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New York Center for Living is excited to partner with Smart Approach to Marijuana (SAM) to present, Hot Topics in the Efforts to Legalize Marijuana, presented by Kevin Sabet, Ph.D., President & CEO, Smart Approach to Marijuana (SAM) 9:30am-10:00am: Registration & networking with light breakfast provided 10:00am-12:00pm: Presentation *2 CEU's are offered for LMSW/LCSW & CASAC's for FREE* Overview: Today’s marijuana is much more potent than in the past — with pot edibles, candies, cookies, ice creams, and waxes being up to 99% THC. In comparison, marijuana in the Woodstock era contained 5% THC. Dr. Kevin Sabet will take participants through the latest facts and figures on what is really happening in legalized states and the overall goal of the legalization movement. Bio: Kevin Sabet, Ph.D. is an author, consultant, former advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, assistant professor, and serves as the President and CEO of SAM, which he founded with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy in 2013. He has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for almost 20 years. He has worked in the Clinton (2000), Bush (2002-2003) Administrations, and in 2011 he stepped down after serving more than two years as the senior advisor to President Obama’s drug control director, having been the only drug policy staffer to have ever served as a political appointee in a Democrat and Republican administration. Kevin has appeared since at the Aspen Ideas and New Yorker festivals, on the Organization of American States blue ribbon commission advising hemispheric drug policy, and in hundreds of forums and discussions promoting the ideas outlined in his first book, Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, published by Beaufort. He has been featured on the front page of the New York Times and in virtually every major media publication and news channel on the subject of drug policy. ___ If you have any questions please contact Laura Gottlieb at 212-712-8810 or [email protected] New York Center for Living is committed to providing the most effective treatment possible for chemically dependent youth, utilizing evidence based, individualized approaches that encompass the whole family system. We are guided by innovation, creativity, flexibility, and compassion. Our services reflect these ideals, placing the respect for our clients and their families at our core. As such, New York Center for Living has been, and will continue to be, a leader in the substance use treatment field. For more information please visit our website at www.centerforliving.org.