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Into the Weeds: Marijuana Legalization and Social Work Practice - 5.5 CEUs
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Into the Weeds: Marijuana Legalization and Social Work Practice - 5.5 CEUs

Online Registration is Closed. Please register at the door.

When: Friday, September 27, 2019
8:30am - 3:15pm
Where: Sheraton Needham Hotel
Needham, Massachusetts 
United States

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Please register at the door.




This full day conference will address the timely topic of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts and the role of social workers in the state’s evolving landscape.


The keynote will provide an overview of current regulations and their impact on clinicians and clients. Speakers will then focus on a variety of clinical and policy topics, including racial equity in marijuana implementation, assessment in practice, youth issues, and more.




8:30-9:00         Welcome and Comments

Sarah Coughlin, LICSW, LADC-1, NASW-MA Board President


9:00-10:15       Keynote: Cannabis Legalization in Massachusetts

Jennifer FlanaganMS in Mental Health Counseling, Cannabis Control Commission, former State Senator


10:15-10:30     Break


10:30-11:30     Racial Equity Issues in Implementation

Shaleen Title, MA, JD, Cannabis Control Commission


11:30-12:30     Making Sense of the Latest Science About Cannabis

Mark Albanese, MD, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry & Addiction Service, Cambridge Health Alliance;

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


12:30-1:15       Lunch


1:15-2:15         “Do You Think It’s the Pot?”: Assessing and Addressing Cannabis Use in Treatment

                   Gabrielle Dean, MPH, LICSW and Jon Cohan, CADC, Co-hosts of Right Mind Media Podcast on WUMB, private practices


2:15-3:15          Chronic Marijuana Use Among Teens and Young Adults

                   Rick Cresta, LICSW, BUSSW faculty, private practice


3:15 p.m.          CE Stamping


This program is approved for 5.5 CEUs for social workers and LMHCs.

Cost of Attendance: $90 for NASW members / $120 for non-members.

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