Clearing the Air: Marijuana's Effect on Health

Changes in the public perception of marijuana have contributed to profound changes in drug policy and enforcement, as well as significant changes in availability of marijuana products. Dr. Danovitch's presentation will provide a review of recent findings on marijuana with an emphasis on addressing questions patients frequently ask their physicians about its use, and based on up-to-date science, suggest ways to improve physician-patient discussions about cannabis and apply them to a clinical setting. 


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PHYSICIANS: The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program can apply a maximum of 16.5 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing the Review Course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Answer patients’ questions about whether marijuana has legitimate medical benefits
  2. Explain to patients which treatments are effective for marijuana use disorder.
  3. Utilize a better system of communication with their patients about marijuana and cannabis products.
  4. Summarize the importance of competently counseling patients about marijuana.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
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Presenter: Itai Danovitch, MD

Dr. Danovitch is President of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, and Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Addiction Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. His research interests have focused on substance use disorders, particularly marijuana, as well as the integration of medical and mental health services.

Disclosure: None of the faculty or planners of this activity disclosed any commercial interests.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA Category 1


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