Jan Roberts: The Legitimizing of Cannabis as Medicine in Mental Health

Jan Roberts, Director of Translational Research, International Research Center on Cannabis & Mental Health is a recognized leader in the field of cannabis and mental health. Ms. Roberts is a licensed clinical social worker and the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Translational Research at the International Research Center on Cannabis and Mental Health, a collaborative research institute located in New York that bridges university and community-based projects. Ms. Roberts is the founder and former-CEO of Partners in Health and Wellbeing, one of the largest multi-site mental health and wellness practices in the mid-Atlantic region in the United States. Ms. Roberts teaches at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, where she will be awarded her doctorate in May 2019, and at CUNY Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work. In addition, Ms. Roberts is a governor-appointed member on the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act Advisory Committee and is the current Guest Editor for the Clinical Social Work Journal’s upcoming special issue on cannabis and mental health. Ms. Roberts lives in New York and sees patients at her private practice in Manhattan.

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