The Summit will provide an objective national platform for all stakeholders to gather and discuss the full range of topics and questions while hearing a variety of perspectives.



Session handouts and speaker presentations will be available online at


To listen to audio of the keynote sessions, please see the recordings below:


  • Public Health and Public Safety
  • Prevention
  • Science of Cannabis
  • Emerging Research and Epidemiological Data
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Governance, Federal Law and Emerging Policy


How does changing cannabis policy and norms impact:

  • Addictions treatment and recovery
  • Public health
  • Prevention programs
  • Criminal justice system
  • Mental health treatment and recovery
  • National, state and local policies and regulations
  • Workplaces and businesses
  • Harm reduction efforts

Key questions:

  • What are the characteristics of state regulatory models and how can they be improved?
  • What are the differences between decriminalization, depenalization, legalization and medicalization?
  • What is the federal response to state marijuana initiatives?
  • What is the impact of medicalization and legalization on marijuana use? On perceived risk among youth?
  • What is the impact of marijuana use on consequences such as drugged driving?
  • What are states that have medicalized, legalized, or both doing to promote public health and safety?