ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The 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 North American Cannabis Summit was held January 28–30, 2019, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The program is available for download. The plenary session videos can be viewed online. Proceedings will be available in Spring 2019.
The 2017 National Cannabis Summit was the forerunner event to the 2019 Summit. Held in Denver, Colorado, the 2017 Summit was the first forum in the United States to convene a cross-state discussion of policy, regulatory, and governance issues related to cannabis legalization.
The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit continued this conversation that is so critical to establishing a public health and best–practice approach to oversight and regulation of the emerging legal cannabis markets. The 2019 Summit broadened our discussions to encompass the experience of not only U.S. state and local governments, but that of Canada and Mexico. We expanded our scope to include relevant topics in the realms of public health, science, and health equity. Grounded in balanced and objective science-based perspectives, the 2019 Summit did not receive cannabis industry funding and intentionally minimized commercial influence by not hosting an exhibit hall.
The conversation continues! We invite you to join us on social media with the official conference hashtag #NACannabisConvo.