Webinar: Cannabis Use Disorder

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Cannabis use


9 to 10 a.m., April 10, 2023


Cannabis is considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Schedule 1 drug with a high potential for abuse and little to no medical benefit. Nevertheless, cannabis use has increased, and some patients use cannabis to address a wide range of health conditions despite limited scientific evidence regarding its efficacy. Further, marketing of cannabis products has likely contributed to changing patterns in use. This webinar will provide an overview of cannabis use disorder (CUD) including signs and symptoms of CUD. We will also explore the risks and consequences of CUD along with offering treatment strategies.

Objectives of this presentation:

  1. Review the history, epidemiology and pharmacology of cannabis and cannabis products
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of cannabis use disorder including intoxication and withdrawal states
  3. Explore the risk and negative consequences of cannabis use disorder and associated comorbidities
  4. Discuss treatment approaches including acute management as well as chronic medical management strategies


James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP, is a psychiatric pharmacist who focuses on the treatment of co-occurring disorders. He is a consultant with the National Clinician Consultation Center’s Substance Use Warmline. Dr. Gasper received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado and completed residency training at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.


Upon registration, participants will receive instructions on accessing the event.