Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Editor: Douglas A. Berman
Moritz College of Law

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Come see great panel on "Marijuana Policy in America" at "Laboratories of Democracy: Drug Policy In The United States"

The second part of the title of this post is the title of this exciting event taking place in Washington DC next week that I have had the honor of helping to plan.   The event will include a panel discussion on the opioid crisis and a panel discussion on marijuana reform, and here is the event's full description:

Drug use and substance abuse are circumstances that no longer impact only a small percentage of our population. In 2016, over 20 million Americans dealt with a substance use disorder, and the CDC estimates that more than 10 percent of the American population use some form of illegal drug each month. The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that 58 percent of those in state prisons and 63 percent of those sentenced to state jails meet the medical criteria for drug dependence or abuse.

The Ohio State University’s newly established Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC), with support from the Charles Koch Foundation, will host Laboratories of Democracy: Drug Policy in the United States. This important event will bring together leading academics, members of law enforcement, policymakers, think tank scholars, community advocates, media figures, and other influencers from different spheres and perspectives to discuss the diverse and challenging policy questions that have emerged in the drug policy area.

The event will be held at The Willard InterContinental in Washington, DC on September 25, 2018 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The experts speaking at this event have used their knowledge to propose positive drug policy solutions to tackle the difficult problems faced by our country, and the program will engage attendees in an action-oriented discussion on how our country can move forward with positive solutions to addiction and substance abuse.

More details about and registration for this event are available here and here.   I will be one of the speakers on the marijuana panel, and all the other participants are even more interesting.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/2018/09/come-see-great-panel-on-marijuana-policy-in-america-at-laboratories-of-democracy-drug-policy-in-the-.html

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Comments

I just signed up—great panelists and I’ve been hoping to meet Prof. Berman without going to Ohio (nothing against the state, just too far from Virginia).

Posted by: Richard Kennedy | Sep 19, 2018 11:52:23 AM

Looking forward to meeting you, Richard!

Posted by: Doug B. | Sep 19, 2018 1:14:51 PM

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