Our speaker is Alan Budney, PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. This presentation focuses on enhancing rural providers’ knowledge related to (a) the changing landscape of cannabis products and availability, (b) the potential to develop problems from cannabis use, (c) treatment models for helping those with cannabis problems in rural communities, and (d) the importance of communication for prevention, intervention, and public health in rural settings.
- Discuss the impact of the changing landscape of cannabis products and regulations on cannabis use and misuse, with a focus on primarily rural states
- Discuss the potential positive and negative impact of therapeutic (medical) cannabis use and policies
- Describe and discuss the nature of cannabis addiction, with emphasis on rural patients
- Discuss rural-specific treatment models for cannabis use disorder and common clinical issues related to beliefs about the effects of cannabis on physical and mental health