7/22/2020: Cannabis and Competitive Athletes: Current Science, Emerging Issues, and Prevention Opportunities

July 22, 2020

12 -1pm CST

Webinar Cost and Continuing Education Information
Our live webinars are free to all attendees with a maximum of 100 participants on the day of the event, so please log-in early to secure your spot.

Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainers and CDR Registered Dietitians may receive CE credit for attending either the live or home study webinars. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists may only receive CE credit for attending live events at this time.



The science on cannabis use and associated effects continues to grow, with emerging research related to impact for competitive athletes.  Many of the presenting issues college students seek help for or struggle with can be exacerbated by (or even caused by) cannabis use. In this web-based presentation, we will review the research behind marijuana use as academic outcomes, findings related to health and mental health, and research on cannabis and athletic performance.  Suggestions for screening and discussing cannabis use with students will be provided, and implications for prevention will be reviewed.

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.


Register Here



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 Category A hour/CEU. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the session. 


Drug Free Sport 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.

Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 9.2.1, 12.2.6


View the Webinar:

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