Don't miss the SAM Education Summit, taking place in conjunction with the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders in Anaheim, CA, on August 22, 2018!


FOR A LIMITED TIME: Registration is now open to all. Click here to register.


Supply is limited! 


Featured Speakers

  • Candace Lightner: Founder & CEO of WeSaveLives, Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • James Francois-Hays & Charmaine O. Francois-Hays: Compton Community Organizers
  • Roneet Lev, MD FACEP: Chief, Emergency Department, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Dana Stevens: Grassroots Coordinator, SAM & HighMeansDUI
  • Bari K. Platter, MS, RN, PMHCN-BC: Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation - University of Colorado Health
  • Luke Niforatos, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
  • Kevin Sabet, PhD: Founder and President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Topics to be covered

  • Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization
  • Community Activism - Fighting Back Big Marijuana
  • Federal Policy Update
  • Adverse Effects on Health Outcomes 
  • Marijuana-impaired Driving

SAM Summit Objectives:

  • To identify current evidence-based, specific diagnostic and treatment approaches, counseling skills and modalities, prevention techniques and other mechanisms to prevent, reduce and treat marijuana use, which will be successfully applied to the fields of mental health, behavioral health and addictive disorders.
  • To identify key policy discussions in the marijuana use disorder space.
  • To understand policy changes on the state and local level and recognize the evidence (or lack thereof) that contributes to practice.


Stay tuned for more updates on our lineup. There will be some pleasant surprises, too!


Act now to take advantage of discounted tickets to the event of the summer. Supplies are limited! 


Clickhere to register soon and save!


For the full agenda,click here!


If your organization would like to sponsor the summit, email us at info@learnaboutsam.orgfor more information on how to get involved.  


The whole SAM team and I hope to see you there!