Experts Gather in Lansing to Discuss Youth and Cannabis in Michigan

November 25th, 2023 Events & Conferences
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On December 7th, a critical event will take place in Lansing, Michigan, focusing on an increasingly relevant topic in the state: the impact of cannabis legalization on the youth. This gathering, titled "Cannabis and Protecting Our Youth," aims to shed light on the ramifications of legalized cannabis and its influence on younger generations in Michigan.

The event is scheduled to run from 9 am to 3 pm EST at Peckham, Inc., located at 3510 Capital City Boulevard in Lansing. This assembly presents a unique opportunity for attendees to gain insights from distinguished experts in the field, who will share their knowledge and experiences regarding cannabis and its effects on young people in our state.

The speakers lined up for this event are renowned figures in their respective fields:

  • Denise Kolakowski from the Michigan Regional Poison Control Center will offer her expertise. Her involvement signals the event's emphasis on safety and health-related aspects of cannabis use among youth.
  • Trooper Josh Tinkle of the Michigan State Police Marijuana and Tobacco Investigation unit will provide a law enforcement perspective. His insights will likely focus on the legal implications and enforcement challenges surrounding youth and cannabis.
  • Dr. Erin Bonar, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan Addiction Center, brings an academic and research-based viewpoint. Her expertise in addiction studies will be crucial in understanding the psychological and social impacts of cannabis on young individuals.
  • Ken Dail, representing the Michigan Youth Cannabis Action and Education Alliance, will likely address the educational and advocacy aspects of cannabis use among youth, emphasizing proactive measures and awareness.

This event is pivotal for community leaders, educators, parents, and anyone interested in understanding and mitigating the effects of cannabis legalization on the younger population. It promises to provide a comprehensive overview of the current situation in Michigan, combining health, legal, academic, and advocacy perspectives to offer a well-rounded understanding of this complex issue.

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