Tuesday, October 24th
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have legalized medical marijuana, with considerable variation in the policies and programs that govern production, distribution, consumption, and use. This session brings together leading states and national experts who are currently tackling emerging policy issues and showcase diverse approaches to the implementation of medical marijuana policies and programs. Opening with a national overview of state medical marijuana laws from a leading medical marijuana expert, the session then turns to in-depth presentations by two states that are taking different approaches to implementation. Presenters will also address laws legalizing recreational marijuana and the intersection between the state’s medical and recreational marijuana policy.
- Michelle Larson, Director of the Office of Medical Cannabis, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
- Nicholas Peiper, Behavioral Epidemiologist, Behavioral and Urban Health Program, RTI
- Richard Gottfried, NY State Assemblyman
Chair, New York State Assembly Health Committee
- Andre Ourso, Administrator, Center for Health Protection, Oregon Health Authority