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Internal Medicine Resident
12:45 - 1:45 pm
Cannabis Use Disorder
Dr. Steven Suastegui is currently an Internal Medicine Resident at Geisinger. With a passion for addiction medicine, he is currently awaiting his Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida.
As we know, the legalization of marijuana over the past decade has been rapidly accelerating. As Pennsylvania is likely to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it is about time we have a formal chat on the relationship between heavy cannabis use. In this lecture, we will be discussing the studies of cannabis use disorder as a brain disease, along with the evidence of negative effects surrounding chronic use in states where recreational marijuana is legal.
1. Defining Cannabis Use Disorder
2. Identifying some negative effects and outcomes from states with legal use.
3. Recognizing Bias in Media and in Research
4. Steps to overcome this disorder and new developments
Slides will be posted when available.