BEN CORT: LESSONS LEARNED AROUND BIG CANNABIS
Ben Cort shares what he has witnessed, as an advocate and person in recovery, since Big Cannabis came to Colorado upon legalizing marijuana in 2012. Ben is the CEO of The Foundry Steamboat Springs, author of Weed Inc.: The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC and the Commercial Marijuana Industry, and frequent guest in the media. His TED talk “Surprising Truths about Legalizing Cannabis” has been viewed over 2.5 million times.
Michelle Leopold describes how she thought she would teach Trevor about the world, but now instead she is teaching the world about Trevor. Trevor was diagnosed with serve cannabis use disorder and then died from 1 fentanyl pill at the age of 18.
Dr. David Rettew describes the public health harms related to cannabis and how the cannabis industry, by not acknowledging those harms, is not ready for the responsibility they are asking for. 6 minute video.
INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON CANNABIS REGULATIONS IN SAUSALITO
Laurie Dubin - History of Cannabis Policymaking in Sausalito
Dr. Tauheed Zaman - Health Impacts
Elizabeth O'Donnell - Commercial Cannabis Storefronts in Colorado
Sophie Taubman - Youth Perspective
Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams issues an advisory emphasizing the importance of protecting youth and pregnant women from the health risks of marijuana use.
High potency THC is associated with psychosis and schizophrenia. Why are we not following the science?
Dr. Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Stuyt is a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist and has worked in the addiction/behavioral health field since 1990. She was the Medical Director for the Circle Program, a 90-day inpatient treatment program, funded by the state of Colorado, for persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who have failed other levels of treatment from 1999 to 2020. She retired from this position in May 2020 in order to spend more time attempting to educate as many people as possible on the un-intended consequences she has seen from the commercialization of marijuana in Colorado, focusing primarily on the deleterious effects of high potency THC on the developing brain and mental health.