Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice & Policy Issues
The goal of this interactive workshop is to identify the changes that have occurred in the NJ Medical Marijuana Program. The history of marijuana legalization and major events that have shaped this history are discussed. Known scientific research on the benefits of medical marijuana and the risks associated with marijuana usage are covered, as well as the continued barriers to better scientific research on this topic. Interactive exercises are incorporated in order to have participants analyze child custody issues for clients who are on the NJ medical marijuana program. Other exercises include the participants discussing how treatment is impacted by medical marijuana and participants will analyze under what conditions there would be a “duty to report” a coworker on medical marijuana.
NEW Workshop Date:
February 22, 2019
Workshop hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
November 16, 2018 SOLD OUT EARLY!!
DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
This course is approved for 6 NBCC Clock Hours (LPC, LAC, LCADC, CADC, LMFT) of continuing education (NBCC Provider #6532). This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards- ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #87 Course #1964 from 07/30/2018 to 07/30/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 6.
Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date. Late requests for the 4 day workshop series can only bring in a substitute attendee or receive credit for a future workshop date. All refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee. If paid by credit card, an additional $4.01 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards. Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.
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Valid grievance requests must be received in writing/email within ten days of workshop date, or can be provided in person directly after the workshop. Every attempt will be made to resolve a grievance with a complainant at the time of the grievance. Should this not be resolved, the complainant will be provided further grievance procedures to follow including contacting the Licensed Professional Counselor Committee at the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6415, and/or contacting NBCC at (336) 547-0607, to report the nature of the unresolved grievance.
Any social worker not pleased with the complaint resolution provided by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC may appeal to the CE accrediting entity or their jurisdictional board. The State Board of Social Worker Examiners at the Division of Consumer Affairs can be reached at (973) 504-6495.
If you need any accommodations due to a disability, please contact Advanced Counselor Training, LLC upon registration to the workshop. We can be reached at 732-544-2189 or via email at email@example.com.
Additional Social Work Information:
Content in this workshop will cover practice and content levels of beginner to intermediate regarding medical marijuana.
Course Completion Requirements:
All participants will have to show 100% attendance. The workshop starts at 9 a.m. Participants will have to sign in at the beginning of the workshop and sign out at the end of the workshop. All participants must complete the course evaluation and hand it in at the end of the workshop. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants who meet all of these requirements at the end of the workshop day.
8:30 AM – Sign-in/Morning Coffee Station
9:00 AM – The History of Marijuana Legalization in the United States – (45 minutes)
- Marijuana legal status before 1937.
- Marijuana prohibition and Harry J. Anslinger.
- Marijuana prohibition 1950s and 1960s.
- The controlled substances act of 1970.
- The influence of President Nixon and the “war on drugs”.
- Tightening of prohibitive laws from the 1980s and 1990s.
9:45 AM – Medical Marijuana Ethics – Policy Issues (1 hour)
- Discussion of the ethics around clinical staff using medical marijuana.
- Does a licensee on medical marijuana pose a “duty to report” to the division of consumer affairs. Discussion of Title 45:1-37 and Title 45:1-21.
- Can employers fire an employee who has positive urine drug screen for cannabis if they are prescribed marijuana?
- Should medical marijuana be treated differently than other prescribed medications?
- Sample policy on medical marijuana and recent legal white paper.
- Interactive group exercise in regards to whether a duty to report exists.
10:45 AM – (15 Minute Morning Break)
11:00 AM – Understanding the Nomenclature and Relevant Cannabinoids in Marijuana (30 minutes)
- NJ’s limit of 10% THC and what that means.
- THC and THCA, vs. CBD. Which cannabinoids are relevant and why only one type can be present in high amounts.
- The effects of CBDs on THC.
- Introduction into the NJ medical marijuana program: debilitating conditions covered.
11:30 AM – Medical Marijuana Research – Risks and Benefits (1 hour)
- Marijuana usage – beneficial effects.
- Marijuana usage – effects to the respiratory and immunity systems.
- Marijuana usage – cancer causing research results.
- Marijuana usage – influence on mental health disorders, substance use disorders and psychosocial effects.
- Marijuana usage – injury, death and pre-natal issues.
- Barriers to marijuana research.
12:30 PM – Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 PM – Medical Marijuana Ethics – Child Custody Issues (1 hour)
- Discussion of the ethics around medical marijuana as it relates self-determination vs. safety issues.
- Medical marijuana parent and potential child custody issues.
- Interactive group exercise on a client with DCP&P involvement and on medical marijuana.
2:30 PM – (15 Minute Afternoon Break)
2:45 PM – Process of Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card (45 minutes)
- Discussion of the steps necessary to obtain a medical marijuana card in NJ.
- Qualifying conditions and rates of referral for medical marijuana and usage of medical marijuana.
- Restrictions (public) to where a qualifying patient can smoke/vape medical marijuana
- Virtual tour of the Garden State medical marijuana dispensary.
3:30 PM – Medical Marijuana – Continued Treatment Implications (1 hour)
- Discussion of the ethics around continuing to treat a client with a diagnosed cannabis use disorder who is also on medical marijuana.
- How should a clinician/program respond if probation states that treatment is required for a medical marijuana client.
- Interactive exercise: medical marijuana and continued treatment with a client.
4:30 PM – Question/Answer Period, Attendee Sign-out, Certificate of Completion Dissemination
6 Hour Workshop – Medical and Legal Marijuana
$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 02/08/19)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 02/09/19 – 02/20/19)
Frequently Asked Questions
Will this workshop only be held in Tinton Falls?
Currently, we are holding this in central NJ to allow as many people as possible to have access to this workshop.
Which licensures are these clock hours approved for?
Social Workers (LCSWs and LSWs) – this course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #87 Course #1964 from 07/30/2018 to 07/30/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 6. This course is approved for for 6 contact hours for LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs and LMFTs as this course is NBCC approved, provider #6532.