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Cannabis Symposium

Learn more about our upcoming Cannabis Symposium experience.

The Cannabis Symposium is a one-day series of web-based trainings on the ever changing landscape of cannabis, taking place December 1, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. Access to the Cannabis Symposium is available for $50 and provides access to the live during the symposium and archived recordings for the keynotes and learning session. Active individual or campus members can purchase access to the event at a discounted rate of $40 by logging into the member portal to access the member discount promo code.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participation in this event, please contact HECAOD at hecaod@osu.edu or call 614-292-5572.

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$40- Campus, ScreenU, Institutional, and Individual Members

$50- Non-Members

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Cannabis Symposium Agenda:

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Keynote – Cannabis & College Students: Mental Health, Memory Effects, and More

December 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. Jason Kilmer

Join Dr. Jason Kilmer as he dives into the impacts of cannabis on mental health, memory, and sleep among college students. Dr. Kilmer will review the current literature and discuss prevention and early intervention opportunities on campus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a screening measure for cannabis use disorder.
  • Identify at least one way in which cannabis use could contribute to or exacerbate mental health concerns for students.
  • Understand associations between cannabis withdrawal and student-reported reasons for cannabis use.
  • Identify at least one prevention opportunity for use on college campuses.
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Learning Session – Cannabis Advertising & Social Media

December 1, 2022 at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. Stacey Hust & Dr. Jessica Willoughby

As state’s legalize recreational use of cannabis, social media posts and traditional advertising about cannabis products have become more common.  Many brand-generated posts and advertisements use appeals that underage youth find interesting and attractive. In this session, we will discuss cannabis advertising and cannabis posts on social media, including pro and anti-cannabis messaging, and their association with outcomes related to cannabis use among adolescents and young adults.

Learning Objectives

  1. -Describe the state of advertising and social media as it relates to cannabis.
  2. Understand how social media is associated with intentions to use cannabis and use of cannabis among adolescents and young adults.
  3. Consider the various appeals presented in brand-generated cannabis advertising on social media and their impact on cannabis-related outcomes.
  4. Consider the role of practitioners in helping young people critically evaluate cannabis messaging and understand how they can use social media to communicate health messages aimed at reducing cannabis misuse
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Roundtable Discussion – Cannabis Impaired Driving

December 1, 2022 at 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. ET | Moderated by Dr. Jim Lange

Cannabis impaired driving is on the rise across the country. Although most students report understanding the dangers of alcohol impaired driving, students hold misconceptions about the safety of driving after using cannabis. Join this roundtable discussion around collegiate impaired driving to learn more about the issue, explore current initiatives addressing the issue, and discuss how you can make an impact on your campus and within your community.

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Roundtable Discussion – Cannabis & Recovery

December 1, 2022 at 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. ET | Moderated by Kristina Canfield

Join Kristina Canfield, Executive Director of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, to discuss issues facing collegiate recovery programs as it relates to the use of cannabis.

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Roundtable Discussion – Effective Strategies for Talking to Students about Cannabis

December 1, 2022 at 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. ET | Moderated by Dr. Stacey Hust

There are many misconceptions that students hold as it relates to cannabis. Join Dr. Stacey Hust, associate professor of communications at Washington State University, as she leads conversation around effective strategies for talking to students about cannabis.

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Closing Panel Discussion – Cannabis Policy & Regulation

December 1, 2022 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET | Panelists: Dr. Gillian Schauer, Dr. Julie Croff, Dr. Jason Kilmer & Logan Davis

The legal landscape for cannabis is ever changing and is different from state to state. Join Logan Davis as he moderates our closing panel to hear the latest on cannabis policy and regulation and the role that campuses can play on the local level. Join Dr. Gillian Schauer, Executive Director of the Cannabis Regulators Association, Dr. Julie Croff, researcher at Oklahoma State University & Dr. Jason Kilmer from University of Washington for a discussion on current cannabis regulation, how policy impacts the cannabis sales environment, and what campus professionals should know about the current legal landscape.

Cost: $50 | $40 for HECAOD Campus and Individual Members

Active individual or campus members can purchase access to the event at a discounted rate by logging into the member portal to receive the member discount promo code.

HECAOD member? Log in to your member portal or contact hecaod@osu.edu for access information.

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