Course Highlight: Cannabis Wise

Calender Posted on: July 3, 2019clock Time to read: 2 minutes

More and more states are decriminalizing and legalizing cannabis for recreational use. Cannabis education is increasingly important as perceptions of the risk associated with cannabis use change. Cannabis use can severely impact you and those around you. It can lead to psychosis, impair learning, cause problems later in life, impair driving ability, and more. Educate your students about marijuana and how to make responsible choices about marijuana use by having them take our course Cannabis Wise or Marijuana-Wise HS

Cannabis Wise is designed to dispel common myths about cannabis, clarify understanding about THC vs CBD in cannabis, challenge expectancies related to THC use and reduce high-risk behavior. Fully-researched, evidence-based information allows students to objectively view cannabis use. Personalized feedback integrated through eCHECKUP TO GO tailors the course to each student and ensures engagement.

Learning Outcomes of Cannabis Wise:

  • Self-assess patterns of use on a daily and weekly basis
  • Understand how marijuana works and how the body absorbs and metabolizes THC and other chemicals
  • Review a confidential summary based on their personal use, if any
  • Recognize links to schizophrenia and impact on IQ from persistent cannabis use
  • Identify dangerous health consequences of using synthetic marijuana
  • Recognize that cannabis is almost four times as potent today as it was 20 years ago
  • Understand the difference between CBD and THC in cannabis products
  • Discuss the different forms of concentrates and how they are created
  • Recognize negative health effects of use on respiratory system and brain function and development
  • Discuss effects cannabis can have on a user’s life, both short- and long-term
  • Recognize the possibility of legal consequences from cannabis use, even in states where it is legal for certain uses
  • Discuss the positive and negative effects of vaping cannabis
  • Discuss how certain methods of use feel “safer” but actually result in more dangerous use
  • Recognize danger of cannabis-induced harmful behaviors
  • Compare peer use and perception of peer use 
  • Understand that cannabis affects a user for up to three days after use
  • Understand that cannabis use may increase the likelihood of using other drugs and/or alcohol
  • Understand the “Expectancy Effect”
  • Discuss cannabis use disorder (CUD) and factors that increase its likelihood
  • Explore negative outcomes that can result from use including addiction, tolerance, dependence, and overdosing

Get the cannabis education you need for your campus to set up your students for success! Contact us today at 3rdmil.com or call us at (888) 810-7990 to get started!