception. Because marijuana affects brain systems that are still developing through young adulthood, its widespread use among adolescents and young adults is particularly alarming. 


In Marijuana (Research Report Series), Participants will gain general knowledge about marijuana and the scope of its use in the United States. Additionally, Participants will learn how marijuana produces its effects and how marijuana use affects your brain and body. Also, Participants will consider important issues concerning marijuana, such as whether marijuana is addictive. Finally, Participants will conclude by reviewing available treatments for marijuana use disorders. 


This course is intended to familiarize mental health professionals, social workers, substance abuse professionals, child welfare workers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, or certified addiction specialists, with current knowledge of marijuana abuse and its harmful effects.

Approved by the Following State Boards:
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)

Learning Objectives
  • To be familiar with marijuana and the scope of its use in the United States

  • To comprehend how marijuana produces its effects

  • To be aware of how marijuana use affects the brain and body

  • To consider whether there is a link between marijuana use and mental illness

  • To identify whether marijuana is addictive

  • To explore how marijuana use affects school, work and one’s social life

  • To identify whether marijuana use affects driving

  • To identify whether marijuana use during pregnancy harm the baby

  • To understand available treatments for marijuana use disorders

  • To consider the potential medicinal properties of marijuana.


You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion.  You will also be required to complete a course evaluation.  Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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