Part 1: Considerations for Cannabis Legalization in Your State

Cannabis Greenhouse

Three-Part Cannabis Webinar Series

Prevention Professionals located in HHS Region 8 - Mountain Plains PTTC (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY), are invited to attend this no-cost, three-part training series on cannabis. Hear from experts about lessons learned with regards to cannabis legalization in their states; Gain a better understanding of the changing marketing messages created by the cannabis industry and what to do about it; As well as learn about various strategies to prevent cannabis use among youth.

Part 1: Considerations for Cannabis Legalization in Your State

May 31, 2022 

Presented by: Ali Maffey, MSW, Colorado Retail Marijuana Education Program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Ali Maffey, MSW, has led the Retail Marijuana Education Program in Colorado since its founding in 2014 in which she leads the public health response to youth prevention and adult education for adult use of cannabis. As the first state in the nation to open adult-use cannabis retail stores, Colorado was on the forefront of creating a public health response to this emerging market. The state had numerous successes along with many challenges in navigating this response, and this session will provide an opportunity to discuss what other states can learn from Colorado's response to formulate their own prevention and education programs.

Participants will:

  1. Identify the type of cannabis legalization and current cannabis prevalence rates in Region 8 states (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY).
  2. Describe how to identify leading public health considerations, with legalization, based on data.
  3. Identify lessons learned from Colorado shifting from a medical marijuana state to legalized adult use.
  4. Describe Colorado's successes and challenges through those lessons learned.


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