Next Free Webinar – Cannabis and Older Adults in 2023 – June 12th at Noon

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

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As the status, access to, and usage of marijuana and marijuana-derivative products in Minnesota shifts, this webinar provides an overview, from both a legislative and medical perspective.  Older adults are increasingly aware of the publicized benefits of these products but are uncertain about how the products may be available and/or used. Discussion goals are to provide information about possible medical uses and frequently asked questions about cannabis for older adults, in the context of the changing legal landscape in Minnesota.


  1. Familiarize the audience with the medical uses and side effects of cannabis
  2. Understand dosing and differences in onset and duration between edible and inhaled forms
  3. Describe the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program and new legislation for recreational/nonmedical cannabis
  4. Provide an overview of evidence for cannabis products in common conditions affecting older adults

Dr. Emily Escue, MD, Geriatrics/Senior Care

Dr. Emily D. Escue is a geriatrician treating older adults in outpatient, nursing home, assisted living, and home settings.  She is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and palliative care. She cares for patients in the clinic, as well as in nursing facilities and their homes. She has a special interest in complex chronic illness management, dementia, and advanced care planning.

Dr. Escue is currently a faculty Geriatrician and Palliative Medicine physician at Hennepin Healthcare and an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.  She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in 2013 and completed residency and fellowships at the University of Chicago.