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Webinar: Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorder: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
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Webinar: Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorder: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM CST
Where: Zoom Webinar
United States
Contact: Kaitlin Scarbary

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Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorder: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

Wednesday, August 28th - 7pm EST / 6pm CST


This webinar will focus on what healthcare providers need to know to be able to effectively work with clients who are interested in using cannabis, use cannabis or meet criteria for Cannabis Use Disorder. Current demographics will be reviewed, including a focus on cannabis use and adolescents. This presenter will describe how the cannabis and cannabis edibles have been manipulated to produce more potent products. Side effects of cannabis use will be discussed, focusing on risks of medical and psychological harm. Assessment, treatment and future trends related to cannabis and cannabis use will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe demographics related to the use of cannabis
  • Review the medical and psychological manifestations of problematic cannabis use
  • Describe the importance of screening for problematic cannabis use and cannabis use disorder
  • Evaluate the current landscape and future trends regarding cannabis use in the United States

This course will be approved for one (1) nurse contact hour by the Florida Nurses Association (CE provider # 50-3103)


Bari Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FIAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR)
University of Colorado Hospital

Bari K Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with over thirty years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings. Ms. Platter is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainer and a certified Crucial Conversations trainer. Additional areas of expertise include Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Competency and Case Management. She is an internationally recognized speaker/ trainer and is published in the areas of addiction, cultural competency and mental health nursing. Ms. Platter and her co-author, Osvaldo Cabral, MA, LPC, LAC, have published a curriculum (published by Hazelden Publications), Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps (2012). Ms. Platter currently holds a position as a Clinical Associate at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Ms. Platter was awarded the Florence Nightingale Award for Innovations in Non-Traditional Practice. In 2018 she was inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing.


Members: $10
Non-members: $30
Pre-licensure Students: Free*

*Pre-licensure nursing students only. No contact hours will be awarded.

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