A major cannabis summit in Nevada brought together regulators, lawmakers, and law enforcement from across the US, all with the common goal of improving cannabis and vaping policies. The summit was hosted by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), in partnership with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. During a keynote called National Policy and Public Health Recommendations, Norman Birenbaum, New York’s Director of Cannabis Programs and inaugural president of the newly formed national Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), joined Brooke Hoots, acting cannabis strategy lead for the CDC Division of Overdose Prevention, and Elyse Contreras, a program manager focused on cannabis health for the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Birenbaum, Hoots, and Contreras focused on Colorado’s lessons learned, policy recommendations from states that have legalized, and the CDC’s “strategic plan for cannabis, gaps in the science, and the CDC’s plans to address them.”

Alyson Martin, Cannabis Wire, 01/25/2021 19:00:00

Open article: https://cannabiswire.com/2021/01/26/nevada-cannabis-summit-sheds-light-on-cdcs-cannabis-strategy-unit/