Symposium on Marijuana in Washington:
Shaping a Research Agenda
Friday, May 20, 2016 ~ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
UW Tower Auditorium


 

Videos & Slides from the 2016 Symposium

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute hosted its 2nd research symposium on marijuana in Washington State in May 2016. This meeting explored new and persistent questions within the changing landscape of legal marijuana, including:

  • New policies, new challenges and opportunities
  • Marijuana and public health
  • Prevention, brief intervention, and treatment

The symposium featured experts from the University of Washington and other research and community organizations.

Morning Session

Symposium Opening Remarks
Dennis Donovan, PhD
Director, UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute [start video here]

Keynote: Marijuana Policies: What Matters for Influencing Public Health [
start video here | slides | bio]

  • Rosalie Pacula, PhD
    Senior Economist, RAND Corporation, Director, Bing Center for Health Economics; Co-director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center


Marijuana Legislation: Implementation Challenges and Opportunities (start video here)
Moderator: Mark Cooke, ACLU of Washington

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Afternoon Session

Marijuana and Public Health (start video here)
Moderator: Caleb Banta-Green, UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute





Marijuana Use: Prevention, Brief Interventions, and Treatment
Moderator: Dennis Donovan, UW ADAI (
start video here)

See also: 2013 Symposium | 2018 Symposium


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Contact: adai@uw.edu   ·   http://adai.uw.edu/mjsymposium/  ·   updated 3/2016