Monday, April 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: Amherst Room, Campus Center
The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the next event in the Dean's Symposia Series: "Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice & Policy Considerations." The symposium will examine the potential public health impact of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts.
Darrin Grondel, EdD, will provide the keynote address. He has over 25 years of law enforcement and traffic safety experience serving with the Washington State Patrol and serving as Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
In 2012, Washington State became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Since legalization, Darrin has become a featured speaker around the globe discussing the issues and impacts of impaired driving as a result legalization, considerations for states addressing marijuana legalization, and the impacts of drugged driving.
Additional featured speakers will include:
- Jennifer Whitehill, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the UMass Amherst Department of Health Promotion and Policy
- Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the UMass Amherst Department of Health Promotion and Policy
- Cheryl Sbarra, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy and Law with the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
A panel discussion will follow the presentations.