Attendees to this year’s SAM Summit will hear from top experts in the field, including sitting U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart and former U.S. Attorney for Colorado Bob Troyer. These professionals will attest to the problems of legalization firsthand. SAM is holding its first-ever “Physician’s Roundtable,” with top medical doctors, and attendees will hear from a New York Times bestselling author about his groundbreaking new book that shatters several marijuana myths. Presenters will discuss the interplay between marijuana and social media, as well as social justice impacts of changing policies.
2019 SAM SUMMIT AGENDA
Thursday, April 25, 2019
SAM President’s Opening Keynote
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. President & CEO, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Inc.
It’s High Time we Take A Breath from Marijuana Commercialization
Bob Troyer, Former US Attorney, District of Colorado
How Cannabis-Derived Medications Go Through the FDA Approval Process
Social Justice Issues Related to Marijuana
Lavon Pettis, Illinois State Director, Healthy & Productive Illinois
Will Jones, Communications & Outreach Associate, SAM, Inc.
Abu Edwards, Director of State Affairs, SAM, Inc.
Marijuana Social Media Promotions & Brand Engagement
Pamela Trangenstein, PhD, MPH - post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and Boston University School of Public Health
Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, & Violence
Alex Berenson, Author, The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, & Violence
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.: President & CEO, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Inc.
A Sitting US Attorney Shares His Perspective on Marijuana Policy
Mike Stuart, US Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia
Physicians Roundtable - Marijuana Research: Hot Topics in Today’s Debate
Moderator, Ashlynn Lusk, Ph.D.: Senior Research Analyst, SAM, Inc.
Russell Kamer, MD – Medical Director, Partners In Safety
Ken Finn, MD, Springs Rehabilitation, PC
Ed Gogek,,MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist & Author: Marijuana Debunked
A Community-Based Response – The Story of “Callie’s Backyard”
Jackie Long, Jackie Long, Founder, Callie’s Backyard Foundation
Closing Remarks and Call to Action
Luke Niforatos, Chief of Staff & Sr. Policy Advisor, SAM, Inc.