2019 SAM SUMMIT AGENDA

9:00am-9:10am:
SAM Summit Welcome
Robert L. DuPont, MD, President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

9:10am-9:30am:
SAM President’s Opening Keynote
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., President & CEO, SAM

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9:30am-10:15am:
National Update on Marijuana
Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health & Substance Use

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10:15am-10:45am:
It’s High Time We Take A Breath from Marijuana Commercialization
Bob Troyer, Former US Attorney, District of Colorado

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10:45am-11:00am
BREAK

11:00am-11:30am
How Cannabis-Derived Medications Go Through the FDA Approval Process
Alice Mead, VP, U.S. Public Policy & Public Affairs, Greenwich BioSciences

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11:30am-11:45am
Marijuana Social Media Promotions & Brand Engagement
Pamela Trangenstein,Ph.D., MPH – post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and Boston University School of Public Health 

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11:45am-12:30pm:
LUNCH

12:30pm-1:15pm:
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

1:15pm-2:00pm:
A Sitting US Attorney Shares His Perspective on Marijuana Policy
Mike Stuart: US Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia

2:00pm-2:45pm:
Physicians Roundtable – Marijuana Research: Hot Topics in Today’s Debate
Moderator: Theodore Caputi, Harvard University
Russell Kamer, MD: Medical Director, Partners In Safety
Ken Finn, MD: Springs Rehabilitation, PC
Gregory Blunt, M.D. FASAM, FISAM: Immediate Past President, International Society of Addiction Medicine, Past President, New York Society of Addiction Medicine

2:45pm-3:00pm
BREAK

3:00pm-3:45pm:
Social Justice Issues Related to Marijuana
Dr. Karla Mitchell, ND, Executive Director, Changing Lives and Staying Sober
Will Jones, Communications and Outreach Associate, SAM 
Abu Edwards, Director of State Affairs, SAM 

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3:45pm-4:00pm:
Marijuana in Oregon: The Marijuana Economy’s Role in Illicit Markets
Ravi Channell, Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Oregon/Idaho HIDTA

4:00pm-4:15pm:
A Community-Based Response – The Story of “Callie’s Backyard”
Jackie Long, Founder, Callie’s Backyard Foundation

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4:15pm-4:30pm:
Perspectives from a State Legislator
Kimberly Moser: Kentucky State Legislator

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4:30pm-4:45pm:
Closing Remarks and Call to Action
Luke Niforatos: Chief of Staff & Sr. Policy Advisor, Smart Approaches to Marijuana