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2022 Cannabis Update, Part 2: Evaluation and Clinical Decision-Making

  • 11 Mar 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Webinar (Zoom)
  • 70


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Cannabis is now at least partially legalized in all but 11 of the 50 United States of America, though it remains illegal under federal law.  Given the increase in medical cannabis use, how do forensic evaluators and treatment professionals decide what to do when a client presents with a medical cannabis card?  

NBFE provided a webinar on this topic in 2018, but it's time to get updated on the past four years of research!  This 3-hour webinar provides an overview of how to differentiate between recreational, medicinal, and disordered use of cannabis, and how to make sound clinical decisions when clients present with medical cannabis cards. 

Note: This webinar is connected to a two-part series.  Click here to register for 2022 Cannabis Update, Part 1: Cannabis Basics, Adverse Effects, Medicinal Uses.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will identify signs and symptoms of cannabis use disorders.
  2. Participants will utilize a decision matrix for addressing clients who present in treatment settings with medical marijuana cards.
  3. Participants will collaborate with other healthcare professionals to maximize clinical outcomes for clients presenting with medical cannabis cards.


  • $30 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
  • $40 for non-members

About the Presenter

Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.  Dr. Norton developed the Decision Matrix for CMHCs Encountering Medical Marijuana Use in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Settings.

Continuing Education Information 


The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

This webinar has been approved for 3.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking #20-897583 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

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