Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EDT
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Julia Stover 
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. 
Area Agency on Aging Educational Seminar- 3 CEU's 

Recreational Marijuana 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

This program concentrates on the human and societal issues that are occurring in clinical and social settings because of the upsurge in recreational usage of high potency marijuana and marijuana products. With the state-led marijuana legalization effort, there has been a significant increase in the number of people (of all ages) that now consume some form of recreational marijuana on a regular basis. The marijuana that exists today, however, is far more potent and dangerous than anything we have seen in the past. Professionals need the latest information to monitor client responses and beliefs about this important issue in health care for all ages.


 At the conclusion of the program the participant will be able to:

  • describe the various types of THC products and common methods of delivery or consumption.
  • outline the major neurologic effects of THC and potential effects of chronic use.
  • describe how changes in marijuana potency over the past century have affected resulting manifestations of use
  • list the effects of THC use various organ systems and motor vehicle accident rates.
  • summarize the most common adverse reactions and drug interactions involving THC.
  • identify most current data bases available to keep up with new and research based information

Marcella Balin is highly regarded as an educator and presenter. She is an independent lecturer with fortytwo years of experience. Marcella Balin is highly regarded as an educator and presenter. She is an independent lecturer with thirtyeight years of experience. Her energetic schedule includes developing and presenting a rich variety of educational programs for professionals, teachers, corporate personnel, and private groups. She has worked with Health Care Professionals for all these years. She began studying with Dr. Ernest Kurtz in 1984  and has been studying these concepts with his mentorship since then.  In 1999 Dr. Kurtz passed many of his notes to Ms. Balin with the express purpose of enhancing her ability to share the information he spent decades researching.  She has formally been presenting this topic since the early 1990's.

Views and written materials presented during this seminar are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily represent the offical views and/or opinions of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc.