Date and Time
Wednesday, April 19th, 6:00-7:30pm
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
6600 York Road, Suite 204
Baltimore, MD 21212
The past two decades has seen major shifts in U.S. marijuana-related legislation with unclear implications for today’s youth. Marijuana is also the primary drug for which U.S. teenagers present for drug abuse treatment. Despite increasing rates of marijuana use and marijuana-related disorders in the U.S., relatively little attention has been paid to its psychiatric manifestations. The presenters will review the impact of marijuana use on brain function, risk for psychiatric disorders, and relation to life outcomes in adolescents. The impact of marijuana use during pregnancy on fetal development and childhood function will also be discussed. The presenters will provide information on how to gauge marijuana use in the current policy climate, and how and when to consider treatment for problematic or concerning use in adolescents and families. Information on local and national resources will be provided.
About the Presenter
Dr. Pravesh Sharma is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Christopher Hammond and Dr. Michelle Horner are Assistant Professors of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins.
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