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2022 Cannabis Update, Part 1: Cannabis Basics, Adverse Effects, Medicinal Uses (3 CEs CE Broker TrackingNo. 20-909415 - CE Broker Provider No. 50-15823).

  • 10 Apr 2022
  • 03 Oct 2050
  • Online On-Demand


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Cannabis is now at least partially legalized in all but 11 of the 50 United States of America, though it remains illegal under federal law.  Cannabis use is a politicized issue, and with a growing “Big Cannabis” industry on one hand and a treatment industry in which cannabis use disorders are the second most common diagnosis on the other, how are busy forensic evaluators and treatment professionals who work “in the trenches” of the American healthcare system supposed to sort through the increasingly massive and contradictory assortment of information on cannabis to develop a balanced perspective?  

NBFE provided a webinar on this topic in 2018, but it's time to get updated with the past four years of research!  This webinar was designed to provide an overview of recent research on cannabis use trends, adverse health effects, and the medicinal use of cannabis.  

Note: This webinar is connected to a two-part series.  Click here to register for 2022 Cannabis Update, Part 2: Evaluation and Clinical Decision-Making.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will articulate a basic understanding of how cannabis works in the brain.
  2. Participants will identify trends in cannabis use among teens and adults in the United States.
  3. Participants will review current research on the effects of cannabis on the human brain and body.
  4. Participants will review current research on medicinal use of marijuana.  


$40 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)

$50 for non-members

About the Presenter

Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.  Dr. Norton developed the Decision Matrix for CMHCs Encountering Medical Marijuana Use in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Settings.

Continuing Education Information 


The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

This webinar has been approved for 3.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling.

 CE Broker Tracking #20-909415 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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