SAM is proud to announce that Robert L. DuPont, MD will provide the opening remarks for the 6th Annual SAM Summit in Atlanta, GA.
For 50 years, Dr. DuPont has been a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment. He was the first Director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (1973-1978) and the second White House Drug Chief (1973-1977). In 1978 he became the founding President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., a non-profit research and policy organization that identifies and promotes powerful new ideas to reduce drug use and addiction. He is the author ofChemical Slavery: Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Drug Epidemicpublished in 2018.
Dr. DuPont joins a star-studded slate of speakers such as award winning author and former New York Times journalist Alex Berenson, who will discuss his new, groundbreaking book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence, and former US Attorney Bob Troyer will present an eyewitness account of how marijuana commercialization has negatively impacted the state of Colorado.
This year’s summit will once again be taking place in conjunction with the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA on April 25, 2019.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is a nonpartisan, non-profit alliance of physicians, policy makers, prevention workers, treatment and recovery professionals, scientists, and other concerned citizens opposed to marijuana legalization who want health and scientific evidence to guide marijuana policies. SAM has affiliates in more than 30 states.