The Evolving Landscape of International Drug Policy Reform and Cannabis Use in California

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Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this lecture, learners will have a working knowledge of the following topics:

  1. Cannabis Initiatives, including medicalization, the pharmacotherapeutic future of cannabinoid agonists and antagonists, and the unique vulnerability of youth;
  2. International stance on the War on Drugs;
  3. “Soft vs. Hard” drugs, including the gateway concept and assessing harms to self vs. harms to society caused by various drugs of abuse;
  4. Sentencing Reforms
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AAPA
  • 0.50 AMA Category 1
  • 0.50 CAADAC
Course opens: 
09/15/2014
Course expires: 
08/31/2017
Cost:
$0.00
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Peter Banys, MD, MSc
Dr. Banys has been living and working in Hanoi as a Technical Advisor for an international NGO, assisting Vietnam in its scale-up of MMT as a response to an HIV epidemic. He is also working with Vietnam’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to expand advanced training. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF.  He has served on a federal advisory board for methadone treatment and was a co-author of a California Department of Alcohol & Drugs Report on Co-Occurring Disorders. He is a member of Gavin Newsom's Blue Ribbon advisory panel on marijuana policy reform in the State of California.  He is the Past-President of CSAM and a past-member of the Executive Board of ASAM. 

Dr. Banys has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AAPA
  • 0.50 AMA Category 1
  • 0.50 CAADAC

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/15/2014
Course expires: 
08/31/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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