Filling the Cannabis Misuse Knowledge Gap for College Campus Health Teams
Keywords:College health, cannabis, professional development
Missouri legalized medicinal marijuana in 2018, however, knowledge gaps related to cannabis misuse exist on college campuses. This study evaluated the effectiveness of professional development on cannabis misuse. A mixed-method design was used. Subjects included students, faculty, and staff (N=40). Using an independent samples t-test (p<.05), analysis of student results (n=33) demonstrated significant increases in confidence in identifying various cannabis forms, routes, and safe levels of use; explaining problems related to cannabis use; discussing cannabis use and decreasing cannabis use; and implications of law and workplace policies. Participants reported being likely to use or share what they learned. There was no effect on the intention to change their use of cannabis. A further need for cannabis-related pregnancy and pain treatment information was reported.
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