Case Studies in Marijuana: From Pharmacology to the Emergency Department

Upcoming free webinar from the PTTC 9. Participants will learn about marijuana: its pharmacology, THC, CBD, and its effects on the body. The webinar will present the most factual information and up-to-date data on marijuana and participants will review illuminating examples of daily marijuana poisonings that present to emergency departments across the Pacific Southwest Region. Learn the facts vs. the myths to assist you in your prevention work and to educate and protect future generations in your state and/or jurisdiction.

Presenter - Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP. She brought refreshing frontline medical experience to national health policy. She is a nationally acclaimed medical expert and speaker who continues to treat patients in the emergency department. As a mother of four, she relates to families who struggle. Dr. Lev uses data to drive change and is frequently quoted in print and television media. Dr. Lev is dually board certified in emergency and addiction medicine, bringing over 25 years of experience treating the frontline cases of addiction. She came to the White House as chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

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For days she couldn’t stop getting sick. At first she doubted the probable cause.

Many people, he added, are reluctant to tell doctors they use the drug or that they are dependent on it. CHS remains “way underrecognized” by doctors, he said, and is a diagnosis of exclusion typically made after other conditions have been ruled out.

“CHS is a very frustrating and alienating condition to have,” Danovitch added. “It often takes people a long time to be diagnosed and there’s a lot of suffering along the way.”

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MPI at NPN and SUD conferences - August 25th

CCR will be conducting workshops at this years National Prevention Network (NPN) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) statewide conference on August 25th. The session will focus on Prop 64's effects on public health and prevention efforts to tackle youth use.

See SUD conference details here.

Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults

Data collected in May shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape, Stanford researchers found.

To view Stanford study, click here.

Plan For Recreational Pot Sale In Unincorporated Areas Fails

A county supervisor's proposal to allow recreational cannabis products to be sold in unincorporated areas failed to advance Wednesday, after no other board member supported it.

To view Patch article, click here.