Click here to register early for the Sixth Annual Smart Approaches to Marijuana Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

The annual SAM Education Summit, being held again in Atlanta this year alongside the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, is the perfect option for interested and concerned parties to learn more about what the current research says about the negative effects of marijuana normalization on public health and safety.

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.

To learn more about the state of play when it comes to marijuana science, education, and policy, learn from the experts on what the data are showing, and hear more about how you can get involved, register for the SAM Education Summit today.


SAM Summit Welcome
Robert L. DuPont, MD, President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

SAM President’s Opening Keynote
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., President & CEO, SAM

National Update on Marijuana
Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health & Substance Use

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
Alice Mead, VP, U.S. Public Policy & Public Affairs, Greenwich BioSciences

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 


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

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: 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


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 

Marijuana in Oregon: The Marijuana Economy’s Role in Illicit Markets
Ravi Channell, Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Oregon/Idaho HIDTA

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

Perspectives from a State Legislator
Kimberly Moser: Kentucky State Legislator

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

Click here to register for the Sixth Annual SAM Education Summit