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Course Overview

Marijuana can have negative impacts on the brain, lungs, and cardiovascular system. Particularly on the developing adolescent brain, marijuana can have significant negative impacts. Recently, however, questions have been raised about what, if any, beneficial uses of marijuana for relieving the symptoms associated with certain diseases and illnesses could be. Due to limitations on the ability to perform research studies on marijuana, there has been a lack of evidence-based research. This course will discuss the impacts of marijuana on the human body, differences between natural and synthetic cannabinoids, and the possible medicinal benefits of marijuana based on the current research. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

About the Course Author

Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Karl J. Haake, MD, is currently the Pain Management Consultant for the Missouri Primary Care Association and lead facilitator for Missouri's Chronic Pain ECHO Project. He is an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine and is certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He formed the first pain clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri and consults with hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, private clinics, and FQHC's throughout the country regarding coordination of primary care, behavioral health, and pain management. In addition to clinical responsibilities, Dr. Haake is deeply involved with the improvement of the delivery of chronic pain care and addressing the issues associated with the utilization of opioid pain medications. He currently serves on the Opioid Prescribing Initiative with Missouri Health Net and the Department of Mental Health in Missouri. He has spoken regionally and nationally including at the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare and Psychiatric Rehab Conference, the National Association of Community Health Centers Community Health Institute, and the National Council for Behavioral Health. Dr. Haake received a Presidential Commendation from the American Academy of Pain Medicine in 2014 for work surrounding the coordination of pain care among specialists and primary care providers. He received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Karl J. Haake, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (44 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.5 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-S This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS


    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 (CEBroker Provider: 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    PCB Approved Education This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

    Content Area: C1; P2
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based with video clips.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Psychologists will receive 1.5 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.5 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-ADDICTION7
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-12-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-10-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the use and effects of marijuana and other cannabinoids.; Describe how cannabinoids may affect the brain and what research has been able to demonstrate so far.; Describe the current and potential pharmacological uses for cannabinoids to treat conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and conditions that can cause severe pain such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), central nervous system disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders.; List ways that natural and synthetic cannabinoids are similar and different.; Understand the effects of marijuana on the brain and other parts of the body.
  • Outline:

    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview of Effects of Marijuana and Cannabinoids on the Brain
    Meet Dave
    What Is Marijuana?
    Prevalence of Marijuana Use
    Legalization of Marijuana
    Potency of Marijuana
    How Marijuana Effects the Brain
    The Adolescent Brain and Cannabis
    How Marijuana Affects Other Parts of the Body
    Marijuana Use Disorder
    Other Effects of Heavy Marijuana Use
    Other Cannabinoids Effect on the Body
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Natural and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Similarities and Differences
    Natural Cannabinoids
    Synthetic Cannabinoids
    Similarities and Differences
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Medicinal Use of Marijuana and Cannabinoids
    Medicinal Uses of Marijuana and Cannabinoids
    Marijuana and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Cannabis and Neurodegenerative Disorders
    Research on Parkinson’s Disease
    In Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Neuropathic Pain
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; Entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Entry level Physicians; Entry level Professional Counselors; Entry level Psychologists; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.