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2019 Green Symposium
Monday, April 08, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST
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2019 Green Symposium 

Posted: February 9, 2019 

Date: April 8, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: COPIC Insurance Company, Mile High room 

Onsite registration available!!

Join CPA and presenter Dr. Stuyt for her program on Monday, April 8 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. The Green Symposium is an annual gathering hosted by the Colorado Psychological Association. The Symposium focuses on the latest developments and research findings regarding cannabis. It began in 2017 in an effort to disseminate information to behavioral health care providers and others in the treatment community.

Marijuana Impact Assessment – The Consequences of High Potency THC Marijuana

Dr. Stuyt, MD




Level of Programming
: Introductory

Program Description: 
Advocates for the legalization of medical and retail marijuana are quick to point out all the possible benefits that a community might see from such a venture. These include increased jobs, increased tax revenue, possible medical benefits and they advertise it as “safe” and “healthy” and “organic”. They utilize the words “cannabis” and “marijuana” for everything without differentiating between the different forms of cannabis that can have very different effects on the mind and body. Many people who have voted for legalization thought they were talking about the marijuana of the 1960s to 1980s when the THC content was less than 2 %. However, without any clear guidelines or regulations from government officials, the cannabis industry has taken a page from the tobacco and alcohol industries’ play book and developed strains of marijuana and concentrated marijuana products with much higher concentrations of THC, the psychoactive component that causes addiction. The more potent a drug is, the stronger the possibility of addiction and the more likely the person will continue to purchase and use the product. If states continue to commercialize marijuana as has been done in Colorado we are destined to see many more people requiring treatment for addiction, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and psychosis. This talk will cover how marijuana use contributes to all of these. We need to continually educate every one of the risks and increase prevention efforts to prevent children and adolescents from initiating marijuana use.

**3 CE Credits Available!

CE Price: $25.00

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the difference between different forms of cannabis including hemp, CBD products and high potency THC plants and concentrates.
  2. Describe the effect of THC on the developing brain.
  3. Discuss the role high potency THC cannabis plays in addiction, anxiety, depression, suicide, psychosis and cognitive impairment.

 

 The Colorado Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.



Registration

CPA Member - Psychologist: $65.00
Non-Member - Psychologist: $75.00

CPA Member - Student: $10.00
Non-Member - Student: $15.00

 Register Here!