Staff Report

The Institute of Counseling Professionals of Ocean County College is pleased to present Kenneth Finn, M.D., on Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m. via WebEx.

Dr. Finn will present Lessons from Colorado: Cannabis and the Opioid Epidemic — the Unintended Consequences of the Legalization of Marijuana. He will discuss the impact of marijuana use on physical, emotional and social health; the impact of recreational marijuana use on individuals and families; and the role of clinicians in providing services to individuals and families. Participants also will learn about the science of cannabis and pain, the impact of legalization on adolescent use and how expansion impacted Colorado’s drug problem.

This presentation is intended for licensed clinicians and has been approved by the Addiction Certification Board of New Jersey for three hours of continuing education for the following credentials: LCADC, CADC, LMFT, LAMFT, LPC and LAPC.

Finn earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School-Houston, and has been practicing Pain Medicine in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1994. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Pain Management. Dr. Finn currently serves as the president (2021) of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and formerly served on the Colorado Governor’s Task Force on Amendment 64 (which legalized marijuana for recreational use), Consumer Safety and Social Issues Work Group, and on Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council. He is the editor of Cannabis in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, a comprehensive compilation of multiple facets of cannabis from a medical perspective.

There is a $30 fee for the program. Call Workforce and Professional Education at 732-255-0400, ext. 409, to submit payment and receive registration credentials.