Marijuana Use & Psychopathology in Adolescents

Ames, IA US
October 9, 2013

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand and appreciate the relationship between marijuana and synthetic cannabinoid use and the onset of psychatric illness.
  2. Appreciate the dilemma created by the legalization of "medical marijuana" and how this trend has legitimized marijuana use among teenagers.
  3. Understand why teenagers are most at-risk, in relation to the general population, for marijuana-induced psychiatric illness.

Professional Gap

There is widespread unawareness among the medical community with regard to the extent of adolescent substance abuse, cannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids in particular, and co-morbid or subsequent development of psychiatric illness as teens and young adults. This presentation is designed to increase provider awareness of the facts and accompanying misassumptions with regard to marijuana and synthetic cannabinoid usage so as to improve practice patterns and enhance preventive efforts in the primary care realm.


Gregory Barclay, MD
Barclay & Associates, P.C.



  • Dr. Barclay discloses that the commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce healthcare-related prodcuts or services, and are not relevant to the content he is planning, developing or presenting for this activity.

This program is supported from gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic & First American Bank.  The content and selection of a speaker is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation, McFarland Clinic, or First American Bank.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/09/2013 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/09/2013 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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