Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A Recorded Webinar


In the United States, medical marijuana is now broadly or partially legalized in 34 states, though it remains illegal under federal law. Variation in state and local laws, contradictory research about medical marijuana, and inconsistent administrative policies and procedures can create confusion for addictions professionals. Additionally, addictions professionals are often well aware of the dangers and drawbacks of potentially addictive substances such as marijuana and are accustomed to clients feigning or exaggerating symptoms in pursuit of addictive medication, yet we also sometimes work with clients suffering from debilitating biomedical conditions who might benefit from medical marijuana. This training was designed to provide addiction professionals with a foundation of relevant knowledge about medical marijuana (Part 1) and a clinical decision tree for choosing a sensible and appropriate course of action when working with clients presenting with medical marijuana cards (Part 2).

Learning Objectives
  • Define medical marijuana and describe the difference between THC and CBD.
  • Identify disorders that may be treated by medical marijuana.
  • Identify potential adverse health effects and drawbacks of medical marijuana use.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.


Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, ICADC, SAP, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who serves 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 President-Elect and Chair of Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. An experienced clinician, presenter, and clinical supervisor, he 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 and has been published in several journals and magazines in the addictions and counseling professions.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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