SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Education Summit
The SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Education Summit will be held Wednesday, August 22, as part of the National Conference on Alcohol and Addiction Disorders. Project SAM’s leaders are among the world’s most prominent voices calling for science-based marijuana education and awareness. Join Kevin A. Sabet, PhD, President, SAM, Director, Drug Policy Institute, leaders and educators for a day of education on Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy. They are bipartisan professionals working in mental health and public health, including medical doctors, lawmakers, treatment providers, preventionists, teachers, law enforcement officers and others who seek a middle road between incarceration and legalization. Its approach to marijuana policy is based on reputable science and sound principles of public health and safety.

SAM Summit Objectives:

To identify current evidence-based, specific diagnostic and treatment approaches, counseling skills and modalities, prevention techniques and other mechanisms to prevent, reduce and treat marijuana use, which will be successfully applied to the fields of mental health, behavioral health and addictive disorders.
To identify key policy discussions in the marijuana use disorder space.
To understand policy changes on the state and local level and recognize the evidence (or lack thereof) that contributes to practice.