Cannabis and Competitive Athletes: Current Science, Emerging Issues, and Prevention Opportunities

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This webinar will bring participants up to date with current trends and statistics on vaping and marijuana.  We will discuss use of these substances by student-athletes and how they affect athletic performance.  Finally, we will look at ways we can recognize student-athletes who may be struggling and how to connect them to the people who can help them.

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be better able to:

  1. Identify at least two ways in which cannabis use could result in unwanted effects for those who make the choice to use.
  2. Identify a screening measure for cannabis use disorder.
  3. Identify at least one way in which cannabis use can impact athletic performance.

Target Audience: ATs, RDs, CSCS, and other sports medicine or athlete support staff



Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Jason Kilmer is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (UW), and serves as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use by college students. In addition to research and teaching, he has worked extensively with college students and student groups around alcohol and other drug prevention programming and presentations throughout his career both at UW and on campuses across the nation.  As faculty in the School of Medicine, Jason continues his direct work with students through presentations for intercollegiate athletics and residence life.  Jason has been project faculty for several national learning collaboratives in the US, including the NCAA’s 360 Proof project.  He was the 2014 recipient of the National Prevention Network’s Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention, the 2017 recipient of the Washington State Prevention Professional Award of Excellence, and received the 2018-2019 Research Award from NASPA’s Student Athlete Knowledge Community for outstanding contributions to scholarship highlighting the shared interests of athletics and student affairs.


Drug Free Sport International (BOC AP# P8729) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the session. 



Drug Free Sport (Accredited Provider 99D4E11) is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to provide continuing education to Registered Dietitians. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 CPEU.

Certificate Information

      • Activity Number: 156984
      • Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 9.2.1, 12.2.6
      • CPE Level: 2



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