Exploring Traffic Safety in the Era of Legal Cannabis: Michigan Impaired Driving Summit

October 31st, 2023 Events & Conferences
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The increasing acceptance and legalization of recreational cannabis have brought forth unique challenges in traffic safety and law enforcement. To address these concerns, a pivotal event is scheduled for those keen on understanding and navigating the intricacies of this evolving landscape. The 2023 Michigan Impaired Driving Summit, organized by AAA Michigan and the State of Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, aims to foster a constructive dialogue surrounding these issues.

The summit is set to take place on Wednesday, November 8, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm EST. The venue chosen for this engaging discussion is the Crowne Plaza Lansing West, an IHG Hotel, located at 925 South Creyts Road, Lansing, MI 48917.

A Glimpse into the Day's Itinerary

The event will commence with a Registration/Check-In and Networking session from 7:15 am to 8:15 am, giving attendees an opportunity to connect before the main agenda begins.

From 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, the summit will delve into a dynamic, full-day agenda. The organizers have invited national impaired driving experts to join AAA and the State of Michigan's Office of Highway Safety Planning in a comprehensive, statewide conversation. The dialogue will focus on the challenges and nuances of traffic safety and law enforcement, especially in light of the recreational use of cannabis in Michigan.

It's important to note that this event is designed for in-person participation only, with no provision for virtual access.

Catering to Attendee Needs

To ensure a comfortable experience, refreshments and lunch will be provided to all participants. Moreover, attendees seeking accommodation have an opportunity to avail of a small block of discounted rooms at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Reservation Details

For those interested in securing a room, reservations can be made directly by identifying oneself as a MI Impaired Driving Summit attendee. Reservations can be initiated by calling the hotel at (877) 322-5544. Alternatively, online reservations can also be processed by visiting Crowne Plaza Lansing West and using the Group Code AAA while specifying the check-in and check-out dates.

Guests have the flexibility to cancel their reservations up until 4:00 p.m. EST the day before arrival. Failure to cancel in time will result in a charge equivalent to one night's stay, along with applicable taxes.


The 2023 Michigan Impaired Driving Summit promises to be an enlightening and necessary dialogue for stakeholders interested in the crossroads of traffic safety and cannabis legalization. It offers an invaluable opportunity to stay informed, network, and actively participate in shaping the future of safe driving practices in Michigan.

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