Cannabis 2.0: Trends and Functions in the Body
Lunch is available at 11:45 AM
The Education Conference Center
The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont
1 CE Contact Hour
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Hanako Jones, MA, NCC
Starting Now Clinician and BUHS Student Assistant Program Counselor
Cannabis has changed by leaps and bounds since the 1970s, and methods for consuming this now dramatically more potent drug go beyond merely smoking or baking it into brownies. This presentation will unpack the research and science behind the current understanding of the physiological mechanism which is thought to cause cannabis addiction and debunk the still prevailing idea that the drug is only psychologically addictive. Ms. Jones will also describe more than 8 different ways that cannabis is consumed, and clinicians will learn some genetic markers that can predispose cannabis users to significant mental health disorders.
At the end of this learning event, participants will be able to:
1) list 3 ways cannabis has changed in the last 40 years.
2) describe how cannabis acts on the body’s normal production of anandamide.
Hanako Jones, MA, NCC, currently works at Brattleboro Union High School as a Student Assistance Program Counselor and at the Starting Now Program at the Retreat. Originally from Rhode Island, she came to the area to attend Marlboro College, and finished her graduate work at Antioch University in 2012.