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Negative Impacts of High Potency THC on the Developing Brain and Mental Health - This Is NOT "Medicine"
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This talk is an overview of the unintended consequences seen from the use of high potency THC products including cognitive problems, addiction, psychosis, worsening mental health, suicide, cannabis hyperemesis syndrome and violence.
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 
  • Describe how today's marijuana is not like the marijuana they may have experienced in the past.  
  • Define what levels of THC are supported by the literature for certain medical conditions and what levels have not been supported by research.
  • Describe the effect of THC on the developing brain.   
  • Determine the role high potency THC cannabis plays in addiction, anxiety, depression, suicide, psychosis, violence, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, and cognitive impairment.
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Credit Statement
This webinar has been approved for a maximum 1, AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOAAM is accredited by the AOA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Elizabeth 'Libby' Stuyt, MD 

Elizabeth 'Libby' Stuyt, MD is a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist and has worked in the addiction/behavioral health field since 1990. She was the Medical Director for the Circle Program, a 90-day inpatient treatment program, funded by the state of Colorado, for persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who have failed other levels of treatment from 1999 - 2020. She was instrumental in helping the Circle Program to become tobacco free in January 2000 and has been a strong advocate of the need to address all addictions at the same time, including tobacco, to improve outcomes. She has been actively incorporating complementary treatments into treatment programs, including the 5-point ear acupuncture NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol and BST (Brain Synchronization Therapy), to help patients recover from addiction as well as trauma which often underlies addiction and chronic pain issues. She retired from clinical practice in 2021 and continues to do consultant work for treatment programs, trainings on ear acupuncture and BST and presentations to educate as many people as possible on the un-intended consequences of the commercialization of marijuana in Colorado, focusing primarily on the deleterious effects of high potency THC on the developing brain. She is on the board of the International Academy on the Science and Impacts of Cannabis (IASIC) and believes that people should be following the science regarding policies related to cannabis. 

You may email Dr. Stuyt with questions. Email address is available on the final slide. 

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Jan 01, 2027
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Resident/Intern Member: $0.00
Student Member: $0.00
Credit Offered:
1 AOA Category 1A Credit
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