Cannabis in Illinois: A Public Health Update Two Years into Legalization
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
More than two years ago, the state of Illinois legalized recreational cannabis for purchase and use by adults. This new law came several years after the state had instituted a medical cannabis program, in which patients with qualifying conditions, including minors, could use certain amounts of cannabis.
A lack of overall understanding of the prevalence of cannabis – both medical and recreational – in our communities and in Illinois may prevent physicians from discussing their patients cannabis use, and may directly impact the care or medical advice given to patients in clinical settings.
Join ISMS’ webinar on the public health impact of cannabis legalization in Illinois and the Opioid Alternative Pilot launched by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) in January 2019. The webinar will also provide an update on the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Program following recreational cannabis legalization.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Recognize the public health perspective in Illinois as a result of cannabis legalization;
- Provide an update on the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Program following recreational cannabis legalization; and
- Identify the Opioid Alternative Program launched by the IL Department of Public Health in January 2019.
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Sarah Patrick, MPH, PhD
Myles J. Willingham, RN, BSN
Nate Inglis Steinfeld, JD, MPA, CROO
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit