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This training was developed by the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute with funding from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General in grant #A85413. Updates and new content were added in February 2017 with support from I-502 funds to the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington.

Advisory Board

We want to acknowledge the help of the following individuals, who answered our questions about the use of medicinal cannabis in clinical practice, tested the training for functionality, helped collect references and materials for the provider toolkit, or provided feedback and suggestions for improving presentation and flow. Without their help, we could not have completed this project. The final content, and February 2017 revisions, however, were the sole responsibility of the main study design team.

  • Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD
  • Noreen Balch
  • Mark Cooke, JD, MSW
  • Leann Chan, MS
  • Joyful Freeman, RN
  • Darlene Gabanek, MD
  • Michelle Ingalsbe, MSW
  • Simone Javaher, RN, BSN, MPA
  • Jane Klein – Publisher
  • Barbara Leigh, PhD
  • Martina Martin, ARNP
  • Tina Rowley
  • Ethan Russo, MD
  • Gillian Schauer, MPH
  • Michelle Sexton, ND


The following contributors have indicated that they have no financial relationships to disclose.

Project Director:
Beatriz Carlini, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Senior Research Scientist, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, UW
Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Public Health, UW

Content Experts:
Gregory Carter, M.D.
Medical Director, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
Clinical Instructor, MEDEX, UW

Roger Roffman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, UW

Reinaldo Naoto Takahashi, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Additional Instructor:
Maria Pettinato, R.N., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Seattle University

CME Chair:
Dennis Donovan, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Director, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, UW

Project Staff:
Sharon Garrett, M.P.H., M.A.
Project Coordinator, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, UW

Meg Brunner, M.L.I.S.
Information Specialist, Web Training Developer, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, UW

Jennifer Velotta, M.N.P.L., C.D.P., C.P.P.
Outreach Specialist, Clearinghouse Coordinator, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, UW

Kathy Edris, M.S.
Instructional Designer, Idesign Partners

Nancy Sutherland, M.L.S.
Director of Information Services, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, UW

Video production and edits – Martha Sanchez & Mario Zavaleta, Latino Northwest Communications
Narration – Sharon Garrett, MPH and Anthony Floyd, PhD
Articulate Storyline development – Meg Brunner, MLIS


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