September 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Zephyr Wellness and Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN)

Marijuana Effects on the Youth


As the landscape of marijuana laws, policies and use continue to grow and become normalized, health care professionals need to know how cannabis effects their patients cognitive functioning, health and well being.  Join us as we learn the latest essential medical information regarding marijuana from nationally renowned experts.

Learning Objectives

  • At the conclusion of this activity, participants will understand the state of the science with regards to marijuana. They will understand the differences between non-smoked components of marijuana for medicinal purposes, smoked marijuana for recreational uses, different components (eg CBD, THC), and how medical marijuana has worked in various U.S. states until now.

  • Participants will be conversant in the differences between Schedule I and II with regards to marijuana. Participants will also be able to discuss pressing issues related to marijuana policy in the US. They will be able to examine and give an overview about the current debate about legalization, in particular recent developments surrounding marijuana for medical purposes.

  • Participants will also understand what data monitoring systems are in place both nationally and in states to track progress and consequences of the changing marijuana policy landscape.

  • Finally, participants will understand what the various medical associations are saying about the evidence surrounding marijuana.




Dubbed the “prodigy of drug politics” by NBC News, author, consultant, former advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, affiliated fellow at Yale University, and adjunct professor, Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., has researched and implemented drug policy for 25 years. He has served Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, having been the only drug policy staffer to have ever served as a political appointee in a Democratic and Republican administration. He is the author of a new book, Smokescreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know, distributed by Simon & Schuster, and has been featured in virtually every major media publication and news channel on the subject of drug policy. He is the co-founder, with former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, and President of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), the only national organization with a staff in Washington DC working exclusively on smart marijuana policy issues. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.



Dr. Kenneth Finn is a graduate of the University of Texas at Houston in 1990 and he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1994. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He has been on the Exam Council for the American Board of Pain Medicine since 2001 and is also Level II accredited to perform impairment ratings for injured workers in the State of Colorado. Dr. Finn is a member of 1. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2. the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 3. the Spine Intervention Society. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, has been a medical advisor for Running and Fitness Magazine, and enjoys treating patients with spine and sports-related injuries.


Support for this program made available by Zephyr Wellness and Join Together Northern Nevada.

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Nevada Certification Board Approved
This event has been approved for continuing education by the Nevada Certification Board for all certifications.

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