THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PREVENTION COALITION HOSTS 2021 "CONVERSATIONS ON CANNABIS"

April 16, 2021

Media Contact: Samantha Elder, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications at Selder@mcadamhs.org.

DAYTON, OH – The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition (MCPC) will be hosting a Marijuana Summit, "Conversations on Cannabis," on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. via Zoom. The Summit is FREE to attend and will offer seven information sessions throughout the day.

Conversations on Cannabis will allow attendees to learn from national and local speakers as they present on topics including the impact of cannabis legalization, the impact of cannabis on youth, cannabis and social justice, workplace policies, current trends, and more. This summit is an opportunity for prevention groups, school administrators, workplaces, law enforcement officials, clinicians, and others in the public health and safety fields to learn more about this topic.

Participants may attend as many of the seven information sessions throughout the day as they would like, including a session from Kevin Sabet, Ph.D., the former advisor to three presidential administrations, ending as the Senior Advisor to President Obama's Drug Control Director. He remains the only drug policy staffer to have served as a political appointee to both a Democrat and Republican administration.

Please contact Colleen Oakes, Manager of the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition, at coakes@mcadamhs.org. For information about the MCPC, please visit preventionmc.org.

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About the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition (MCPC):

The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition is comprised of community leaders with a passion for preventing substance abuse and promoting positive mental health. The coalition's mission is to mobilize Montgomery County to prevent youth substance use and promote positive mental health by implementing evidence-based prevention strategies and community collaboration. The coalition's vision is a community where every individual lives a substance-free life with optimal mental health.

About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS):

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding, and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system in Ohio.