Webinar Overview and Objectives
Marijuana legalization laws in the Pacific Southwest Region are varied and complex. This webinar will provide an overview of the stages of state marijuana legalization laws and the multiple layers of marijuana policy. We will discuss the importance of prevention practitioners taking a leading role in identifying public health issues emerging from commercialization & legalization policies. The intersection of policy and prevention and how we approach marijuana prevention in the era of commercialized marijuana will be discussed.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the stages of state marijuana legalization laws and the multiple layers of marijuana policy.
- Recognize the importance of prevention to take a leading role in identifying public health issues emerging from commercialization & legalization policies.
- Discuss the intersection of policy and prevention and how they approach marijuana prevention in the era of commercialized marijuana.
Webinar Dates and Times
States and American Samoa
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Time Zone
04:00 PM – 05:30 PM Mountain
03:00 pM – 04:30 PM Pacific
01:00 PM – 02:30 PM Hawaii
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM American Samoa
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Time Zone
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM Republic of Palau
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Community and state-level prevention practitioners, tribes, allied health partners and community members located in the Northwest and Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington.
Scott Gagnon, MA, CPS, is Associate Executive Director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and Director of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). Appointed by the Maine Speaker of the House, Scott serves as the public health representative on Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission. Scott serves as the chair of the national PTTC Network’s Marijuana Risk Work Group. In addition, he chairs the Maine affiliate of Smart Approaches to Marijuana and has also served as Co-Chair of the Prevention Task Force for the Maine Opiate Collaborative. Scott recently served on the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for participating in the live event.