Cannabis and Mental Health


In this webinar, Natania Crane, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic, will provide current information on research and treatment related to cannabis use and mental health, including recent changes in cannabis use, how the endocannabinoid system may regulate mental health symptoms, and what we currently know about cannabis use and mental health.

Dr. Natania Crane’s research uses multiple methods (i.e., fMRI, EEG, cognitive, clinical, and self-report measures) to examine the brain and behavioral risk factors and consequences of substance use disorders, especially cannabis use disorder. An important aspect of her research is studying the relationship between clinical mental health factors and substance use, particularly between depression and cannabis use. Dr. Crane has received numerous awards, including a K23 Early Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Time: 11AM Pacific Standard Time | 7PM UK Time

Learning objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) recent changes in cannabis and cannabis use.
  • Discuss at least two (2) ways that the endocannabinoid system may regulate mental health symptoms.
  • Specify at least two (2) reasons why there is a link between cannabis use and mental health symptoms.

1.5 CME or CE credits available! For details about accreditation, download our flyer.

Sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs) and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.

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