June 22, 2012
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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June 8, 2012 (11:59 PM) EST

Marijuana: What's the Big Deal?

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We will be presenting at "Marijuana: What's the Big Deal?" in Akron, Ohio on June 22. Be sure to attend the following:.

Lunch with the Expert: Integrating Addiction & Mental Health Treatment, Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Time: 12:40 to 1:45 pm
  • Presenter:  Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, medical consultant at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University and chief clinical officer of the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County (get bio, click here).




Participants in "Marijuana: What's the Big Deal?" will ...

  • Receive an overview of medicinal marijuana, the value of some substances found in marijuana, the risks of smoked marijuana, and the dangers of ignoring FDA warnings and other safety measures that apply to other prescription medicines;
  • Receive a summary of the effects of marijuana on the brain with an emphasis on the potential dangers of marijuana on the developing adolescent brain;
  • Learn about pending medical marijuana legislation in the state of Ohio;
  • Be able to describe and deliver a counter message for at least 4 marijuana myths;
  • Acquire information about current marijuana usage and trends;
  • Learn about the impact of the passage of medical marijuana legislation in the State of Michigan.


  • Neil A. Capretto, D.O., FASAM, Medical Director, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Aliquippa, PA.
  • Captain Hylton Baker, Commander, Summit County Drug Unit, Summit County Sheriff's Office, Akron, OH.
  • Doug Wentz, MA, OCPS II, Community Services Director, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, Youngstown, OH.
  • John Kroneck, MA, LPC, CPC-R, Montcalm County Health Promotion Coordinator. Cherry Street Services, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Jim Ryan, OCPS II, Consultant, Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Prevention Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
  • Donna Conley, LSW, OCPS II, ICPS, CEO, Ohio Citizen Advocates for Chemical Dependency Prevention & Treatment.
  • Brad DeCamp, MPA, Assistant Chief of Treatment & Recovery/Certification & Compliance Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services, Columbus, OH.
  • Molly Stone, LSW, OCPS II, Program Manager of Prevention Services, Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services, Columbus, OH.


CEUs available for RN/LPN, social workers, counselors, psychologists. Consult the website of the sponsoring organization.


  • County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board
  • Community Partnership of Summit County
  • Summit County Children Services


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