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Weed & Teens with ADHD

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT


How Cannabis Use Affects ADHD Symptoms and Sleep in Adolescents

EXPERT: Mariely Hernandez, Ph.D.

The increasing decriminalization of cannabis and cannabis-derived products has resulted in greater access to the drug and has reduced perceptions of harm related to frequent cannabis use. However, individuals with ADHD may be more vulnerable to developing problematic cannabis use than their neurotypical peers due to ADHD-related traits.

This webinar will examine the research on risks and benefits of cannabis-derived products, specifically regarding how it relates to sleep and ADHD. Sleep is a frequent motive and may be a driver of daily cannabis use. This webinar also will discuss the role of sleep health and substance use, the challenges of communicating these findings to youth who are at greatest risk, and some harm-reduction strategies for engaging youth in reducing drug use.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Effects of infrequent and frequent cannabis use on cognition
  • Risks of frequent cannabis use among ADHD youth today
  • Sleep disturbances in ADHD, cannabis use motives, and how frequent cannabis use affects sleep health over time
  • Strategies to improve sleep health and engage youth in reducing problematic cannabis use

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