Tuesday, April 6, 2021, starting at 03:00 PM (Washington, DC time)
What does the rising tide of marijuana legalization mean to families and communities across the United States? Will the profit motive of a booming marijuana industry put young people at risk, and how can we protect them?
Join the Partnership to End Addiction, on April 6th at 3:00pm EST for a conversation with Kevin A. Sabet, PhD, President and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a nonprofit organization he founded with former Representative Patrick Kennedy and David Frum. Dubbed by NBC News as the “prodigy of drug politics” and by Salon as the “quarterback of the new anti-drug movement,” author, consultant, advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, and assistant professor Dr. Sabet has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for more than 20 years.
His forthcoming book, Smokescreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know is a remarkable and shocking exposé about how 21st century cannabis, today’s new and highly potent form of the drug, is on the rise, spreading rapidly across America by an industry intent on putting rising profits over public health.
Partnership to End Addiction CEO Creighton Drury and VP of Prevention Research and Analysis Linda Richter, PhD, will discuss the themes of the book and give organizations information they can use to support and educate their communities.