Kevin Sabet, PhD, featured Speaker at Marijuana Education Forum

April is Alcohol Awareness Month
April 1, 2014
National Prevention Week, May 18-24.
May 19, 2014

COSA-NCADD, Addiction Prevention Coalition and the Montgomery Unified Prevention System Coalition (MUPS) will host a Marijuana Education Forum featuring Kevin Sabet, PhD on April 10th at the Doubletree Hotel (downtown Montgomery) from 11:30am-1:00pm.  This event is FREE.

A discussion will include outcomes on Colorado’s and other state’s marijuana laws, common “myths” about marijuana, and the effects of laws on young addicts.

Dubbed the “quarterback” of the new anti-drug movement by Salon Magazine, Kevin A. Sabet, PhD has over 18 years of experience working on drug policy. Dr. Sabet is the Director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida and an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. With Patrick J. Kennedy, he is the co-founder of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana). He is also a policy consultant to numerous domestic and international organizations through his company, the Policy Solutions Lab. His current clients include the United Nations, where he holds a senior advisor position at the Italy-based United Nations Inter-regional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. He also recently served as the only non medical doctor on the writing committee establishing the official position on marijuana legalization for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

From 2009-2011, he served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor to Director Kerlikowske at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Representing his non-partisan commitment to drug policy, he previously worked on research, policy and speech writing at ONDCP in 2000 and from 2003-2004 in the Clinton and Bush Administrations, respectively. He remains the only staff member at ONDCP to hold a political appointment in both the Bush and Obama Administrations.

For more information, call 334-262-1629.


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