Don't Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington/Oregon Marijuana Laws



Presented and developed by Eric Strom, Attorney at Law, LMHC


This session is going to be recorded.  If you have any concerns, please let us know. 

Part 1:

The laws, regulations, and policies regarding the legal use of marijuana are rapidly changing.  Among the general public, there are many misperceptions and misunderstanding of current rules.  In this workshop we will examine Washington/Oregon State and Federal legal standards regarding legal use of marijuana.  We will also discuss legal and ethical issues related to the use of marijuana by clinicians.  Participants will gain increased understanding of the current laws regarding marijuana use to best support their work with clients.  This course is intended to meet the law and ethics CE requirements for mental and behavioral health providers.

Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of Federal and Washington/Oregon State marijuana laws
  • Analyze the interaction between Federal and State Controlled Substance laws
  • Apply Federal and State Controlled Substance laws to decision making as a credentialed healthcare provider
  • Understand unique issues related to marijuana and working with veterans.

Part 2

Building upon the information in Part 1, we will review the Washington/Oregon State and Federal legal standards regarding legal use of marijuana.  We will then discuss legal and ethical issues related to the use of marijuana by clients.  Participants will gain an increased understanding of the current laws regarding marijuana use to best support their work with clients.  

Objectives:

  • Review Federal and Washington/Oregon State marijuana laws
  • Gain an understanding of medical marijuana and clinical scope of practice
  • Recognize the potential impacts the use of legal marijuana may have on clients
  • Gain awareness of cross-jurisdictional issues related to legal use of marijuana



Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs

6 Law and Ethics CEs


Eric Strom, Attorney at Law, LMHC


Eric Strom is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation and guidance to mental health professionals.  The focus of Eric's clinical practice is providing mental health counseling services to combat veterans.  Eric is currently serving as the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.

Eric has provided legal counsel to the US Naval medical facilities throughout the Western United States and the Pacific as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy JAG Corps Reserve.  Eric has taught a range of courses in professional ethics at a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate programs, including Argosy University, Seattle University, and Edmonds Community College.

Eric graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit MI, attended the Hague Academy of International law in Hague, Netherlands, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Northwest School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Seattle, and is currently working towards his PhD in Counseling at Oregon State University.




Upcoming Dates and Registration


Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $159.00 USD

Campus: Shoreline Center , Shoreline, WA
Room:     Aurora Room-South End
Map:       Directions to our campus location.
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