The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is excited to present the IASIC Speaker Series. Presented free of charge, this ongoing educational seminar series will focus on the science, data and peer-reviewed research surrounding marijuana and will be led by international medical experts. This non-partisan and non-political series is continually developed, organized, and guided by doctors.
Session: Marijuana and the Pediatric Patient: Psychosocial Screening and Intervention in the Age of Legal Marijuana
Presented By: Shannon Murphy, MD
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time: 1:00PM Eastern/10:00AM Pacific
Psychosocial screening is an essential part of the adolescent medical visit. Recent changes in marijuana laws around the country have impacted adolescent views on marijuana and teens’ perception of harm regarding marijuana use has decreased. Currently, marijuana now surpasses tobacco use for many young people. The adolescent visit is an important opportunity to address common misperceptions regarding use. This talk will give the provider an update on today’s marijuana and includes a). a brief review of those health effects that make the adolescent population particularly vulnerable to marijuana use, b). a discussion on cultural norms and how they affect adolescent and young adult use, and c). the importance of self-efficacy in choosing healthy behaviors.