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Next Free Webinar – Medical Cannabis in Minnesota–Thoughts for Those Who Work with Seniors – July 22 at Noon

Register Here- Medical Cannabis in Minnesota

By: Charles Reznikoff, MD, Addiction Specialist, Hennepin Healthcare

Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.

Whether you’re for it, against it, or decidedly undecided, the reality is that the legalization of marijuana — both for medicinal and recreational purposes — is on the rise.  One less-than-likely segment of the population picking up in their usage of medical marijuana? The 65-and-older set. This webinar will present an overview and update of how the Minnesota Medical Cannabis program functions, who is eligible, and important contraindications to consider for older patients.

In 2014 the Minnesota legislature created a process allowing seriously ill Minnesotans to use medical cannabis to treat certain conditions, and starting in August 2019, Alzheimer’s Disease will be added as a qualifying condition.  While the anecdotal evidence is strong for the use of medical marijuana and CBD for pain control, anxiety, cancer, etc., the status of research has been limited under federal law and there are few studies addressing how it affects the older population.


  1. Understand the difference between CBD and THC
  2. Understand the known benefits of medical cannabis
  3. Understand the risks and contraindications of medical cannabis

Charles Reznikoff, MD, Addiction Specialist, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Charles Reznikoff is an internal medicine and addiction medicine doctor at Hennepin Healthcare. He has served on the governors medical cannabis task force, written the HCMC policy on medical cannabis, and offers many lectures on the topic.  He also treats opioid addiction, alcohol addiction, and serves as a hospitalist eight weeks a year.



Related Articles:

Past Free Webinar: Elder Abuse Prevention and Vulnerable Adult Protection in Minnesota – Legislative Updates and Next Steps – June 17, 12 – 1:30 pm

Handout – MN Leadership Council on Aging – Moone June 2019
Handout – MN Dept. of Health – Dotseth June 2019
Handout – LeadingAge MN – Kvenvold June 2019
Handout – Care Providers of MN – Cullen June 2019
Handout – MN Elder Justice Center – Vickstrom June 2019
Handout – State Ombudsman for LTC – Hennen June 2019

Earn 1.5 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing. CEU Certificates are free for MGS members and $15 for non-members.

Hear from top leaders in Minnesota government and long-term care service organizations about:

  • Recent legislation designed to protect older vulnerable adults and reduce elder abuse
  • Legislative and budgetary impacts on Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
  • Policy revisions to strengthen staff training, support caregivers, improve care and reduce occurrences of abuse
  • Legal and ombudsman services to support older victims and caregivers

This webinar features leaders from government agencies, elder justice, and long-term care organizations charged with delivering quality care, supporting caregivers, and providing for the safety of those receiving care. Recent legislative and budgetary impacts on older adult services and protections will be discussed.

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