Understanding Cannabis & Cannabis Analogues
(Understanding Cannabis)

Understanding Cannabis

Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

• This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to understanding Cannabis and Cannabinoid Substances
• This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
1. History of Cannabis.
2. Signs and symptoms of Cannabis abuse, dependence, and withdrawal disorders; long-term and short-term use.
3. Health consequences of Cannabis use and withdrawal; Medical uses of Cannabis and THC
4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
5. The underlying neurobiology of cannabis dependence and withdrawal disorders, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically- impaired individuals;
6. Evidence-based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.

You have the option of downloading the course Lecture Notes or going through the material here on the site.

Following the completion of the course material, please complete the Course Evaluation and then proceed to take the Exam. After completing the Course Evaluation and passing the Exam, you can download and print your Certificate immediately.

PAHA Live-Streaming ZOOM Class Schedule          Course Revised 04/20/2021

All of the materials for the "Understanding Cannabis" course are located below: