Webinar - Cannabis, People before Profits: The Evolution of Cannabis Policies and Where Prevention Fits In

 

Cannabis: People before Profits. The Evolution of Cannabis Policies and Where Prevention Fits In

 

Webinar Date: February 16, 2021

 

Webinar Description and Objectives

Marijuana legalization laws in the Pacific Southwest Region are varied and complex. This webinar will provide an overview of the stages of state marijuana legalization laws and the multiple layers of marijuana policy. We will discuss the importance of prevention practitioners taking a leading role in identifying public health issues emerging from commercialization & legalization policies. The intersection of policy and prevention and how we approach marijuana prevention in the era of commercialized marijuana will be discussed.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the stages of state marijuana legalization laws and the multiple layers of marijuana policy.
  2. Recognize the importance of prevention to take a leading role in identifying public health issues emerging from commercialization & legalization policies.
  3. Discuss the intersection of policy and prevention and how they approach marijuana prevention in the era of commercialized marijuana

 

Presenter

Scott Gagnon Scott Gagnon, MA, CPS, is Associate Executive Director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and Director of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). Appointed by the Maine Speaker of the House, Scott serves as the public health representative on Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission. Scott serves as the chair of the national PTTC Network’s Marijuana Risk Work Group. In addition, he chairs the Maine affiliate of Smart Approaches to Marijuana and has also served as Co-Chair of the Prevention Task Force for the Maine Opiate Collaborative. Scott recently served on the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory

 

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Webinar Slides

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Other Resources

Webinar: Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices to Address Substance Misuse Among Young Adults: SAMHSA’s Resource Guide

PTTC Network Marijuana Prevention Education Toolkit  (available in Spanish & Portuguese)

SAMHSA Evidence-Based Resource Guide: Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy

Updated Inventory of Programs for the Prevention and Treatment of Youth Cannabis Use, Washington State Institute for Public Policy (2019)

Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Programs and Strategies, CAPT (updated 2017)

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