Free NAADAC Webinar

December 4, 2014
Watch: On-Demand Recording
Download: PowerPoint Slides
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz
Answers: Live Event Q & A

Marijuana policy is shifting quickly in the United States.  This free webinar will provide an update on the status of medical marijuana and recreational use. This webinar will also discuss the history of marijuana use in America, as well as weigh the pros and cons of legalization and decriminalization and potential consequences going forward. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • recall the history of marijuana policy in America;
  • understand the effects of marijuana on the body and brain; and
  • discuss the pros and cons of decriminalization vs. legalization.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 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.

Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Frank Greenagel, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, MPAP candidate, CCS candidate, is a clinical social worker who specializes in addiction & recovery treatment. He is the Executive Director of College Recovery, LLC. Frank is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. He is also an instructor at the Center of Alcohol Studies. He writes a blog at He conducts trainings and delivers keynote speeches around the country. Frank worked as the Recovery Counselor at both Rutgers New Brunswick & Newark for five years, where he oversaw recovery housing and coordinated student & alumni activities. In 2011, Rutgers won the NAADAC (National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors) Organization Achievement Award. Rutgers is considered by many to have the strongest recovery college program in the world.

Frank served in the Army for six years while studying history and English at Rutgers. He studied Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England, and taught English in Japan in 2003. Frank graduated with his MSW from Rutgers in 2006. He spent 3 years teaching English at Elizabeth High School, and 6 years working as an outpatient counselor at Hunterdon Drug Awareness. He has served on the NJ Governor's Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (GCADA) since 2011 and was also the Chairman of the NJ Heroin & Opiate Task Force. In 2014, Frank was directly commissioned into the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in a Medical Company.

On a personal note, Frank is an passionate sports fan who loves the Minnesota Vikings. He is also an avid traveler, having been to 18 countries, 46 states and 39 baseball stadiums. Frank has run two marathons. A true Anglophile, he's played croquet since childhood. He has visited every major Civil War battlefield. He considers himself a minor authority on Rock 'N Roll and a major authority on comics and the Marvel Universe. He likes to review books and comics on Amazon.

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.

Technology Partner

This webinar is produced in partnership with Orion Healthcare Technology.

Orion Healthcare Technology

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