In the first part of this webinar, participants will learn about current trends for cannabis use and cannabis use disorders in teens. An overview of the main components of cannabis and how they relate to adolescents’ physical and mental health will be provided. The evidence for the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children and teens will also be discussed.
In the second part of the webinar, several different scenarios will be used to present and discuss some of the ways in which adolescents who used cannabis regularly may experience difficulties with their health and wellbeing. The complex interplay between social, familial, academic, and health factors will be discussed.
There will be a lot of time allocated to addressing questions from participants and there will be an opportunity to identify key questions of interest at the beginning of the session. Links to useful resources for teens, parents, teachers, and other professionals working with adolescents will be shared.