Encore: Perils of Big Pot -the Big Tobacco of our time
Dr. Kevin Sabet, author of 'Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana,' will discuss latest developments over the battle to legalize marijuana, and will review latest science about the drug. He will provide an overview of the current drug policy trends in the U.S., and debunk some of the most cited marijuana use myths i.e. it is harmless, non-addictive, and legalization will solve government’s budgetary problems. Dr. Sabet claims our greatest concern should be an inevitable rise of a second Big Tobacco industry, this time marketing marijuana to children and youth. He will cite rising problems in Colorado and Washington state. His presentation concludes with an overview of policy options, describing a smarter, science-based approach to marijuana policy that neither legalizes marijuana nor demonizes users. You will hear more about marijuana and marijuana policy, health effects of the drug, and current political landscape in this presentation than you likely ever have.