Medical Marijuana: What Mental Health Clinicians Need to Know with David Aronson, LCSW

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In this podcourse, Lisa interviews David Aronson, LCSW and he presents Medical Marijuana: What Mental Health Clinicians Need to Know

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the basic history of cannabis in the United States.

  • Recognize the therapeutic benefits, side effects, and safety risks of THC and CBD use.

  • Differentiate between medical, recreational and dependent or problematic marijuana use.

About David: In his work with the chronically ill, David was routinely asked questions about cannabis use, which led him to research the subject in-depth so he could better understand the impacts of cannabis use on his patients and provide them with better information and answers.

Since 2017, he has trained thousands of healthcare and mental health professionals throughout the country about cannabis so they too can better understand the impacts of cannabis on their patients' mental and physical health and ensure they are up to date on the legal and ethical issues that might affect their work.

About Lisa Mustard: Lisa Mustard, MPH, EdS, LMFT has worked for a college counseling center, addiction recovery center and most recently has been working with a military branch for the past 12 years. In September 2022 she opened up a virtual coaching practice. She is the host of The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard. She is also the Founder and Owner of Mustard Consulting, LLC. Lisa consults with and coaches other therapists who want to pivot their skill sets to make an impact outside the therapy room.

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Completion Requirements: To obtain your certificate of completion, you must listen entirely to the audio, pass the podcourse completion quiz and complete a satisfaction survey.

Refund policy: No refunds are provided for self-study courses.

Disclosure Statement for David Aronson; Financial: David Aronson receives a speaking honorarium from Mustard Consulting, LLC.

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The information shared in this episode is for educational purposes only. If you need professional help for cannabis issues, please contact a mental health provider.

Mental Health Resources and Support: 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center. Phone: 988 Website:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. SAMHSA’s National Helpline | SAMHSA

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