Youth Cannabis Use: Harm Reduction Strategies

During this webinar, Brittany Carney and Elizabeth Robinson will describe the role of potency in cannabis products, review risks associated with youth cannabis use, and discuss strategies to mitigate potential harms through a harm reduction approach.


Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the role of CBD and THC in potency of cannabis products/formulations 
  • Recall three health outcomes associated with youth cannabis use
  • Identify potential risks and adverse health risks associated with cannabis use
  • Develop a basic understanding of strategies to mitigate potential harms of youth cannabis use



Brittany Carney, DNP, FNP-BC (she/hers) is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance. She is a doctorally prepared, board-certified family nurse practitioner. Her passion is caring for youth and families, especially those with substance use disorder. Britt has published on various topics, including stigma for youth, caring for adolescents with substance use disorders and the role of addiction training for providers. She has also co-authored a book chapter on caring for adolescents with substance use. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and AMERSA (The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction). She received her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master's in Nursing degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Graduate School of Nursing. She also has a Master's in Medical Science from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.


Elizabeth Robinson, MSN, RN (she/hers) is the full-time nurse for the CATALYST Clinic at Boston Medical Center. CATALYST is a program for teens and young adults (up to age 25) with substance use disorder. As the team nurse, Liz helps with care management for patients in need of addiction treatment and primary care, assists with coordination of appointments for behavioral health, and provides harm reduction for those who are interested.


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Starts: Apr 26, 2024 11:30 am
Ends: Apr 26, 2024 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 25, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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