Marijuana 1 NBCC Hour
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  (2012).  Marijuana (Research Report Series), NIH Publication No. 12-3859, National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Course Description

The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Areas, Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues and Wellness and Prevention, which have been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit.  This course is available for ACEP home study and offers 1 NBCC Hours.


This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to marijuana abuse and its harmful effects.  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.

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.

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