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The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit is an objective forum to address public health, science, and health equity in this time of expanding cannabis decriminalization, medical use, and legalization of recreational use. The 2019 Summit is scheduled for January 28-30, 2019, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. Registration is now open, and the Program is available for download.

Tracks for the 2019 Summit include:

  • Public safety
  • Prevention and education
  • Emerging research and epidemiological data
  • Governance, federal law, and emerging policy
  • Health effects
  • Regulatory issues


The 2017 National Cannabis Summit, held in Denver, Colorado, was the first forum in the U.S. to convene a cross-state discussion of policy, regulatory, and governance issues related to cannabis legalization. The 2017 Summary of Proceedings is available, along with videos of selected 2017 sessions.

We believe that continuing the conversation is important to establishing a public health and best practice approach to oversight and regulation of the emerging legal cannabis markets. We are excited to hold the 2019 Summit in California, a state at the forefront of cannabis decriminalization and legalization.

The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit will broaden our discussions to encompass the experience of not only U.S. state and local governments but that of Canada and Mexico as well. We will expand our scope to include relevant topics in the realm of public health, science, and health equity. Grounded in balanced and objective science-based perspectives, the 2019 Summit will not include an exhibit hall and has no ties to the cannabis industry.

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