2.25 CEs | $30.00 | Ruth Campbell & Richard Coleman

Join Dr. Ruth Campbell, LCSW and Richard Coleman, LMSW as they discuss the latest information on marijuana use in terms of: health, economic issues, criminal justice and treatment. This course was updated in 2022 with current comparison data that reveals trends of legalization vs non-legalization of marijuana in the US states.

This two and a quarter-hour long beginning to intermediate level online, self-study, recorded webinar was created in March, 2020, for social work and other clinical professionals.
Coleman says, “Because alcoholism and drug addiction are life-threatening disorders, the clinicians who work with people with substance use disorders (SUDs) should be given the best tools with which to operate.” . . .more on Coleman’s bio. 

Participants will be able to:

  1. list two physiological effects of cannabis
  2. describe two plant-based varieties of cannabis by psychoactive properties
  3. describe one symptom of moderate-severe Cannabis Use Disorder
  4. list one assessment instrument for Cannabis Use Disorder
  5. describe two medical conditions for which cannabis is prescribed as medicine

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 2.25-hour long course.

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you 2.25 CEs.

Insights to latest information on marijuana use

Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Connections Counseling Psychotherapy LCSW PLLC (CC_PLLC) is recognized by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports as an approved provider of continuing education for re-credentialing CASACs (#1435). This course work/training has been approved to satisfy CASAC renewal requirements and CPP/CPS initial/renewal credentialing requirements. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0747), LMHCs (#MHC-0272), and LMFTs (#MFT-0115) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers, LMHCs, and LMFTs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

All Other Social Workers*

Credit for this course from ASWB is not available at this time. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the authors

Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. and Richard Coleman, LMSW

Ruth is currently in private practice in New York City and in upstate NY. She is the Continuing Education Director of the non-profit organization Best Practice Trainers, Inc. (BPTI), which has a research and training mission.

She has 40 years’ experience working in mental health settings as a clinician, teacher, and author, and over 20 years’ experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders. She is a thoughtful and thought-provoking writer. Read her bio .

Richard is currently in practice in upstate New York. He has over 50 years experience working in mental health settings as a clinician and author, and 20 years experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders.

He is an engaging and dynamic clinician. Read his bio here.

Completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a course evaluation and posttest with at least 75% accuracy.

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