“From the Green Cloud,” Continuing the Marijuana Debate

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This interactive course explains the pros and cons of marijuana use and presents the at-risk issues of many youths. It includes up-to-date information about CBD oil and defines some of the issues needed for discussion. It provides both insights for the therapist and preparation for discussions with clients and their families. “From the Green Cloud” proposes facts and information for the coming wave of marijuana use and abuse. It will provide a healthy bridge for discussion between therapists and clients as well as parents with their families. 


  • Discover the endocannabinoid system and how it works. 
  • Analyze and compare different approaches and conclusions as to the efficacy and risks of marijuana use and abuse. 
  • Discuss legal issues associated with THC use in states where it is approved and decriminalized. 
  • Name the major risks associated with THC use. 
  • Express a personal, factual rationale for the use of, or the abstinence from, marijuana use. 
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      “From the Green Cloud,” Continuing the Marijuana Debate

Paul Hardy is the founder and executive director of Recovery for Life in Virginia Beach, Virginia. An expert leader in Hampton Roads, he is a pioneer in developing substance abuse recovery programs, recovery leaders, and program curriculum. Together, with his wife Suzie, he started Transition Homes for Hope helping individuals seek treatment after incarceration in a residential setting. Has worked with diverse populations and is well-known as a gifted and creative educator, speaker, and presenter. He has presented for Virginia Court DUI services, Christian Psychotherapy, and the Virginia Bar Association to name a few.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021, from 4-6 PM EST.

3-5 Central time