This course awards 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits upon completion. Awards 6 CE credits.

Lessons: 3

Multiple Choice Questions: 6 per lesson

CE/CME Hours: 6

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: This course has been developed to educate physicians, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers and other healthcare workers to enhance their understanding and comprehension of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in their study of mental health disorders.

Course Curriculum

Part I: History and Epidemiology
After completing this educational activity, participants will be able to (1) summarize the history, trends, and prevalence of marijuana use and marijuana use disorder (MUD) in the United States; (2) describe epidemiological trends that influence prevalence rates; and (3) delineate attitudes toward legalization of the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana and their impact on prevalence.

Part II: Neurobiology and Health Impact of Marijuana
After completing this educational activity, participants will be able to (1) demonstrate under-standing of the endocannabinoid system, and its functional role in both central and peripheral systems; (2) differentiate the function of Cannabinoid 1 (CB-1) from Cannabinoid 2 (CB-2) receptors; and (3) describe risk factors and psychopathology associated with Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) consumption.

Part III: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorder
After completing this educational activity, participants will be able to: (1) describe the effects of liberalized state marijuana laws on public health and safety; (2) delineate the risk factors, symptoms, and characteristics of cannabis use  disorder  (CUD)  in  adolescents  and  adults,  including  the  prevalence  of  co-occurring  psychiatric  disorders;  (3)  explain  the  strategies and clinical modalities commonly used for the assessment and diagnosis of CUD; (4) discuss the strategies and clinical modalities of current evidenced-based interventions for CUD—including motivational interviewing, motivational enhancement, and psychoeducational group therapy—in terms of the chronic disease management model of treatment and recovery. 

Approval Statements

American Medical Association
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. designates this CME activity for a maximum number of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Psychological Association
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd.  maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. 
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved CE credit hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved CE credit hours will be awarded are identified on the Website. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Our NBCC provider number is #5448.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) 
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd., is approved by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) . Our NAADAC provider number is #62695.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
The Hatherleigh Company is approved by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for New York State which covers Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC); Credentialed Prevention Professionals (CPP); and Credentialed Prevention Specialists (CPS). Our OASAS provider number is 0011.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this course work? Can I see more course and faculty information? When does it start?

This course is completely online and you can start right now. You can enter the course whenever you want and take it at your own pace. All course materials will be available to you upon purchase in PDF form. Your certificate will be available to you immediately upon successful completion of the coursework quizzes.

You may request to preview course learning objectives or faculty information before ordering by contacting our Customer Care Department. For all the ways to do this, please click here

Who should take your courses?

Any healthcare professional who want to keep up-to-date on the latest drug and clinical research, and those seeking high quality CME & CE programs to receive credit or contact hours for re-licensure.

Are Hatherleigh's courses commercially sponsored?

Hatherleigh ensures that activities are planned, developed, implemented independent of support from a commercial or ineligible company.

Hatherleigh will disclose whether or not faculty and planners of continuing education and medical education content have any relevant financial relationships with commercial entities that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

In such cases, Hatherleigh will have implemented steps to mitigate these relationships before the individuals engage in content development. This information is available on the Conflict of Interest Faculty and Advisory Board Disclosures page/section for all coursework.

When can I access the course?

Anytime! Once you have registered, you can access the course whenever you want, wherever you want and from any device you use.

Is there a deadline for course completion?

All of our courses must be completed within a three-year period from the purchase date. Accreditation and regulation changes occur. To ensure that you earn the maximum amount of credit from your course, we have instituted a three-year period for completion. Your certificate will state the date your coursework is completed.

What if I don't like the course? Can I have my money back?

All of our courses are unconditionally guaranteed for 30 days. 

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Please contact our Customer Care Department. For all the ways to do this, please 
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Pricing options

Choose either digital only or add print edition to your order. Printed course will be mailed to you via USPS.