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Category: presentations 2018

Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Marijuana Prevention, Treatment and Recovery: Facing Addiction in America–The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM “This presentation will review the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report, “Facing Addiction in America.”   This seminal report serves as a key document outlining critical issues associated with addiction health and addiction health services research.  At a time when this country is experiencing an opioid misuse epidemic, marijuana use continues to be the most commonly used illegal drug.  Fortunately,  the Surgeon…
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Legal and Political Landscape for Marijuana in Missouri

Over the past 3 years, Missouri has seen 4 separate initiative attempts to reform marijuana policy. The partisan and ideological alliances underpinning these movements will be discussed, along with the distinct and separate evolution of the issue in legislative politics. Prospects for medical marijuana and decriminalization are best in 2018, with adult-use (recreational) marijuana not…
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The Science of Cannabis and Driving

This talk will focus on the current state of knowledge about cannabis and driving. Topics will include: what lab and roadside studies tell us about how cannabis use affects driving ability and alters crash risk; how does cannabis-impaired driving differ from alcohol-impaired driving, and what does this mean for policy, enforcement, prevention, and intervention efforts;…
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Cannabis Health Risk Behaviors on Social Media

The legal cannabis landscape continues to evolve and an influx of new products has emerged along with it. In this presentation, Dr. Cavazos-Rehg shares how she has used social media to learn about these new products and the people who are socially networking about them. Learning objectives: Provide an overview of newly emerging cannabis products…
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Cannabis Policy and Social Justice

  Malik Burnett, MD, MPD, MPH Slides and Handouts: Burnett-Cannabis Drug Policy and Social Justice UM

Empirical Reality or Methodological Uncertainty: The Promises and Perils of the Gateway Hypothesis in Today’s Drug Landscapes

Despite the long title, this presentation provides a relatively straightforward assessment of the gateway hypothesis – the notion that marijuana use will eventually lead to experimentation with harder drugs. There is a long tradition of research demonstrating that people with substance use problems often began by experimenting with marijuana. Moreover, early marijuana initiation has been…
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Cannabis: Considering the Lows of the High

As legalization of non-medical cannabis use continues to be the centerpiece for state and federal debate, this presentation will outline (a) current trends in use, as a function of sex, ethnicity, and legalization, (b) the extent to which biological and environmental risk factors influence various stages of cannabis use, (c) the outcomes robustly related to…
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Getting Into the Weed: Potentials and Pitfalls Affecting Medical Use

In this session you can expect to hear about our human endocannabinoid system and the basics of cannabis pharmacology, including differing effects from different dosage forms of cannabis or cannabinoid medicines. Dr. McQueen will also talk about short-term physical effects and drug interactions, then summarize with known and possible long-term harms of cannabis.  What do…
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Beyond the Smoke: The New Era of Cannabis as Medicine

During this talk, Dr. Marcotte will review recent findings regarding the potential for cannabis and cannabinoids to treat various medical conditions, side effects and safety concerns regarding cannabis as medicine, current challenges in conducting cannabis research, and future directions for the field. Learning Objectives To be able to identify: Three medical conditions for which cannabis…
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