Medical Marijuana: 2020 Update: EVALI, Pregnancy, and Cannabis Use Disorder

Pre-recorded breakout session workshops


Nancy C. Mabe, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Mabe is a 1994 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine.  She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University in 1997.  She was in private practice in Arlington Heights IL and Wentzville MO until 2015.   She now works as the Director of the Ambulatory Clinical Experience for the 1st and 2nd year medical students and works with the Internal Medicine Residents in the ambulatory clinic at the University of Missouri.  She is married to Dan and has 3 girls: Kaitlyn, Christa, and Allison.


Session Description:

This is the second in a series of 2 talks discussing medical marijuana. There is no need to have heard last year’s talk to attend.  We will briefly discuss the process of medical marijuana certification, common approved indications, and dispensaries;  examine the growing percentage of THC in marijuana and then move on to the key points of EVALI (e-cigarette vaping alveolar lung injury), pregnancy and marijuana, and cannabis withdrawal syndrome.  I will give you the resources needed to engage in discussions of this subject with your patients, community and hospital system.



  1. Explore the trends in states with medical and recreation marijuana legislation and the use by pregnant women.  Explore the association between self-reported cannabis use and maternal, perinatal, and neonatal outcomes.
  2. Discuss the EVALI study(E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use -Associated Lung Injury) and its strong association with THC containing products
  3. Review Marijuana Use Disorder: trends, treatments